Hans Zimmer

Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German film composer and music producer, born in Frankfurt am Main, G...

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{"key":"3840","name":"Hans Zimmer","bio":"Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German film composer and music producer, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and active since 1977. Having won a wide variety of honors and commendations, he has composed music for over 100 films, including award-winning films and box-office hits such as Rain Man (1988), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Thelma & Louise (1991), The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Interstellar (2014). A recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He's also the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and additionally works with other composers through the company that he founded: Remote Control Productions.Zimmer's works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. He has received four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Classical BRIT Award, and an Academy Award. He was also named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses published by The Daily Telegraph.Zimmer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 12th September 1957, and moved to London as a teenager. While he lived in London, Zimmer wrote advertising jingles for Air-Edel Associates. Zimmer began his musical career playing keyboards and synthesisers. In 1980 he worked with The Buggles, a New Wave band formed in 1977 with Trevor Horn, Geoff Downs, and Bruce Woolley. Zimmer can be briefly seen in The Buggles music video for \"Video Killed the Radio Star\" (1979). In the 1980s, Zimmer worked with film composer Stanley Myers, a prolific film composer who composed scores for over sixty films. Zimmer and Myers co-founded the London-based Lillie Yard recording studio. Together, Myers and Zimmer worked on fusing the traditional orchestral sound with state-of-the-art electronics. Some of their first movies with this new sound include \"Moonlighting\" (1982), \"Success is the Best Revenge\" (1984), \"Insignificance\" (1985), and \"My Beautiful Launderette\" (1985). In 1986, Zimmer joined David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto on their Oscar-winning score for \"The Last Emperor\" (1988).Soon afterwards, Zimmer began working on his own solo projects. During his solo career years, Zimmer experimented and combined the use of old and new musical technologies. His first solo score was for Chris Menges\u2019s film \"A World Apart\" (1988). However, the turning point in his career came later that year when he was asked to compose a score for Barry Levinson\u2019s film \"Rain Man\" (1988). In the score, Zimmer uses synthesizers mixed with steel drums. The score was nominated for an Academy Award in 1989. A year later Zimmer was asked to compose a score for Bruce Beresford's \"Driving Miss Daisy\" (1989), which won a Grammy Award 1991.In 1994, Zimmer won his biggest commercial hit for Disney\u2019s \"The Lion King\" (1994). He wanted to go to South Africa himself to record the soundtrack, but couldn't because he had a police record there for making subversive films. \"The Lion King\" soundtrack won numerous awards, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and two Grammys. It was then adapted for the Broadway musical version, which won the Tony for Best Musical in 1998.Since the success of \"The Lion King\", Zimmer has written numerous film scores. His hundredth composition was for \"The Last Samurai\" (2003), for which he won both a Golden Globe and a Broadcast Film Critics nomination in 2004. After composing over a hundred film scores, Zimmer finally performed live for the first time in concert with a hundred-piece orchestra and a hundred-person choir at the twenty-seventh Annual Flanders International Film Festival. He has received numerous honours and awards, including: Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Composition from the National Board of Review, Frederick Loewe Award in 2003 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, ASCAP\u2019s Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement, and BMI's prestigious Richard Kirk Award for lifetime achievement in 1996. Today, Zimmer is considered to be the father of integrating the electronic musical world with traditional orchestral arrangements.Zimmer lives in Los Angeles with his wife Suzanne, and has four children.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/3840_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Steven Price

Steven Price (born 22 April 1977 in Nottingham, England, UK) is a British film composer, best known for scoring The Worl...

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{"key":"80496","name":"Steven Price","bio":"Steven Price (born 22 April 1977 in Nottingham, England, UK) is a British film composer, best known for scoring The World's End and Gravity, both from 2013. For the latter film he received an Academy Award win for Best Original Score.Along with Basement Jaxx, Price scored the 2011 film Attack the Block, and the soundtrack was released on 16 May 2011.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/80496_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Naoshi Mizuta

水田直志 (Naoshi Mizuta, Born January 24, 1972) is best known for his work on the Final Fantasy soundtracks, mainly ...

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{"key":"83318","name":"Naoshi Mizuta","bio":"\u6c34\u7530\u76f4\u5fd7 (Naoshi Mizuta, Born January 24, 1972) is best known for his work on the Final Fantasy soundtracks, mainly Final Fantasy XI (Online). Currently residing in Japan. Mizuta has also composed tracks on other RPG's such as Parasite Eve II.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/83318_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Howard Shore

Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winni...

