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‘Blood on Black Wax’ is a Passionate Tribute to Movie Soundtracks and Vinyl – And a Must-Own For Horror Fans

“ Vinyl is one of those beautiful mediums that should not die out. I think film scores are in general enjoying more of a renaissance as a celebrated art form, and that ’ s beautiful. Vinyl is one of the things that contributes to letting people know that the scores to films are in themselves works of art that are worth being treasured. ”  –  Michael Abels, Composer of Us and Get Out In the foreword of 1984 Publishing and Rue Morgue ’ s latest book, Blood on Black Wax: Horror Sou...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, House, Catholic Church, John Williams, Young, Chris, Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, John Carpenter, Lalo Schifrin, Goldsmith, Andrew Wright, Musica


TheStrad.com: Blues Dialogues: Rachel Barton Pine, Matthew Hagle

Blues Dialogues: Music by Black Composers Rachel Barton Pine, Violin Matthew Hagle, Piano Cedille Records  CDR 90000 182 The Strad 5 April 2019 CARLOS MARÍA SOLARE The Strad Recommends The Strad Issue: April 2019 Description: Pine’s ‘black and blues’ programme is both fascinating and enchanting   Musicians: Rachel Barton Pine (violin), Matthew Hagle (piano)   Works: BAKER Blues, PERKINSON Blue/s Forms, STILL Suite; Louisiana Blues Strut, DA...
Tags: Religion, Bernard Herrmann, Logan, Clarence Cameron White, William J Zick, Rachel Barton Pine, Billy Childs, Larpenteur Avenue, Matthew Hagle, Jascha Heifetz, Rachel Barton Pine Matthew Hagle, Louisiana Blues Strut DA COSTA


John Malveaux: Billboard.com: Michael Abels on Delivering a Frightfully Good Score

Michael Abels (Todd Robinson/Billboard) John Malveaux of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: Composer Michael Abels discusses the music in the movie US  https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8503740/michael-abel-jordan-peele-us-composer   Billboard Michael Abels on Delivering a Frightfully Good Score for Jordan Peele's Horror Flick 'Us' 3/22/2019 by Paula Parisi “Visit your local record shop to find out how you can be part of Hands Across ...
Tags: New York, Religion, US, Jordan, Sony Pictures, Dolby, MGM, Elisabeth Moss, Universal Pictures, Bernard Herrmann, Peele, Santa Cruz Calif, Jordan Peele, Rodd, William J Zick, John Malveaux


The 20 Best Classic Soundtrack Reissues of 2018

Film-score buffs had a bonanza of riches to choose from in 2018 — notwithstanding the fact that the soundtrack business is almost unrecognizable from what it was even a decade ago. Instead of farming out their new scores to the traditional soundtrack labels, most studios now retain them for their own in-house labels and generally […]
Tags: News, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, Music for Screens, Best of 2018


The 20 Best Archival Soundtrack Albums of 2018

Film-score buffs had a bonanza of riches to choose from in 2018 — notwithstanding the fact that the soundtrack business is almost unrecognizable from what it was even a decade ago. Instead of farming out their new scores to the traditional soundtrack labels, most studios now retain them for their own in-house labels and generally […]
Tags: News, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, Music for Screens, Best of 2018


The 20 Best Classic Soundtrack Albums of 2018

Film-score buffs had a bonanza of riches to choose from in 2018 — notwithstanding the fact that the soundtrack business is almost unrecognizable from what it was even a decade ago. Instead of farming out their new scores to the traditional soundtrack labels, most studios now retain them for their own in-house labels and generally […]
Tags: News, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, Music for Screens, Best of 2018


The Allure of 'Mountain': An Interview with Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti

