Category Archives: Composers

Fathers Day Soundtrack : The Tree Of Life by Alexandre Desplat

In celebration of Fathers Day we offer The Tree Of Life.

Album Available at iTunes :
The Tree Of Life, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Music by Alexandre Desplat

David Ng from the Los Angeles Times writes,

In each of his five feature films to date, Malick has used classical music as his principal soundtrack. “The Tree of Life” features selections and snippets from more than 30 individual pieces — including works by Brahms, Mahler, Bach, Górecki and Holst. They are all woven together seamlessly with the help of some original music by Alexandre Desplat.

A movie that envelops the intimate story of a family between the birth and death of the universe, “The Tree of Life” is a cosmic experience that resists easy narrative summary. The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May but has polarized critics and audiences. At its core, the movie focuses on the conflict between the natural and the spiritual worlds, which is to say that it pits the seen versus the unseen.

Malick’s choices of music stand in for the unseen in this thematic equation, though not always in obvious ways. The media-shy filmmaker is said to be a classical-music buff, along with being a birdwatcher and a hiking enthusiast. His soundtrack selections for “The Tree of Life” could spawn a lengthy essay on their own. Here are a handful of key pieces that provide the movie with some of its most musically inspired and memorable moments …

READ THE FULL STORY WITH MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE MUSIC HERE:
Terrence Malick’s ‘Tree of Life’: The classical music factor

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The Grandmaster – Official Trailer & Score Album Announcement!

Directed by legendary Honk Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster tells the story of famed Kung Fu teacher Ip Man. Lakeshore Records is proud to announce the forthcoming Score Album by Shigeru Umebayashi and Nathaniel Méchaly.

For those unfamilure with the work of Composer Shigeru Umebayashi here’s a selected list of just some of his film scores you may know…

Days of Grace (2011)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
2046 (2004)
Fearless (2006)
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
A Single Man (2009)

Here’s an early press report on the film…

One reason this new movie is an event is that it’s Wong’s first movie for seven years, a project nurtured for 10 years about the life of Wing Chun master Ip Man, the man who introduced the form to Hong Kong after the Second World War and became Bruce Lee’s teacher.

READ THE FULL POST AT BLEEDING COOL:
Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh: The Melancholy Kung Fu of Wong Kar Wai

To The Wonder Score Album by Hanna Townshend

To The Wonder album cover

Coming to iTunes April 16th

DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM HERE : http://bit.ly/ToTheWonderSoundtrack

To The Wonder (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
By Hanan Townshend

01. Awareness
02. Parsifal: Prelude to Act One by Richard Wagner
03. Marina’s Theme – The Wildflowers
04. Marina’s Theme – The Call
05. Purity #2
06. Toil
07. BWV No. 142 “Uns ist ein Kind Geboren” by J.S Bach
08. The Bison
09. Deception
10. Peril
11. Purity #3
12. Awareness – The Train
13. Sweet Prospect (based on original hymn by William Walker)
14. Purity #4
15. Marina’s Theme – Overture