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  • Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli - The Witcher Original Soundtrack Album

    Mar 12, 2020

    Congratulations to Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli on the massive success of The Witcher Original Soundtrack Album!

    Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli - The Witcher Original Soundtrack Album

    Mar 12, 2020

    Congratulations to Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli on the massive success of The Witcher Original Soundtrack Album, which features songs and score written and produced by the duo. The album swept the charts, debuting at #1 in the iTunes Top Soundtracks charts worldwide, #1 in the iTunes Top Soundtrack Songs charts worldwide (single “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher”), #4 in the iTunes US Top Albums general chart ,#3 in the iTunes UK Top Albums general chart, made it into the Top 10 in every major territory in the world, and earned its place as #1 on Billboard Rock Digital Song Sales (single "Toss A Coin To Your Witcher).

    The soundtrack has quickly become a viral success, exploding across online news outlets and social media. Rolling Stone stated that the breakout hit from the series, “Toss A Coin to Your Witcher”, has “taken residence in all of our heads, and shows no sign of leaving before the spring thaw with its catchy melody, dubious rhymes and eminently belt-able refrain.” The song instantly became a fan favorite, prompting “enterprising fans to take to YouTube with covers in style ranging from classical guitar to heavy metal.” Sonya and Giona told Entertainment Weekly that they are so pleased to see everyone “embracing the same fun we had making it”. They further explain that “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher” was one of the first pieces of music they wrote for the show, and that they were “obsessed while making it and wrote so many versions, but as soon as we wrote this one it was stuck in our heads."

    Check out more exciting press for Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli’s incredible work on The Witcher:

    ‘The Witcher’ Is Bonkers, and We Are Here For ItRolling Stone

    The 5 Best Songs of the WeekTime

    How The Witcher earworm ‘Toss a Coin to Your Witcher’ was madeEntertainment Weekly

    The viral hit ‘Toss a Coin to Your Witcher’ was almost a rap songNew York Post

    Composers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli Talk Netflix’s The WitcherBroadway World

    Elon Musk has had the viral song from ‘The Witcher’ stuck in his head for a weekBusiness Insider

    ‘The Witcher’ Composers Discuss Crafting Fantasy Series’ Music, Reveal New SongIndieWire

    “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher” Is A Bonafide Bop And Needs To Be On Spotify ImmediatelyBuzzFeed

    Fact: ‘Toss a Coin to Your Witcher’ Is the Biggest Banger of 2020Thrillist

    ‘The Witcher’: Here’s Why “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” Is The Catchiest Jam Of The WinterDecider

    The Music of The WitcherSpitfire

    O’ Valley Of Plentyyyyy: ‘Toss A Coin To Your Witcher’ Is An Intentional EarwormNPR

  • Matt Novack - Medical Police

    Jan 8, 2020

    Matt Novack scored the twisted comedy series Medical Police, which premiers on Netflix this Friday, January 10th.

    Matt Novack - Medical Police

    Jan 8, 2020

    Matt Novack scored the twisted comedy series Medical Police, which premiers on Netflix this Friday, January 10th. From the team behind Childrens Hospital, Medical Police follows two American physicians (Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel) working at a pediatric hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil who accidentally discover a virus which has the power to wipe out all of civilization. They’re soon recruited as secret government agents and find themselves in a race against time to find a cure, all the while uncovering a chilling conspiracy at the center of the outbreak.

    Matt spoke to Flickering Myth about his experience composing both Childrens Hospital and Medical Police. “I’ve worked with these creators for years starting with the very first episode of Childrens Hospital, so of course I jumped at the chance to continue the story.” Matt describes his score for Medical police as “ modern globe-trotting action/adventure, with a hint of mystery and spy tones.” He stated that his overall goal for the series was to “play it as straight and serious as possible to make a unique score that would fit in a non-comedy show or film of the same” while still “taking it a little over-the-top at points with occasional fun, quirky comedy cues.”

  • Eldad Guetta - Valve Bone Woe - Chrissie Hynde

    Sep 6, 2019

    Eldad Guetta produced Chrissie Hynde’s new album Valve Bone Woe alongside Marius De Vries.

    Eldad Guetta - Valve Bone Woe - Chrissie Hynde

    Sep 6, 2019

    Eldad Guetta produced Chrissie Hynde’s new album Valve Bone Woe alongside Marius De Vries. This record, which is a collection of jazzy covers of classic tracks, had its official release today and is already garnering raves from critics for their novel approach to a “standards” album. The Guardian praises the record’s success in “injecting unsettling strangeness into Beach Boys and Nick Drake tunes, and, miraculously making a Rodgers and Hammerstein composition sound rock ‘n’ roll.” American Songwriter dives into the excellence of the album’s production, stating that “The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble and producers Marius de Vries and Eldad Guetta should get equal credit for the overall idiosyncratic approach” for example, “the opening “How Glad I Am” kicks the proceedings off with smooth, swanky horns urging Hynde’s vocals into sounding as bluesy as she has ever been”.