None Mountain (2017) is a musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) and filmmaker Jennifer Peedom. Exploring the alluring force mountains hold over the imagination of humankind, Willem Dafoe narrates the words written by Peedom and British writer Robert Macfarlane. The ACO and their Artistic Director, Richard Tognetti, appeared at The Barbican, London in October of this year for a live performance of Mountain, ahead of their scheduled return to the venue in 2019 and ...
Tags: Feature, Music, London, Interview, Documentary, Sports, Mountain, Canada, Banff, Picasso, Bernard Herrmann, Mountain Climbing, Pierre Boulez, Werner Herzog, Jen, Jennifer


31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs

It makes sense that we’re experiencing a horror renaissance. The genre took off during the Great Depression and has been there for us in difficult times to accentuate and provide some semblance of shelter from our biggest fears. Since the dawn of the medium, music has proven just as important to film as visuals are; … More »
Tags: Music, Broadcast, Coil, David Lynch, Philip Glass, Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Bernard Herrmann, Fabio Frizzi, John Carpenter, Johann Johannsson, Colin Stetson, Rick Wakeman, Cliff Martinez, Popol Vuh, John Harrison


aworks listening log :: july 7, 2018

John Adams Absolute Jest (2011/12). Doric String Quartet, Peter Oundjian, Royal Scottish National Orchestra [2018 Chandos] American Berserk (2001). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Classics] ✓ Hallelujah Junction (1998). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Classics] Naive and Sentimental Music (1997-98). Peter Oundjian, Royal Scottish National Orchestra [2018 Chandos] Phyrgian Gates (1977/78). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Classics] ✓ China Gates (1977). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Clas...
Tags: Religion, John Adams, Bernard Herrmann, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, Rgable, Intakt Records, Jeroen van Veen, Peter Oundjian Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Julius Eastman Buddha, Kukuruz Quartet, Aaron Copland Movement for String Quartet, Listeninglog


aworks listening log :: july 7, 2018

John Adams Absolute Jest (2011/12). Doric String Quartet, Peter Oundjian, Royal Scottish National Orchestra [2018 Chandos] American Berserk (2001). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Classics] ✓ Hallelujah Junction (1998). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Classics] Naive and Sentimental Music (1997-98). Peter Oundjian, Royal Scottish National Orchestra [2018 Chandos] Phyrgian Gates (1977/78). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Classics] ✓ China Gates (1977). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Classics] ...
Tags: Religion, John Adams, Bernard Herrmann, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, Rgable, Intakt Records, Jeroen van Veen, Peter Oundjian Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Julius Eastman Buddha, Kukuruz Quartet, Aaron Copland Movement for String Quartet, Listeninglog


Surfing on a Constantly Shifting Bed of Earthquaking Sand Dunes

Last week, I talked about going to a school that changed my life. The thing is, you don’t get to just change one part of your life at once. That’s not what life is. Life is where you surf on a constantly shifting bed of earthquaking sand dunes and you try to grab what happiness you can as it floats by amidst the chaos. Or something. Here’s the recap: 1. It starts with a bad job in Boston, and me hightailing it back to Arkansas to pursue music after a lifetime of pushing it away. 2. Then it moves...
Tags: Scotland, Germany, Boston, Religion, Toronto, Diamond, Chicago, Austin, Arkansas, Connecticut, Portugal, Brazil, Columns, Vermont, Bernard Herrmann, Stax Records


aworks listening log :: july 7, 2018

John Adams Absolute Jest (2011/12). Doric String Quartet, Peter Oundjian, Royal Scottish National Orchestra [2018 Chandos] American Berserk (2001). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Classics] ✓ Hallelujah Junction (1998). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Classics] Naive and Sentimental Music (1997-98). Peter Oundjian, Royal Scottish National Orchestra [2018 Chandos] Phyrgian Gates (1977/78). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Classics] ✓ China Gates (1977). Jeroen van Veen [2017 Brilliant Clas...
Tags: Religion, John Adams, Bernard Herrmann, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, Rgable, Listening Log, Intakt Records, Jeroen van Veen, Peter Oundjian Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Julius Eastman Buddha, Kukuruz Quartet, Aaron Copland Movement for String Quartet


