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Watch This Love Letter To ‘Moonlight’ in Dance: Alvin Ailey x Composer Nicholas Britell

 

If you haven’t had a chance to experience Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award®-nominated film, Moonlight, you can now download the film available on digital (get it on iTunes). Meanwhile, here’s an homage-love letter to Moonlight in dance, featuring dancers from the renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.  The music is “The Middle of The World” by composer Nicholas Britell from Moonlight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — get it here.  See the full story via NOWNESS.

 

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Nicholas Britell Is Breakthrough Composer of the Year, ‘The Nice Guys’ Is Best Score For Comedy Film | Filmic

We don’t always find out how members of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) cast their IFMCA Awards votes, but IFMCA member Ley Bricknell of Filmic has released her picks of the best talent and film/television music releases for 2016 in her own Filmic Music Awards.  Among those topping her list are Nicholas Britell (Moonlight) as Breakthrough Composer of the Year and The Nice Guys (John Ottman and David Buckley) for Best Original Score for a Comedy Film.  See the breakdown below and the full  list at Filmic.  Thanks, Ley, and congrats to all the nominees this year!  The IFMCA Awards will be held on February 23.

Breakthrough Composer of the Year

Nicholas Britell – Winner
Simon Franglen
Justin Hurwitz
E Dylan
Daniel Belardinelli

Britell is on the up with scores such as Free State of Jones and Moonlight…

 

Best Original Score for a Comedy Film

The Nice Guys – John Ottman and David Buckley – Winner
Dad’s Army – Charlie Mole
Tordenskold & Kold – Henrik Skram
Eddie The Eagle – Matthew Margeson
Swiss Army Man

Anyone who can near perfect score a soundtrack to match the scores of the 70’s is OK in my book.

 

 

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Lakeshore Congratulates This Year’s IFMCA Awards Nominees

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) has announced the nominees for this year’s IFMCA Awards.  Nominees include Alexandre Desplat (The Light Between Oceans), Nicholas Britell (Moonlight), Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (Swiss Army Man), John Ottman and David Buckley (The Nice Guys), and Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (“Stranger Things”).  See the breakdown below.

The winners of the 13th IFMCA Awards will be announced on February 23, 2017.  See the full list at IFMCA.  Congrats to this year’s nominees!

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Academy Award Nominee Nicholas Britell On Composing Tools For Acclaimed ‘Moonlight’ Score!

Composer Nicholas Britell’s effective use of the chopped and screwed production technique is an essential element to the music of Moonlight, nominated for eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Score. Nicholas and Director Barry Jenkins provide more insight to their unique vision and collaboration for the films music below.

Ableton Live has become a central tool in my compositional process. I love how amazingly intuitive it is to experiment with audio in Live. While composing the music for Moonlight, I utilized Live every step of the way – it enabled me to explore so many musical and sonic possibilities.” – Nicholas Britell

Listen to Nicholas’ interview at Sound Exploder (below) and immerse yourself into further exploration of his masterful score in three themes: Little’s Theme, Chiron’s Theme Chopped and Screwed, and Black’s Theme. 

Moonlight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now on Lakeshore Records.

[Special Limited Edition Vinyl] [Download] [CD] [Stream]

A24 presents MOONLIGHT, in theaters now (find a theater).


 

 

 

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Moonlight: Exploring Three Themes Including A Revelation on Nicholas Britell’s Chopped and Screwed Track (Podcast) | Song Exploder

Talk about a superb podcast interview: Song Exploder recently spoke with composer Nicholas Britell about his Academy Award®-nominated score to Moonlight, and there was no holding back.  Nicholas’ explanation of what happened to the track, “Chiron’s Theme Chopped and Screwed (Knock Down Stay Down)” is a revelation.  Plus, an exploration of his other two themes, “Little’s Theme” and “Black’s Theme.”  We won’t spoil it for you — you’ll just have to listen to the interview now at Song Exploder.  

Moonlight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now on Lakeshore Records.

[Download] [Buy Vinyl] [Buy CD] [Stream]

A24 presents MOONLIGHT, nominated for eight Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Score — in theaters now (find a theater).

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