  • Tim Kvasnosky - J.T. Leroy

    May 29, 2019

    J.T. Leroy, scored by Tim Kvasnosky, is out now in selected theaters and Amazon Prime Video.

    Tim Kvasnosky - J.T. Leroy

    May 29, 2019

    J.T. Leroy, scored by Tim Kvasnosky, is now playing in selected art house theaters and streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film tells the extraordinary story of Laura Alpert and Savannah Knoops’ outlandish literary hoax. Kristen Stewart stars as Savannah, who spent six years posing as the acclaimed author J.T. Leroy, a fictitious character developed by Laura to hide her identity as the real author. As a young, mysterious, queer writer with a tragic past, J.T. fascinates the public while gaining access to Hollywood’s innermost circles, as Laura (played by Laura Dern) goes along for the ride as his British manager Speedie. Kvasnosky (known in electronic music circles as Tim K) stretches out of character here with a score dominated by lilting alto flutes, perfectly capturing the whimsy as well as the pathos of the story.

    Listen to a selection from the score here.

  • Fil Eisler - American Youth Symphony Gala Concert

    Apr 25, 2019

    Fil Eisler‘s For J.E. – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra will be performed by world class violinist Sarah Chang this Saturday at the American Youth Symphony’s 54th Annual Gala Concert.

    Fil Eisler - American Youth Symphony Gala Concert

    Apr 25, 2019

    The American Youth Symphony presents its 54th Annual Gala Concert this Saturday, April 27th at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The evening will feature the world premier of Fil Eisler‘s For J.E. – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, which honors his grandmother Jean Eisler, the brilliant musician and composer. The piece will be performed by world-class master violinist Sarah Chang. Fil’s concerto is the inaugural commission of the Korngold Commission, developed by Peter Mandell and Sarah Coade Mandell, pairing world class solo artists with critically acclaimed film composers to create a truly extraordinary musical experience.
    General tickets for the gala concert are currently sold out, but click here for stand-by tickets or to attend the gala dinner.

  • David Majzlin - Epic Yellowstone

    Mar 14, 2019

    Epic Yellowstone, scored by David Majzlin, premiered last Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.

    David Majzlin - Epic Yellowstone

    Mar 14, 2019

    Epic Yellowstone, scored by David Majzlin, premiered last Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel. The four part series hosted by Bill Pullman provides a rare look at the striking wildlife and extreme weather conditions that Yellowstone National Park has to offer. Filmed over the course of three years using ultramodern 8k cameras, FLIR thermal imagery, drone time lapse, cineflex aerials and miniature nest cameras, viewers have the opportunity to intimately see the park and it’s wild inhabitants in their most unbridled form. David’s score, which features both orchestral and modern electronic elements, captures both the spirit of adventure as well as the dramatic contrasts of this magnificent and sometimes brutal landscape.

    The premier episode “Fire and Ice” is currently running on the Smithsonian Channel. Stay tuned for the next installments on March 17th, March 24th, and March 31st at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

    Click here to listen to "Eclipse in F Minor”.

  • Brian Reitzell - MARS

    Nov 7, 2018

    The second season of National Geographic’s hit series MARS scored by Brian Reitzell premieres Monday November 12

    Brian Reitzell - MARS

    Nov 7, 2018

    The second season of National Geographic’s MARS scored by Brian Reitzell premieres Monday November 12.

    MARS is produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and is based on the book “How We’ll Live on Mars” by Stephen Petranek. The docudrama series offers a sci-fi dramatization of the experiences of the first astronauts to colonize Mars, combining scripted elements with documentary-style interviews that examine the reality of humanity’s chances of reaching and surviving on the red planet.

    MARS also features interviews with experts including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Elon Musk, and “The Martian” author Andy Weir.

    Reitzell digs deep into his electronic resources mixing effects and drones with live instruments to create an unearthly atmosphere. Click here to listen.

    Click Here to watch the trailer, as well as all episodes from the first season.

    MARS airs on National Geographic at 9pm / 8 central.

  • Nicolas Errera - Adoring

    Feb 4, 2020

    Adoring, scored by Nicolas Errera was #1 in the Chinese Box Office, and #9 in the worldwide box office during its opening week!