aworks listening log :: july 6, 2018

Julius Eastman ✓  Gay Guerrilla (1980). Kukuruz Quartet [2018 Intakt Records]. New recording adds to the reputation of the late composer. . Frederic Rzewski ✓  Coming Together (1971). NakedEye Ensemble [2018 Starkland]. Not like any other version. Christian Wolff Rhapsody (2009). National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic [2018 Naxos] John, David (1998). Robyn Schulkowsky, SWR Symphony Orchestra [2018 Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc.]  Patrick Higgins Dossier (2017). Patr...
Tags: Wikipedia, Religion, Sony Music Entertainment, Bernard Herrmann, Hans Zimmer, Julius Eastman, John David, Rgable, Lisa Hirsch, San Francisco Classical Voice, John Harbison, Patrick Higgins, Frederic Rzewski, Listening Log, Intakt Records, Robyn Schulkowsky


The Kuleshov Fallacy

The face has long been regarded as one of the major weapons in the arsenal of cinema—as a tool of characterization, a source of visual fascination, and not least, as a vehicle of emotional expression. Research on emotion from psychology and other disciplines offers a rich resource illuminating the world of expressive behavior on which filmmakers draw, and shape to their own artistic ends, as I discuss in an earlier blog here. But there is an influential idea in the history of film—part of the lo...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Philosophy, Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho, Herrmann, Bernard Herrmann, Janet Leigh, Marion, Leigh, Dacher Keltner, Goodall, Arts & Humanities, Murray Smith, Marion Crane


William Boyle's Playlist for His Novel "The Lonely Witness"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. William Boyle's novel The Lonely Witness is a vivid character-driven work of crime fiction. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Powered by brilliantly realized characters, a ric...
Tags: Music, New York, David, Brooklyn, New York Times, Queens, Miami, Rex, David Lynch, Nina Simone, Anthony, Morton, Nick Cave, Herrmann, Bernard Herrmann, Amy


How Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ Influenced ‘Star Wars’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films that inspired George Lucas’ iconic universe. In this edition: Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Psycho.) Alfred Hitchcock was a master of suspense and one of the masterpieces of his oeuvre was the 1960 film Psycho, starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. From the beginning, it tells the story of a woman named Marion Crane as played by Janet Leigh. She’s stolen a sum of money from her boss and finds herself on the run...
Tags: Movies, Features, Arizona, Death Star, Lucasfilm, Norman, Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, Vanity Fair, Psycho, Leia, Lucas, Bernard Herrmann, Marion, Anthony Perkins, Anakin


This Week's Interesting Music Releases - April 13, 2018

Laura Veirs' The Lookout is a stellar release, her best release yet. A Place to Bury Strangers' Pinned, A Hawk and a Hacksaw's Forest Bathing, and Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John are other new albums I can recommend. Reissues include vinyl editions of three U2 albums (All That You Can't Leave Behind, Pop, Wide Awake in America) and three Eurythmics releases (In the Garden, Sweet Dreams Are Made of This, Touch). This week's interesting music releases: Adolescents: The Complete...
Tags: Music, London, America, David, David Bowie, Mars, Louis Armstrong, Graham Coxon, Juliana Hatfield, Bernard Herrmann, Benjamin, John Prine, Barry White, Olivia Newton John, Tuff, Bill Frisell


It’s Alive Trilogy Blu-ray Set Coming from Scream Factory

It’s Alive Trilogy Blu-ray set coming from Scream Factory For the first time on Blu-ray, and in a new, deluxe box set, the It’s Alive trilogy is reborn! On May 15, Scream Factory will release the It’s Alive Trilogy in a 3-disc set packed with bonus features, including new interviews, and new 2K scans of each film. Click here to pre-order the It’s Alive Trilogy Blu-ray box set! It’s newborn and … It’s Alive … and murder is what it knows best! A proud couple’s bundle of joy is really a newborn ...
Tags: London, Movies, Horror, Stephen, Bernard Herrmann, Blu, Cohen, Ed Wood, Rick Baker, Larry Cohen, Hendersons, Scream Factory, Movie News, Michael Moriarty, It's Alive, Kathleen Lloyd


