The Halo franchise is introducing the first episode of Halo: Nightfall today, a live-action series scored by Klaus Badelt!
This project, produced by Ridley Scott, takes place in the events between Halo 4 and 5. The five episode series will release on a weekly basis exclusively on Xbox and Windows 8.1 platforms. This is the franchise’s most ambitious live-action project to date. Get more details here!
Abel Korzeniowski - Penny Dreadful Soundtrack
Aug 19, 2014
The Penny Dreadful sountrack, featuring music by Abel Korzeniowski, is now available!
The Penny Dreadful sountrack, featuring music by Abel Korzeniowski, is now available! Head over to iTunes to get your copy!
Here’s what Abel is saying about his Main Title to Penny Dreadful:
“I wrote the main title before even seeing the animated sequence. My only guideline was John’s desire for something ‘elegiac’, and a story board with sketches and timings. That early visual concept centered around petrified human forms floating in the abysmal darkness, while evil creatures, which live inside, are cracking the sculptures to get out. This was a very stimulating image, however the main melodic theme came from one of the firsts scenes I scored — Vanessa meets Dorian Gray (#14 NEVERSAY NO) — this was where Vanessa’s Theme was born.
The first part of Vanessa’s Theme begins with a 3-note motif — her signature, which is then stamped across the entire score. The second part reflects Vanessa’s deeper and often suppressed, emotional side (see #18 CLOSERTHANSISTERS, #26 BACKHAND OF GOD)." – Abel Korzeniowski
Penny Dreadful, scored by Abel Korzeniowski, premieres on Showtime!
“While DEXTER brought bountiful blood and MASTERS OF HORROR occasionally lived up to its title, Showtime traded suspense for presumed intensity while exploiting the freedoms outside of the limits of broadcast television restrictions. The atmospheric PENNYDREADFUL however, just may be the series to pull Showtime into more serious horror territory, as long as future episodes make good on the potential of the impressively creepy pilot.
Special acknowledgement should also go to Abel Korzeniowski, who provides an exceptionally fitting and wondrous score for the series." – Fangoria
The series premiere of Killer Women, scored by Mark Kilian, is tonight at 10|9c on ABC!
Killer Women, a telenovela-inspired crime drama, follows Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer), a pageant-girl turned Texas Ranger, in her pursuit of justice. This fast-paced, sizzling series is from executive producer Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and created by Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven).
Visit abc.go to learn more and preview clips from the show!
Brian Reitzell – The Symphony of Slaughter
Oct 24, 2013
Take an exclusive look inside the music of NBC’s Hannibal with Brian Reitzell.
Brian Reitzell demystifies the unnerving music of NBC’s Hannibal in this exclusive segment called The Symphony of Slaughter, along with the show’s creator, executive producers, and director. Take a look at how the musical vision was brought to reality by Reitzell’s unconventional techniques.
“Working with Brian Reitzell has been a wonderful experience because he thinks about music in a way that I’ve never been exposed to before. He is a true craftsman.” (Bryan Fuller, creator of Hannibal)
…The last thing the viewing public needed in the spring of 2013 was another iteration of Hannibal The Cannibal, but Fuller and his team culled a new vitality from within the source material. While maintaining the crime-thriller aspects that engrossed readers and moviegoers alike, Hannibal took the utterly nightmarish qualities of Harris’ world and made them feel like an honest-to-goodness nightmare. All of Hannibal’s first 13 episodes play out in a dreamlike haze, their abrupt turns to gore and unsettling hallucinations granted the cruel lack of logic of authentic nocturnal terrors.
This extends to the response to Shore, Elfman, and Zimmer from drummer, composer, and music supervisor Brian Reitzell as well. Gauzy cinematography and hyper-stylized art direction set the scene for Hannibal’s waking nightmares, but it’s Reitzell’s atmospheric scores that keep the show straddling the line between the real and the unreal—making Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) one of the many technical categories in which Hannibal deserves an Emmy nod.
Bruce is also featured in a behind-the-scenes special at Amazon.com, where he discusses the back story of how music became a critical element for the evolution of Transparent.
