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Celebrating Women Composers 2022

Spotlight: Women Composers

This year, Lakeshore Records has curated a new playlist of select tracks featuring score cues by the world’s top and rising women composers!  You may already know most of these talented individuals who have made a name for themselves in the film, television, and video game music worlds.  You may have missed their latest soundtrack releases.   In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2022, we invite you to take a listen and hopefully end up on a deep dive of discovery through these incredible composers’ discographies as this Spotify playlist is by no means a complete picture of all they have to offer.  What soundtracks have you rediscovered below?

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New Soundtracks: The Predator Full Score (Henry Jackman), Spheres (Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein), The Journey: Champions (Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe) + New Vinyl!

New soundtracks: The Predator, Mandy vinyl, and Sphere VR

This week we have an embarrassment of riches: soundtrack releases from Lakeshore Records by highly-regarded composers such as Henry Jackman, Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, Johann Johannsson and more!   Plus, lots of new vinyl releases headed your way in time for Halloween weened delivery and pre-orders.

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Regarding Susan Sontag Screens At Napa Valley College On January 29, Score Album Available On CD March 10

Regarding Susan Sontag Documentary Screens In Napa Valley, Score By Laura Karpman & Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum Available Now


If you’re going to be in northern California on Thursday, January 29, here’s your chance to screen Regarding Susan Sontag, the compelling documentary by Nancy Kates which aired on HBO over December.  Get details at the Napa Valley Register.  The Regarding Susan Sontag soundtrack is available now digitally and the CD will be available on March 10.

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Regarding Susan Sontag (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes | pre-order CD

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Regarding Susan Sontag Is A “Highly Watchable Film” Says LA Times

Regarding Susan Sontag Soundtrack Available Now From Lakeshore Records

See a free screening of Regarding Susan Sontag on Thursday, January 29.  For more screening locations, go to Sontagfilm.org.

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Regarding Susan Sontag Soundtrack Out Now, Feat. Four-Time Emmy Winning Composer Laura Karpman & Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum; Watch The Award Winning Documentary On HBO

There are myriad informative interviews in the film, with Leibovitz, Kollisch, Wayne Koestenbaum, Fran LebowitzStephen Koch and others, but this is far from the usual exaltation of talking heads. Instead, with cinematographer Sophia Constantinou, and a haunting musical score by Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Kates has created a fact-based profile, but with boldly evocative impressionist strokes that mirror the complexity of Sontag’s life and career. -David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle


Out now digitally from Lakeshore Records: Regarding Susan Sontag (Original Motion Picture Score) featuring the score by four-time Emmy-winning Composer Laura Karpman & Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum.  Regarding Susan Sontag, which won the Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, is documentary about Susan Sontag: critic, novelist, filmmaker, political activist and the “rock star of intellectuals.”  Watch Regarding Susan Sontag directed by Nancy D. Kates on HBO throughout the month of December (check local listings).  The soundtrack CD is coming soon!

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Regarding Susan Sontag (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | CD coming soon

Track Listing

01 Regarding Susan Sontag
02 The Critique of Pure Reason
03 A Real Bookstore, Where To Sin in San Francisco
04 Being 24, A Loss of Personality
05 Paris
06 Childhood, The Truth is Something Told
07 Remarkable People
08 Notes on Camp
09 Against Interpretation
10 Style
11 Image of Myself
12 Jasper Johns
13 Kidnapped by the Movies
14 On Photography
15 People Remember Only Photographs
16 Guardians of Language, A Culture of War
17 I Am In Love
18 New York City, The Power in Being an Exception
19 Everything Remembered is Dear, Illness as Metaphor
20 Breakup
21 Solitude, AIDS and its Metaphors
22 It Hurts to Love, The Package of Susan Sontag
23 Truth, Cancer
24 Death is the Opposite of Everything

Regarding Susan Sontag Soundtrack Coming Soon From Lakeshore Records

Director: Nancy Kates. Cast: Voiced by Patricia Clarkson.

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist figures of her generation. The documentary explores Sontags life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson.


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Watch Regarding Susan Sontag on HBO throughout the month of December (check local listings).

Regarding Susan Sontag: Documentary About ‘A Rock Star Of Intellectuals’ Airs On HBO Throughout December, Soundtrack Feat. Laura Karpman & Nora-Kroll Rosenbaum Coming Soon

A highly watchable film…Kates also dresses the screen with poetical visual interludes — animated type resolving into a portrait of the writer, a naked female torso to accompany Sontag’s sexual realizing that she liked women in a way she hadn’t liked men. (It wasn’t until 2000 that she publicly acknowledged her bisexuality.) These moves are not strictly necessary, but they give the film a dreaminess that suits the subject and complements the grainier, rougher archival footage.

-Robert Lloyd, LA Times


If you missed Regarding Susan Sontag directed by Nancy Kates which made its exclusive premiere on HBO on Monday night, you can catch it at the following airdates:

HBO Airdates:

December 11 (3:30 p.m.)
December 13 (4:15 p.m.)
December 17 (5:30 p.m.)
December 22 (11:55 p.m.)
December 28 (2:00 p.m.)
December 30 (9:30 a.m.)

HBO2 Airdates:

December 10 (8:00 p.m.)
December 15 (1:40 p.m.)
December 18 (12:50 a.m.)
December 27 (10:00 a.m.)


Stay tuned for more on the soundtrack to Regarding Susan Sontag, featuring the score by composers Laura Karpman & Nora-Kroll Rosenbaum.

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Recipient of a Special Jury Mention at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Regarding Susan Sontag features a rich collection of archival materials, evocative imagery and accounts from friends, family, colleagues and lovers – including Sontag’s sister, Judith Sontag Cohen, authors Stephen Koch, Eva Kollisch, Fran Leibowitz and Sigrid Nunez, and poet Wayne Koestenbaum – and Sontag’s work, read by Patricia Clarkson.

Regarding Susan Sontag Soundtrack Coming Soon From Lakeshore Records

Passionate and gracefully outspoken, Susan Sontag was a prominent literary, political and feminist icon.  As a critic, novelist, teacher, filmmaker, activist and iconoclast, her love of learning and examinations of cultural and political ideas made her both a compelling public figure and a significant 20th-century critic.  A complex person, Sontag fiercely guarded her privacy, despite her boldness in the literary world.

Watch Regarding Susan Sontag on HBO (check local listings).