Tearing Down The Wall

All of us, as composers, have origin stories.  For some, it may have been one cathartic moment when the light bulb snapped on and you knew what you were going to be.  For others, it may have been an accretion of experiences, of formative musical events that added up to being a composer.  Or, if you’re like me, it may have been a series of revelatory moments, like an unseen hand guiding you down a path—to where, you may not have known until you got there. Baitz in Durban in 1972 In 1972, when ...
Tags: New York, London, New York City, Africa, Religion, Beach Boys, Los Angeles, South Africa, Ifc, Broadway, Brian Wilson, Collaboration, James Bond, Brazil, Manhattan, Congo


Mark Hamill Hails ‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams: ‘He Elevates Every Scene’

“Aside from George Lucas, nobody deserves more credit for the success of `Star Wars’ than John Williams,” says Mark Hamill. It’s a pretty bold statement from the actor who plays Luke Skywalker in five of the eight “Star Wars” movies, including a leading role in “The Last Jedi,” now the biggest-grossing movie of 2017. But […]
Tags: News, Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, John Williams, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, Bernard Herrmann, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Music for Screens


Mark Hamill Hails ‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams

“Aside from George Lucas, nobody deserves more credit for the success of `Star Wars’ than John Williams,” says Mark Hamill. It’s a pretty bold statement from the actor who plays Luke Skywalker in five of the eight “Star Wars” movies, including a leading role in “The Last Jedi,” now the biggest-grossing movie of 2017. But […]
Tags: News, Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, John Williams, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, Bernard Herrmann, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Music for Screens


Hitchcock, 'Psycho', and '78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene'

The title of Alexandre O. Philippe's 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) denotes the 78 set-ups and the 52 cuts across a full week of shooting for Psycho's (1960) famous shower scene. Known for The People vs. George Lucas (2010), The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus (2012) and Doc of the Dead (2014), Philippe's exploration of a singular moment is a conversational one, feat...
Tags: Music, UK, Interview, Filmmaking, Beethoven, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Imdb, Psycho, Bernard Herrmann, Janet Leigh, Jimmy Stewart, Philippe, Madeline, Hitchcock, Norman Bates


All Growed Up: 'The Kentuckian' and the Myth of Freedom

Burt Lancaster not only stars in The Kentuckian (1955) but directed and produced it for the company he co-founded with Ben Hecht. The result is an exciting piece of Americana accoutred in all sorts of he-man folderol, as shot right handsomely in Technicolor by Ernest Laszlo and scored by Bernard Herrmann with lusty horns to echo the source novel, Felix Holt's The Gabriel Horn . Lancaster plays the title Kentuckian, Big Eli Wakefield. His young son, Little ...
Tags: Music, Texas, Mississippi, Drama, Wikipedia, Western, Walter Matthau, John Ford, Ben Hecht, Bernard Herrmann, Lancaster, Guthrie, James Monroe, Eli, Kino Lorber, Hecht


This Is Why Your Audience Building Fails

How do we increase the audience for new music? This is a never-ending debate, but virtually all of the standard answers assume that we need to be more inclusive, breaking down barriers for newcomers. From “people should be allowed to clap between movements” to “our next concert celebrates the work of composers from Latin America,” the common thread is evangelical: if we make the culture of new music welcoming to a broader range of people, new audiences will be won over by the universal artistic ...
Tags: Hbo, Religion, Articles, America, San Francisco, Analysis, Chicago, Atlantic, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, Michelin, Time Magazine, Lgbtq, Houston, Detroit