    Nicolas Errera - Adoring

    Feb 4, 2020

    Adoring, scored by Nicolas Errera was #1 in the Chinese Box Office, and #9 in the worldwide box office, grossing 65 million dollars during its opening week! Written and directed by Larry Yang, the film tells six heartwarming stories about pets and their owners, and their intertwining journeys to find love. Variety described the film as a “tear-jerking, but feel-good ensemble drama about people and their companion cats, dogs and pigs.”

    Milan Records has released a soundtrack album for Adoring, featuring Nicolas’ original music and score. The soundtrack is available to stream on Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify.

  • Graham Reynolds - Marfa: A Country & Western Big Band Suite

    Nov 21, 2019

    Graham Reynolds ’s new album, Marfa: A Country & Western Big Band Suite , releases November 22nd.

    Graham Reynolds - Marfa: A Country & Western Big Band Suite

    Nov 21, 2019

    Graham Reynolds ’s new album Marfa: A Country & Western Big Band Suite , is being released as part of his multimedia trilogy titled The Marfa Triptych: Three Portraits of West Texas. Billboard raves that the lead track “The Uninhabited”, which premiered exclusively on their site, “evokes the openness of the West Texas terrain and the composer’s experience with it”. Graham further elaborates on this notion, stating that this album is “designed to capture the unique ambiance of the Chihuahuan desert landscape as well as the uniqueness of the population on the Texas-Mexico border.”
    Graham recorded the thirteen track album with a group of fourteen musicians, including legendary guitarist Redd Volkaert and pedal steel player Ricky Davis, at his studio in Austin. The Austin Chronicle took a deep dive into the record, describing its sound as “guitar strings soaking in tin bathtubs of studio reverb as clusters of ocotillo violins crook toward endless twilight."

    Marfa: A Country & Western Big Band Suite will be available on November 22.

  • Graham Reynolds - Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Happy Jail

    Aug 13, 2019

    It is a big week for composer Graham Reynolds as two projects he scored, Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Happy Jail, will be released nationwide.

    Graham Reynolds - Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Happy Jail

    Aug 13, 2019

    It is a big week for composer Graham Reynolds as two projects he scored, Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Happy Jail, will be released nationwide.

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a feature film directed by Richard Linklater, which stars Cate Blanchett as a loving mother who decides to re-connect with her creative passions by embarking on a grand adventure of self discovery.

    Happy Jail is a documentary series directed by Michele Josue, which follows up with the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines. This prison was the center of the famous 2007 viral video where it’s inmates performed a choreographed dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette will be released in theaters this Friday, August 16th and Happy Jail will be available to stream on Netflix Wednesday, August 14th.

  • Murray Gold - Gentleman Jack

    May 7, 2019

    Murray Gold composed Sally Wainwright’s new eight-part drama for HBO, Gentleman Jack.

    Murray Gold - Gentleman Jack

    May 7, 2019

    Murray Gold composed Sally Wainwright’s new eight-part drama for HBO, Gentleman Jack. Set in 1832 West Yorkshire England, this unconventional period piece dives into the captivating life story of industrialist and heroine, Anne Lister (played by Suranne Jones). Anne’s recently decrypted coded dairies serve as the inspiration for the series, which detail her sexuality and ambition to find a wife in high society, her business dealings, as well as her journey to restore her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Gold’s sly score deftly pays tribute to the period while at the same time projecting a totally modern feel.

    Episodes 1-3 of Gentleman Jack are now available to stream on HBO Go. Stay tuned for the next installments premiering on HBO May 13th, May 20th, May 27th, June 3rd, and June 11th.

  • Joshua Moshier - Special

    Apr 22, 2019

    Joshua Moshier scored Special, which premiered on Netflix this week.

    Joshua Moshier - Special

    Apr 22, 2019

    Joshua Moshier scored Special, which premiered on Netflix this week. This new sitcom is a semi-autobiographical comedy centering around Ryan O’Connell’s life as a gay, aspiring writer with cerebral palsy. Each episode shares his sexual timidity and struggle to be taken seriously as a writer, as he explains away his cerebral palsy symptoms to his co-workers and romantic interests as having come from a recent car accident. Variety says: “Special tackles timeless issues with equal parts compassion and wit.”

    Ryan O’Connell executive produces the comedy alongside Jim Parsons.

  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - Eldad Guetta

    Feb 14, 2019

    The Lego Movie 2 with songs from Eldad Guetta is out now!