Since it’s debut on Sunday, Transparent has received astounding reviews. Willa Paskin from Slate states: “To call it Amazon’s first great series, or the only great series of the new fall season—both of which are true—is to damn it with faint praise.”
Variety, The Huffington Post and Time have also published incredible reviews. With such an enthusiastic reception of the show, it’s no wonder that Transparent may be one of the best series of this fall.
Brian Reitzell - Hannibal Soundtrack
Aug 5, 2014
Hannibal Season 1, Vol. 2 soundtrack, featuring music by Brian Reitzell, is now available!
Hannibal Season 1, Vol. 2 soundtrack, featuring music by Brian Reitzell, was released through Lakeshore Records today! Be among the first to feast on the critically-acclaimed score and purchase through iTunes! Here’s an album preview:
Abel Korzeniowski - Penny Dreadful Ep. 1
Apr 28, 2014
The first episode of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, scored by Abel Korzeniowski, is now available to stream online!
The first episode of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, scored by Abel Korzeniowski, is now available to watch online before its May 11th premiere date!
“An erotically-charged, profoundly unsettling new saga, PENNYDREADFUL completely reinvents literature’s most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul — even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green.” -Official Site
Don’t miss the premiere of The Red Road, scored by Daniel Licht, on The Sundance Channel tonight at 9pm EST! This ambitious six-episode drama is a dark story full of mysterious twists and complex characters. Set in rural New Jersey, it focuses on a small Native American tribe called the Lanape and it’s conflicting relationship with the town and the police force investigating the murder of a college student. Jason Mamoa (Game of Thrones) provides a powerful presence alongside Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County). Tom Sizemore, Lisa Bonet and Martin Henderson also star.
This from Dan:
“I am very proud of the score for The Red Road. My goal was to keep the music fresh and as cutting edge as the production and at every turn to do the unexpected. Using haunting, otherworldly strings and low churning pads I tried to highlight the inner turmoil of the characters and heighten the suspense.”
Fil Eisler gives ET a behind-the-scenes look into creating the score for ABC’s Revenge!
Creating the Sound of ‘Revenge’
The intense drama and atmospheric tension of ABC’s Revenge would be practically nil if it weren’t for the show’s incredibly inventive musical soundtrack to support the action. Now, we’ve got an exclusive look behind the scenes of the show with its composer Fil Eisler, aka iZLER. Watch the video!
From drawing inspiration on the set to literally sifting through junk to find just the right, surprisingly off-kilter sound to bolster Emily Van Camp, Madeleine Stowe and Gabriel Mann’s performances, watch the intriguing and sometimes capricious musical process that Eisler navigates to elevate Revenge to the next level.
Click here to read the entire article and watch the feature!
Daniel Licht Featured on Entertainment Tonight
Sep 23, 2013
Go behind-the-scenes with Entertainment Tonight as Daniel Licht records the music for the final episode of Dexter.
Congratulations to Daniel Licht for eight years of incredible work on Showtime’s Dexter. Go behind-the-scenes with Entertainment Tonight as Licht records the score for the final episode.
Why ‘Dexter’ Composer Used Human Bones for Music
By Robert Pace
After eight seasons, Dexter has come to an end. However, there’s still plenty of unseen behind-the-scenes footage, including ET’s exclusive clip with composer Daniel Licht, who goes into detail on the show’s music.
We had the opportunity to speak with Daniel about what he will take away from his work on Dexter, and how it will influence his future projects:
“After eight years of scoring Dexter I have learned a lot about development of material and the importance of taking fresh looks at things. It’s always easy to go with the most obvious solution to any problem. Having the long term view of characters I’ve been able to shine a light on the drama from many different directions.
I have refined my personal musical language or sound through working on Dexter that I will be able to apply to many other dramatic situations."
Orange Is the New Black - Bruce Gilbert
Jul 10, 2013
Jenji Kohan’s Orange Is the New Black, music supervised by Bruce Gilbert, debuts at midnight Pacific Time this Thursday on Netflix!
