GRAMMY®-nominated and Golden Globe-winning composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein make their Kennedy Center debut when they perform their Stranger Things score live on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 PM! The performance will also include a tribute to the late Jóhann Jóhannsson with The Spektral Quartet. Jóhannsson passed away last year “at the height of his influence in both film and concert spheres.”(DC Insider)
Lakeshore Records congratulations soundtrack partners If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell), Mandy (Jóhann Jóhannsson) and One Strange Rock (Daniel Pemberton) on their ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards nominations! ASCAP members have until Sunday, April 14 to turn in their votes. Congratulations to all the nominees this year!
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK – Nicholas Britell 2018 ASCAP Film Score of the Year – films theatrically released in the US in 2018
MANDY – Jóhann Jóhannsson 2018 ASCAP Film Score of the Year – films theatrically released in the US in 2018
ONE STRANGE ROCK – Daniel Pemberton 2018 ASCAP TV Composer of the Year – television programs that initially aired in the US in 2018
Pitchfork asks, Are We in a Golden Age of Experimental Film Scores? Featured in the piece are film composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Patriots Day, Before The Flood, The Social Network), Johann Johannsson (Mandy, Sicario, Arrival), Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow (Annihilation, Free Fire, Ex Machina), Clint Mansell (Black Mirror: San Junipero; Black Swan, Happy New Near, Colin Burstead), Jonny Greenwood (You Were Never Really Here, Phantom Thread, There Will Be Blood), and more.
Whether you’re a traditionalist or not, this feature uncovers what it’s like behind the scenes by composers who are an active part of this “golden age.” See the full story now at Pitchfork. What are some of your favorite experimental film scores? Listen to these scores by the featured film composers below!
Here’s your chance to directly vote for your favorite horror film which did not make the Academy Awards® nominations. Thanks to Fangoria for nominating six (6) Lakeshore soundtrack partners on this list including Best Score for Mandy (Johann Johannsson) and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (Fabio Frizzi), numbering 13 nominations in all! Deadline to cast your vote is Tuesday, January 29 at 11:59 PM CST.
You know what to do: vote now for your favorite Lakeshore soundtrack partner at Fangoria online.
His score for the hitman-redemption potboiler You Were Never Really Here mirrors Joaquin Phoenix’s remarkable performance, flicking quickly between Drive-wave menace and fluttering string elegies. – The Playlist
It’s been a year of reinvention, says The AV Club of the film scores out in 2018. Both the compositions of Johann Johannsson (Mandy) and Jonny Greenwood (You Were Never Really Here) — which made their tightly-curated 10 Best Film Scores of 2018 list — may fit the bill or their scores are just so special that it defies the typical film music critic descriptors. Lakeshore Records (together with Invada Records in the UK) released both of these critically-acclaimed scores, and you can find them now on Digital, CD and vinyl, worldwide. See the full list at The AV Club.
Mandy marked a new musical direction for Jóhannsson, one that pulls the seemingly contradictory aural impulses of lush synthesizer romance, cold percussive menace, and harsh buzzsaw guitars into one doom metal-influenced ambient whole that sets your whole body abuzz with blissful waves of ecstatic noise.