Soundtrack Review: My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel Soundtrack review: This is a review of the film score My Cousin Rachel by Rael Jones. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 95.3 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 36.8 Album Excellence: 73.6% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? My Cousin Rachel is a 2017 British-American romantic drama film directed by Roger Michell and starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin & Holliday Grainger. It is based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Daph...
Tags: Music, Thriller, Sony, Jones, 2017, Film Scores, 10s, Bernard Herrmann, Philip, Rachel, Florence Italy, Ambrose, Roger Michell, Laburnum, Rael Jones, Rachel Soundtrack


Soundtrack Review: The Witness For The Prosecution

The Witness For The Prosecution Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Witness For The Prosecution by Paul Englishby. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 97 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 42.2 Album Excellence: 79.6% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Witness For The Prosecution is a 2016 British mystery drama thriller miniseries directed by Julian Jarrold. It is based upon the short story The Witness For The Prosecu...
Tags: Music, TV, London, Agatha Christie, 2016, Film Scores, 10s, Bernard Herrmann, Christie, Silva Screen Records, Charles Carter, Mimi, Emily, Leonard, John Mayhew, Mayhew


Soundtrack Review: The Snowman

The Snowman Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Snowman by Marco Beltrami. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 87.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 17.2 Album Excellence: 34.4% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Snowman is a 2017 British crime thriller film directed by Tomas Alfredson and starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson & Chloë Sevigny. It’s based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø. When H...
Tags: Music, Thriller, Ferguson, Norway, Alfred Hitchcock, Fassbender, Oslo, 2017, Bergen, Film Scores, 10s, Back Lot Music, Bernard Herrmann, Tomas Alfredson, Beltrami, Katrine


With ‘The Red Shoes,’ Matthew Bourne creates a brave new world at the Ahmanson

You could call British director and choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne the Great Revisionist. He can look a classic in the eye and create from it a brilliant new vision. Los Angeles audiences have known that since 1997 when Bourne presented his cutting-edge, homoerotic take on “Swan Lake.” It was a production that fired a shot across the bow of all traditionalists who believe ballet must remain forever frozen in aspic. Bourne’s latest re-vision for his company, New Adventures, is inspired by the c...
Tags: New York, London, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Dance, Things To Do, Soccer, Matthew Bourne, Swan Lake, Hans Christian Andersen, Bernard Herrmann, Monte Carlo, Stravinsky, Bourne, Sadler


Re-Animator Limited Edition Blu-ray Review

Re-Animator: Stuart Gordon’s extreme horror masterpiece gets a 2-disc, 4K remastered release from Arrow My first taste of Stuart Gordon’s essential ’80s blackly comic horror film Re-Animator was on late night television, specifically on channel 29 out of Buffalo. I had read about this film and strangely had seen its companion film From Beyond on the same channel the week prior and, although obviously edited to clip Barbara Crampton‘s nudity, I found the film kinky and intelligent, a real wild...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Germany, West, Buffalo, Dvd, Alan Jones, Bernard Herrmann, Dan, Hill, Gordon, Lovecraft, Crampton, Vestron, Arrow Video, Re-Animator


’78/52′ Review: The Shower Scene From ‘Psycho’ Gets Explored in Fascinating Detail [Fantasia Film Festival]

The running water. The figure behind the shower curtain. The flash of the knife. The sudden screech of strings to accompany the slaughter. Everyone knows the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho  – even people who have somehow managed to never see the film. It is, perhaps, the most famous scene in film history, and it’s a moment that changed the medium itself. So famous and influencial is the shower scene that it now has its own documentary in the form of Alexandre O. Philippe’s fasc...
Tags: Movies, Edgar Allan Poe, Features, Movie Reviews, Guillermo Del Toro, Playboy, Elijah Wood, Alfred Hitchcock, Jamie Lee Curtis, Psycho, Herrmann, Bernard Herrmann, Janet Leigh, Perkins, Anthony Perkins, Leigh