The new dramedy stars Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, who is sent to prison as a result of her relationship with a drug smuggler. The series has already been picked up for a second season, prior to its premiere. Variety and The New Yorker have great reviews up, and The AV Club touts the series as “one of the best new shows of the summer.” Indiewire raves that the show is “outrageous and surprisingly touching, and features a terrifically diverse ensemble cast”.
Orange Is the New Black is produced by Lionsgate Television. It is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is The New Black: My Year In a Women’s Prison.
Gracepoint - Marty Beller
Oct 1, 2014
Gracepoint, scored by by Marty Beller, premieres Thursday October 2 at 9 PM / 8 Central on Fox!
Gracepoint, scored by by Marty Beller, premieres Thursday October 2 at 9 PM / 8 Central on Fox!
The 10 part TV mini-series mystery, created by Chris Chibnall, stars David Tennant and Anna Gunn as detectives investigating a young boy’s murder in an idyllic beach town. The case exposes the town’s secrets, casting suspicion on nearly everyone.
Vanity Fair tipped their hat at the music selection in the season two premiere of Orange is the New Black, music-supervised by Bruce Gilbert!
Orange Is the New Black: What Was that Great Song from the Premiere?
By Joanna Robinson
It’s odd to say that a song is a spoiler. But trust me, in this case, it is. So we’ve put the music after this lovely image of Ms. Taystee herself busting a move. So, unless you like spoilers, please don’t go any further until you’ve watched the episode entitled “Thirsty Bird.”
Bruce Gilbert - Orange is the New Black Soundtrack
Apr 10, 2014
Orange is the New Black, music-supervised by Bruce Gilbert, will release a soundtrack in May!
‘Orange Is the New Black’ Soundtrack to Be Released in May
By Ashley Lee
“Music From the Original Series Orange Is the New Black” will feature Regina Spektor’s theme song, and tracks by Kelis, The Velvet Underground and Nico.
The female inmates are still stuck in prison, but the sounds of Orange Is the New Black are being readied for release. Music From the Original Series Orange Is the New Black will be available on May 13, Universal Music Enterprises announced on Tuesday. The full track list includes the Grammy-nominated theme song, “You’ve Got Time,” by Regina Spektor, as well as songs by Kelis, The Velvet Underground, Nico and more.
Abel Korzeniowski is scoring the upcoming Showtime series Penny Dreadful. John Logan(Skyfall) created, wrote and co-executive produced this eight-episode thriller along with Sam Mendes(American Beauty) and Pippa Harris(Revolutionary Road). Juan Antonio Bayona(The Impossible, The Orphanage) is directing the first episodes. Penny Dreadful will star Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, and Josh Harnett, and is set to release May 11th, 2014.
“Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. PENNYDREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.” – Showtime
Interview: Brian Reitzell, composer for NBC’s “Hannibal”
By Garrett Tiedemann
LOSANGELES — You may not know the composer Brian Reitzell by name, but you’ve probably heard his work on television or in movies. His skills have been enlisted by a number of modern storytellers — including filmmaker Sofia Coppola, with whom Reitzell has worked as music supervisor and composer on a number of acclaimed films. Drawing on his training in percussion and sound experimentation, Reitzell is able to evoke core elements of the human experience in ways familiar, yet altogether new.
David Wilde has been busy with several exciting, new projects! We’re pleased to announce that Wilde will continue to provide the music for TV series Dog with a Blog during its second season. This Disney Channel sitcom features two feuding step-siblings that are brought together when they discover their pet dog has the ability to talk and write.
I Didn’t Do it, another Disney Channel series, will also feature David Wilde’s musical talents, and is set to premiere in 2014. Created by Tom Himmel (90120) and Josh Silverstein (So Random!), I Didn’t Do It focuses on two ultra-competitive fraternal twins as they embark on their freshman year of high school.
Wilde has also recently worked on TV series Instant Mom, a sitcom following a young party girl who quickly becomes a mother when she marries an older man with three children. This new Nick at Nite sitcom will debut on September 29th, 2013.