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - Eldad Guetta

    Feb 14, 2019

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part opened in theaters Friday, and is now #1 at the box office throughout the world! The film features songs co-written and co-produced by new EMP client Eldad Guetta. The much anticipated sequel in the critically acclaimed franchise stars Chris Pratt, Elisabeth Banks and Will Arnett, where the heroes of Bricksburg must battle invaders from outer space in order to restore harmony in the LEGO universe. Screenrant is featuring a playlist that includes all the songs in the movie – click here to listen! Eldad produced five songs with Marius De Vries (Cats and Moulin Rouge!) and collaborated with screenwriter Chris Miller on another song, the ditty “5:15.”

    The Lego Movie 2 soundtrack is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.

    Previously, Guetta co-produced music for the Oscar-winning film La-La Land. Other projects he’s worked on recently include Small Foot, Teen Spirit, and First Man. A film composer, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Guetta is fluent in all aspects of modern music technology with broad classical knowledge.

  • Sundance 2020

    Jan 29, 2020

    Congratulations to our incredibly talented EMP clients whose films will be featured at Sundance 2020!

    Sundance 2020

    Jan 29, 2020




    Congratulations to our incredibly talented EMP clients whose films will be featured at Sundance 2020!

    Abel Korzeniowski | Ironbark
    Abel Korzeniowski scored Ironbark, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Brosnahan, and directed by Dominic Cooke. This film is based on the true story of British businessman Greville Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky, who was dubbed as “the spy who saved the world” by providing crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis. The thriller was produced by British production company 42 and Film Nation.

    Brian Reitzell | Relic
    Relic, scored by Brian Reitzell, will premiere at Sundance this year as director Natalie Erika James’ feature film debut. The drama produced by Jake Gyllenhaal stars Emily Mortimer and Robyn Nevin, and tells the terrifying story of a mother and daughter’s search for their missing grandmother and the sinister manifestation of dementia they are forced to confront. Natalie Erika James states that “Relic was inspired by the experience of Alzheimer’s within my own family and the shift in family dynamics as we slowly have to parent our parents. At its core, it explores the fear and heartbreak of dementia and aging through a horror lens.”

    Bruce Gilbert & Lauren Mikus | Shirley
    Bruce Gilbert and Lauren Mikus provided the music supervision for Cornerstone Film’s latest thriller Shirley, starring Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg and Odessa Young. The film is directed by Josephine Decker, and tells the story of a young couple who move in with famed author Shirley Jackson and her professor husband Stanley Hyman in hopes of starting a new life, but instead find themselves fodder for a psycho drama that inspires Shirley’s next novel.

    Bruce Gilbert & Lauren Mikus | Summertime
    Bruce Gilbert and Lauren Mikus provided the music supervision for Summertime, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada. The film is described as a love letter to Los Angeles, written and performed by a collective of young spoken word poets from the Get Lit program. “With its slacker-inspired structure, fanciful form, and exuberant magical realism, Summertime is a free-verse poem – of the kids, by the kids, for the kids."

    Charlotte Caffey | The Go-Go’s
    The Go-Go’s made history as the first all-female band to play their instruments, write their songs and have a No.1 album. This documentary chronicles their incredible trajectory as a band born in the LA punk scene who quickly skyrocketed to mainstream pop success. The documentary is directed by Alison Ellwood, and tells the band’s captivating story through candid testimonies from the band, including founding member, hitmaker and EMP client Charlotte Caffey.

    Fil Eisler | Us Kids
    Fil Eisler scored Kim A. Snyder’s latest documentary, Us Kids, which follows the teenage survivors of the horrific Parkland school shooting which killed fourteen students and three staff members on Valentines Day 2018. These brave and intelligent students turned tragedy into action, uniting to create a powerful and unprecedented movement which continues to fuel a generation of mobilized youth fighting for their rights and safety in schools.

    Mark Orton | The Last Shift
    Mark Orton composed the score for The Last Shift, directed by Andrew Cohn. The comedy follows Stanley, an aging fast food worker, who’s final graveyard shift after 38 years of employment is approaching. When he is asked to train his replacement, Jevon, Stanley’s weekend takes an unforeseen turn. Cohn stated that he wanted to “update an old and familiar genre in a fresh and surprising way”, and he is grateful that “Park Pictures and Bona Fide saw the opportunity to explore complex issues of race, class and authority in an honest and authentic manner”.

    Raf Kuenen | Laetitia
    Raf Kuenen scored Laetitia, a French series from Oscar winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. Laetitia follows the story of eighteen year old Jessica, who finds her missing twin sister Laetitia’s overturned scooter outside of their foster parents home, which leads to the arrest of lifelong criminal Tony Meilhon. The crime soon becomes national news, drawing the attention of politicians at the highest level and leading to intense scrutiny of the country’s legal system. Laetitia will have its US debut in the ‘Indie Episodic” category at Sundance 2020.