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{"key":"3848","name":"Howard Shore","bio":"Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Canadian composer, orchestrator, conductor and music producer best known for composing the scores for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the score for The Silence of the Lambs, and for the films of David Cronenberg. He played in Canadian rock group Lighthouse from 1968 to 1972. He is the uncle of composer Ryan Shore.He was born to a Jewish family in and studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. From 1969 to 1972, he performed with the group Lighthouse. In 1974, Shore wrote the music for Canadian magician Doug Henning's magical\/musical \"Spellbound\" co-starring fledgling actress Jennifer Dale. He was the musical director for the television show Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1980, appearing in many musical sketches including the All-Nurse Band and dressed as a beekeeper for a John Belushi\/Dan Aykroyd performance of the Slim Harpo classic I'm a King Bee. He also suggested the name for the Blues Brothers to Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.SuccessesShore has written the music for such various major film productions as The Silence of the Lambs, Mrs. Doubtfire, Philadelphia, Ed Wood, Se7en, Dogma, High Fidelity, Panic Room and The Aviator, the last of which earned him a Golden Globe. Since The Brood in 1979, he has been a consistent collaborator with David Cronenberg, scoring all his subsequent films except The Dead Zone (1983, scored by Michael Kamen). His score for Cronenberg's Naked Lunch is notable for his collaboration with famed avante-garde jazz musician Ornette Coleman, who praised Shore's work.The Lord of the RingsHis greatest success to date is his score for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The score for the first film, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, including the song An\u00edron, gained him an Oscar in 2002, while the final film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, earned him another two Oscars (one for the score and one for the song \"Into the West\", sung by Annie Lennox) in 2004. (The Two Towers soundtrack was not nominated for the 2003 Oscar, because a new rule was put in place that year prohibiting a soundtrack from being nominated that used any material from a previous soundtrack. This rule proved very unpopular and controversial, as many movie franchises, such as Star Wars scored by John Williams, were discredited as a result: the rule was repealed in time for the 2004 Oscars and the Return of the King was therefore nominated and went on to win. Many fans of Shore's work feel that had this unpopular new rule not been in effect, the soundtrack for The Two Towers stood a good chance of winning.)Since 2004, he has toured the world conducting local orchestras in the performance of his new symphonic arrangement of his highly acclaimed Lord of the Rings scores. The new work is entitled The Lord of the Rings: Symphony in Six Movements. There are two movements for each of the movies, and an intermission between the second and third movements. The concert presentation of the symphony also includes projected still images relating the music being performed to scenes from the films. Recently, however, Shore has been busy with other projects, leaving other conductors including Markus Huber, Alexander Mickelthwaite, and John Mauceri to lead the orchestras.Trivia * He makes a cameo appearance on film in The Return of the King (extended edition) as a Guard of Rohan, during the drinking game at Edoras. * Despite having his score removed late into post-production, Shore has a cameo near the end of King Kong as the conductor of the pit orchestra in the theatre. * He is uncle of composer Ryan Shore.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/3848_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi (born 23 November 1955 in Turin, Italy) is an Italian composer and pianist particularly noted for the u...

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{"key":"3849","name":"Ludovico Einaudi","bio":"Ludovico Einaudi (born 23 November 1955 in Turin, Italy) is an Italian composer and pianist particularly noted for the use of developing melodious phrases in his piano compositions.He began his musical training at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan, gaining a diploma in composition. Later, he studied with Luciano Berio. In 1982 he gained a scholarship to the Tanglewood Music Festival. He currently resides on a vineyard in the region of Piemonte.Although Einaudi would prefer not to be labeled as any particular type of composer, he is generally considered a minimalist.\"In general I don't like definitions, but 'minimalist' is a term that means elegance and openness, so I would prefer to be called a minimalist than something else.\" - Ludovico EinaudiOfficial website: http:\/\/ Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi was born in Turin, November 23, 1955. His mother, also a pianist, would play for him as a young child, planting the seeds for what would become a fruitful, illustrious career. Einaudi studied under Luciano Berio at the Conservatory of Milan, graduating with a diploma in composition. In 1982 his talents would win him a scholarship to the Tanglewood Music Festival. The experience opened Einaudi's ears to new ideas like minimalism, world music influences, and aspects of pop music. He spent the next several years composing for the ballet, including Sul Filo d'Orfeo (1984), Time-Out (1988), and The Wild Man (1991). Einaudi turned a corner in 1996 with the release of his first collection of solo performances, entitled Le Onde. This record started Einaudi down the path toward becoming one of Europe's best-selling pianist\/composers. 1999's Eden Roc and 2001's I Giorni, both for BMG, captured the solo piano world's attention, both remaining best-sellers for years to come. While seemingly at the top of the composition world, Einaudi ventured into the world of film composition, a journey punctuated by his Best Film Score award in 2002 for his work on Luce Dei Miei Occhi. Einaudi noted in interviews during that period that he missed concertizing, and began performing again regularly. New works blossomed from this effort, including 2004's Una Mattina and 2006's Diario Mali. 2007 welcomed Einaudi's seventh studio album, titled Divenire, where he was accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. The follow-up, 2009's Nightbook, was much more self-consciously reductionist, featuring solo piano minimally adorned with electronics, and saw Einaudi begin to be appreciated by fans of the \"post-classical\" school that he had arguably, at least in part, inspired. A double-disc best-of, Islands, was released in 2011, and at the beginning of 2013 he signed a new deal with Decca and unveiled the long-gestating In a Time Lapse, which had been recorded in a remote monastery near Verona and saw a return to a more \"classical\" chamber music sound. 2015 brought the release of Elements, which featured violinist Daniel Hope, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, electronica's Robert Lippok, and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco, among its several guest performers. Recorded at his home studio in Italy, it was inspired by nature, math, science, music, art, and how parts connect to form a whole. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/3849_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Dead Can Dance

