Lakeshore Records has released Kathryn Bostic’s EMMY-nominated score to Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir — available now digitally on all major music services! The 14-track album showcases her composition for the EMMY-nominated American Masters (PBS) documentary about pioneering author Amy Tan. Keep reading for the album listening link and more about the film.
The score by award-winning composer Kathryn Bostic, who was recently shortlisted for an Oscar in 2020 for her song “High Above the Water,” is an emotionally rich backdrop to the documentary film profiling the pioneering author Amy Tan. The masterfully played piano as well as the strings and percussion, reflect the strength of Tan’s spirit as her life and career unfold in the film.
If you missed the recent live discussion with EMMY Nominees Michael Abels (“Allen v. Farrow“), Kathryn Bostic (the forthcoming Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir), Kris Bowers (“Bridgerton“), and Mark Crawford (The Social Dilemma), presented by Lakeshore Records and The Society of Composers & Lyricists (The SCL), members can now watch a replay of the discussion online, hosted by journalist Tim Greiving! If you’re not yet a member, get details now at The Society of Composers & Lyricists website.
See our previous announcement about this lively panel discussion here.
Join 2021 EMMY-nominated composers Michael Abels (“Allen v. Farrow”), Kathryn Bostic (the forthcoming Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir), Kris Bowers (“Bridgerton”), and Mark Crawford (The Social Dilemma) in conversation live on YouTube this Thursday, August 19 (6:30 PM PT)! Presented by Lakeshore Records and The Society of Composers & Lyricists (The SCL), the panel discussion will be moderated by film music journalist Tim Greiving.
The exclusive event is open to SCL members. Screening links are available upon registration. Find out how you can register now at The SCL online.
Composer Kathryn Bostic is an EMMY Nominee for Outstanding Composition in the News & Documentary category for her score to Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, which premiered June 23rd on American Masters (PBS). Since last year, even before Kathryn’s song, “High Above the Water” got Oscar shortlisted, we’ve followed her journey through awards season. We’ve rounded up all our recent coverage of Kathryn and Toni Morrison for your convenience, which you can find below.
Critics have heaped praise on Kathryn’s score, including legendary Composer and Music Producer Quincy Jones, who said, “One of the best I’ve ever heard.” Watch this video featuring clips from the documentary and the track, “Toni Editor Mission”:
For Women’s Equality Day, we are shining an extra spotlight on Women Composers! Why? Although this day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, granting women the right to vote, we take this opportunity to feature just a sample of the talented film and television composers who exist and deserve a seat at the table in the soundtrack world.