  • Abel Korzeniowski - Ironbark

    Sep 25, 2019

    Abel Korzeniowski is scoring the upcoming independent feature, Ironbark.

    Abel Korzeniowski - Ironbark

    Sep 25, 2019

    Abel Korzeniowski is scoring the upcoming independent feature, Ironbark, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Brosnahan, and directed by Dominic Cooke. The film is based on the true story of British businessman Greville Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky, who was dubbed as the “spy who saved the world” by providing crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis. The thriller is being produced by British production company 42 and Film Nation, and is set to hit theaters in 2020.

  • Murray Gold - Years and Years

    Jun 26, 2019

    Years and Years, scored by Murray Gold, had its U.S. premier on HBO this week.

    Murray Gold - Years and Years

    Jun 26, 2019

    Years and Years, scored by Murray Gold, had its U.S. premier on HBO this week. The new six part limited drama series was praised by the Hollywood Reporter as a “wildly entertaining, moving and yes, sometimes funny look at a world gone mad”. The show explores three generations of the Lyons family, from 2019 through 2034, and how the impact Trump, populism, Brexit, racism, and technological advancements could have on the trajectory of Britain’s future. Emma Thompson stars as Vivienne Rook, a far right politician who forges ahead on her campaign to make those frightening concepts a reality. Murray uses the entire orchestra, a Bulgarian women’s choir, and a lot more in conveying the unsettling nature of this very possible scenario of the next few decades. Years and Years airs every Monday at 9 pm (PST) on HBO.

    Click here to listen to a sample of the score.

  • Jack Diamond - Retromantic

    May 3, 2019

    Jack Diamond’s classic retro-soul collection Retromantic, featuring a selection of all-star musical talent including Paul Buckley, is out now.

    Jack Diamond - Retromantic

    May 3, 2019

    Jack Diamond’s classic retro-soul collection titled Retromantic, is tailored for those who love the music of The Jackson 5, The Whispers, The Spinners, Dionne Warwick, The Isley Brothers, Steely Dan, Luther Vandross & Stevie Wonder. In addition to all new original material, the album features the very first studio recording of the extremely rare Michael Jackson / Buz Kohan song “You Were There”, performed exclusively at the 1990 Sammy Davis Jr. tribute TV special. Among the album highlights is a unique arrangement of The Spinners 1973 classic “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”. The album features an all-star selection of musical talent, including Jack Diamond, Nava Morris, Allen Savoy, Paul Buckley and many more.

    Retromantic is out now and available for download and streaming on Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes, Spotify and Apple Music

  • Jonathan Hartman - The Chaperone

    Apr 2, 2019

    Jonathan Hartman composed all original, 1920’s style songs for The Chaperone, which hit select theaters last Friday.

    Jonathan Hartman - The Chaperone

    Apr 2, 2019

    Written, directed and produced by the creators of Downton Abbey, The Chaperone hit theaters last Friday. Jonathan Hartman composed all-original 1920’s style songs for the film, which feature twenty-six musicians in a variety of band configurations including small duos, ragtime sextets, and big bands in order to accurately capture the range of musical possibilities of the Roaring Twenties. Jonathan worked closely with the film’s producers Elizabeth McGovern and Victoria Hill, as well as recording and mix engineer Adam Schmidt, music editor Lisa Arpino, and music supervisor Andy Ross, to perfectly capture the period and moods reflected in the picture.

    The film stars Haley Lu Richardson and Elizabeth McGovern and is out in select theaters across the United States. It will later be broadcast as an original PBS Masterpiece film.

  • Brian Reitzell Scores Groundbreaking Black Mirror Episode

    Jan 2, 2019

    Brian Reitzell is the composer of Bandersnatch, the groundbreaking Black Mirror episode directed by David Slade in which the viewing audience controls the storyline.

    Brian Reitzell Scores Groundbreaking Black Mirror Episode

    Jan 2, 2019

    Brian Reitzell is the composer of Bandersnatch, the groundbreaking Black Mirror episode directed by David Slade in which the viewing audience controls the story line. The feature-length special is set in 1984, when a young programmer begins to question reality as he works to adapt a fantasy novel into a video game. Netflix’s online platform provides viewers with the ability to explore various scenarios, much like in a video game. Reitzell wrote over 250 individual cues for the episode, along with variations and special stems, in order to get everything to work seamlessly.

    The Manchester Guardian raved “The Future of TV is Here” and audiences are having a great time with it. It’s a lot of fun. Check it out.