Dead Can Dance was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1981 by Brendan Perry together with Simon Monroe and Paul Erikson l...

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{"key":"4709","name":"Dead Can Dance","bio":"Dead Can Dance was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1981 by Brendan Perry together with Simon Monroe and Paul Erikson later to be joined by Lisa Gerrard. They disbanded in 1998, and temporarily reunited to do a highly successful world tour in 2005 with a view to recording another studio album together. In order to concentrate on their solo careers and due to ongoing personal differences between Perry and Gerrard, the project was, however, put on hiatus. In 2011 Perry announced work on a new album, which was released in 2012 followed by a world tour. After a somewhat muted response to their music in Australia, Dead Can Dance moved to London in 1982, where they signed up to alternative rock label 4AD, a legendary label on the alternative music scene, where it became one of the most important bands on the label alongside the Cocteau Twins. They continued to work closely together, until later in the 1990s when they started to grow apart following the breakup of their personal relationship. Gerrard returned to Australia, while Perry moved to Ireland, where he had renovated an old church at Quivvy, where he lives and works. It is speculated that the distance between the members was an influence in the band's eventual break-up, with an argument following the recording sessions for an unreleased album being the final straw, although Perry himself said that distance helped in maintaining a certain individual freedom in creativity.The name \"Dead Can Dance\" is often misleading. Although this group is quite popular among the goth sub-culture with the name appearing to be inspired by the Danse macabre allegory, it should instead be interpreted as 'giving life to something that was previously inanimate' as Perry said: \"The album artwork , a ritual mask from New Guinea, attempted to provide a visual reintrepretation of the meaning of the name \"Dead Can Dance.\" The mask, though once a living part of a tree is dead; nevertheless it has, through the artistry of its maker, been imbued with a life force of its own. To understand why we chose the name, think of the transformation of inanimacy to animacy\u2026. Think of the processes concerning life from death and death into life. So many people missed the inherent symbolism, and assumed that we must be 'morbid gothic types,' a mistake we deplored and deplore\u2026\".Following the self titled album the band released the EP Garden of the Arcane Delights, which followed the template set by the first album but made more use of percussion, notably the Oriental dulcimer (Yang Qin), on tracks \"Carnival of Light\" and \"Flowers of the Sea,\" which has since become a trademark sound in the genre.A shift in sound followed for the Spleen and Ideal album, with more emphasis on strings, brass and drones being used. A quasi spiritual element also emerged on this album, notably on the opening tracks \"De Profundis\" and \"Ascension\". Its worth noting that around this time Lisa and Brendan had been doing tours of European Cathedrals, absorbing the ambience which in turn was reflected in the work.The highlights of the bands career followed with the genre defining album Within The Realm of a Dying Sun, featuring fan favorite \"Cantara\", which is where the bands Arabic and World music influences began to appear, and the double whammy of \"Summoning of the Muse\" and \"Persephone (The Gathering of Flowers).