Building up his career as one of Hollywoods top composers Harry Gregson-Williams has come a long way since his days of working with Hans Zimmer in the late 90s. Stepping off the success of his collaborations with John Powell on Antz Chicken Run and Shrek he broke into his mainstream solo career with Spy Game in 2001 which was quickly followed by blockbusters such as Shrek 2 Man on Fire and this years Kingdom of Heaven. Each film Gregson-Williams scores expands his repertoire to a slightly new genre: The Chronicles of Narnia is his first journey into the world of live-action epic fantasy and it gave him a wonderful opportunity to pull out all the stops. Read more...
What do you think about the recent change in film music? There seems to be more interest in building overall ambience rather than elaborate thematic writing. What do you think, why did this happen? Did the overall style created by Media Ventures (Remote Control) affect this new approach? Read more...
2005, November 07
Two new Hans Zimmer compilations announced by Milan
Volume 1 : The British Years contains music from his period with Stanley Myers in London
Burning Secret - Suite (23:59)
My Beautiful Laundrette - My Beautiful Laundrette (04:00)
The Fruit Machine - Suite (20:08)
A World Apart - End Title (04:55)
Fools Of Fortune - The Island (17:57)
Volume 2 : Good Morning America ! contains music from his early years in the US
Mr. Dooley, you studied composition under such famous composers as Elmer Bernstein, Christopher Young and Leonard Rosenman. How did they influence your career and film scoring? Read more...
2005, November 04
Harry Gregson Williams - DOMINO, no cd release probably
According to the Podcast of SoundtrackNet this week, there will be no soundtrack release of the score. That's because there are over 140 cues of music. Harry Gregson-Williams tells it is to hard to put an album together with that huge apunt of short pieces becuase the shortest last for only 1 second and the longest has the inredible length of 20 seconds.
2005, November 02
Klaus Badelt's next project
Klaus BADELT will compose for the remake from the 1972 disaster classic "The Poseidon Adventure" (music : John Williams). The movie, named POSEIDON, directed by Wolfgand PETERSEN, will be released in 2006. With Kurt Russel, Josh Lucas & Richard Dreyfuss...