\" Critics at the time were undecided about the album, mainly due to the fact that the pieces were split according to the vocals. Brendan had the first side of the album, where Lisa took over for the latter half. The Serpent's Egg was the next album and built on the premise set by the previous album, although the album is slightly uneven in quality and a short listen at around 40 minutes. The album is redeemed by the opening and closing pieces \"The Host of Seraphim\", and Perry's epic \"Ullyses\".For the next album Aion, the band slipped back several centuries and recreated working medieval instruments such as the Sackbut, Viol and Hurdy Gurdy for the distinctly Medieval flavor. Included on the album is \"Song of the sibyl\" a text from 14th century Spain and now a live favorite. Another text appears in the song \"Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book\". Into the Labyrinth was the follow up album and was the album that saw Brendan mastering the use of samples and synthesizers and also the album that brought the band's music to American audiences selling over a million copies worldwide. The track \"The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove\" was played across on college radio and was instrumental in the albums success.Spiritchaser was the seventh studio album for the band and brought about an abrupt upturn in musical style, instead of drawing on the historical past the band drew upon South American and African influences which gave the album a very rhythmic ambience. Considered by some to be the bands weakest album, it features highlights such as the percussive \"Nierika\" which was the most played track on American college radio for that year, and the epic 9 minute trance inducing \"Indus\".A 3 CD retrospective simply called 1981-1998 was issued by 4AD and compiled a comprehensive overview of the bands career, and provided diehard fans with the only finished track from the Spiritchaser follow-up sessions called \"The Lotus Eaters\".As a live band is probably where Dead Can Dance have gained their reputation. To put it simply, they were phenomenal. The concerts often featured many improvised pieces that to date have never been recorded in the studio. A live album entitled Toward the Within was released in 1994 and allowed fans unfortunate enough to have not attended concerts the chance to hear a few of these songs. A companion video\/DVD of the concert was also released allowing people to see these highly ethereal concerts. After Dead Can Dance ceased to be a functioning band both Perry and Gerrard embarked upon solo careers. To date, Brendan has released one solo album The Eye of the Hunter and has completed work on a new album, 'Ark', to be released in June 2010, whilst Lisa has been more prolific but with mixed results, releasing two solo albums The Mirror Pool and The Silver Tree. Lisa has also collaborated with other artists, namely Pieter Bourke of the band Soma and Irish composer Patrick Cassidy on the respective albums Duality and Immortal Memory. Lisa has also become a sought after soundtrack artist too after a wave of publicity for the Ridley Scott film Gladiator and continues to release work on a regular basis including soundtrack work on Ali, Layer Cake, and Whale Rider. Peter Ulrich, former percussionist of the band has also released two solo albums, Pathways and Dawns and more recently, Enter the Mysterium.A series of 31 reunion concerts took place in 2005 in both Europe and North America including two memorable sell out concerts at The Hollywood Bowl and Radio City accompanied by 40 piece orchestras. Many of these concerts were professionally recorded and released as a double CD.In late 2011, the band announced a reunion World Tour, in order to promote their new album, fittingly titled Anastasis, as it was released on August 9, 2012, 16 years after the group's previous album. Anastasis was well received by critics and is also the first album of the band not released by 4AD Records.http:\/\/\/main\/ http:\/\/\/DeadCanDanceOfficialhttps:\/\/\/DCDmusic","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4709_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}

Clint Mansell

Clinton Darryl "Clint" Mansell, (born 7 January 1963) is an English musician, composer, and former lead singer and guita...

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{"key":"3868","name":"Clint Mansell","bio":"Clinton Darryl \"Clint\" Mansell, (born 7 January 1963) is an English musician, composer, and former lead singer and guitarist of the band Pop Will Eat Itself.After the disbanding of Pop Will Eat Itself in 1996, Mansell was introduced to film scoring when director Darren Aronofsky, hired him to score his debut film, \u03c0. Mansell then wrote the score for the next Aronofsky film, Requiem for a Dream, which has been well received. Mansell's composition for The Fountain was nominated for Best Original Score at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards. His other notable film scores include Moon, Smokin' Aces, The Wrestler, and Black Swan. Mansell's score for Darren Aronofsky's \u03c0 was followed up by his score for Aronofsky's next film, Requiem for a Dream, which became a cult hit. Since their first collaboration in 1996, Mansell has composed the music to every Aronofsky film. Other notable achievements include the theme for the film The Hole, the music for the pilot episode of CSI: NY, and the score for Aronofsky's later films The Fountain, which was nominated for Best Original Score in the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, and The Wrestler. Mansell has also contributed the score to HBO's Voyeur. The song was also used as the base theme for the song \"Throw It Up\" by Lil Jon. His most recent work has been on the soundtrack for Black Swan in 2010. Mansell's theme tune for sci-fi movie Moon also appears on the trailer for the film The Iron Lady. Mansell also contributed music to Lord of the Rings. The trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers contained a rearranged version of the track \"Lux \u00c6terna\", using a full orchestra and choir. The piece, named \"Requiem for a Tower\", was recorded especially for the trailer. The orchestration was arranged by Simone Benyacar, Dan Nielsen, and Veigar Margeirsson. \"Lux \u00c6terna\" has since become popular, with both the original and the \"Requiem for a Tower\" version having appeared in a wide variety of advertisements and trailers, including the trailer for the Red Sox\u2013Yankees games in the 2007 Major League Baseball season, and trailers for the films Zathura, The Da Vinci Code, Sunshine, Babylon A.D. and the TV series Lost and Top Gear. It was also used on Sky Sports News and as the theme for Soccer Saturday from 2007-2009. In 2006, the theme was used in EuroSport LIVE trailers. The theme was also used by America's Got Talent as an introduction of the judges before being changed slightly. The new variant is now a regular piece on the show. Another well known trailer cue is \"Death Is the Road to Awe\" from the score for The Fountain which was featured in a trailer for the 2007 film I Am Legend, the trailer for the film The Mist, as well as the trailer for the film Frost\/Nixon, and toward the end of 2007 The Final Cut trailer for Blade Runner.Scoring credits Pi, 1998 Requiem for a Dream, 2000 World Traveler, 2001 The Hole, 2001 Knockaround Guys, 2001 Rain, 2001 Abandon, 2002 Murder by Numbers, 2002 Sonny, 2002 The Hire: Ticker, 2002 11:14, 2003 Suspect Zero, 2004 Sahara, 2005 Doom, 2005 The Fountain, 2006 Trust the Man, 2006 Smokin' Aces, 2006 Wind Chill, 2007 In The Wall, 2007 Definitely, Maybe, 2008 The Wrestler, 2008 Blood: The Last Vampire, 2009 Moon, 2009 L'affaire Farewell, 2009 The Rebound, 2010 Black Swan, 2010 Last Night, 2010 Faster, 2010 United, 2011 Mass Effect 3, 2012 (TBA) Filth, 2013http:\/\/","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/3868_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Max Richter

Composer Max Richter was born in Germany in 1966 and grew up in the UK. He studied composition and piano at Edinburgh U...

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{"key":"3887","name":"Max Richter","bio":"Composer Max Richter was born in Germany in 1966 and grew up in the UK. He studied composition and piano at Edinburgh University, the Royal Academy of Music and in Florence with Luciano Berio. Though he has a strong background in the canons of classical music, his influences were more modern composers and in particular, Iannis Xenakis whose musical compositions applied mathematical and physical laws and Philip Glass whose sound was a major influence on Richter. His influences also include rock bands The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Clash, as well as electronic music groups Kraftwerk and Autechre.After finishing his studies, he co-founded Piano Circus, a contemporary classical ensemble, where he stayed for ten years. With the ensemble, he commissioned and performed the works of experimental artists like Steve Reich, Arvo P\u00e4rt, Brian Eno and Julia Wolfe. Piano Circus's performances incorporated found sounds and video, allowing Richter to integrate his love of sampling and electronics. After he left, he became involved in the UK's thriving electronic scene, collaborating with The Future Sound of London and Roni Size.He has released four solo albums: Memoryhouse (2002), Blue Notebooks (2004), Songs from Before (2006), and latest, 24 Postcards in Full Colour (2008), a collection of miniatures meant to be used as ringtones.Recently he has scored the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed film Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman as well as INFRA, Max's new score for The Royal Ballet, made with choreographer Wayne Macgregor and fine artist Julian Opie. He has also produced the score for the short animated film Lost and Found based upon the children's book by Oliver Jeffers. Recently, Richter's score, \"On the Nature of Daylight\", has been included in the acclaimed film Shutter Island.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/3887_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Emilie Autumn

Emilie Autumn Liddell (born on September 22, 1979), better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-...

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{"key":"4716","name":"Emilie Autumn","bio":"Emilie Autumn Liddell (born on September 22, 1979), better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and violinist. Autumn draws influence for her music\u2014the style of which she has alternatively labeled as \"Victoriandustrial\" and glam rock\u2014from plays, novels, and history, particularly the Victorian era. Performing with her all-female backing band The Bloody Crumpets, Autumn incorporates elements of classical music, cabaret, electronica, and glam rock with theatrics, and burlesque.Growing up in Malibu, California, she began learning the violin at the age of four and left regular school five years later with the goal of becoming a world-class violinist; she practiced eight or nine hours a day and read a wide range of literature. Progressing to writing her own music, she studied under various teachers and went to Indiana University, which she left over issues regarding the relationship between classical music and the appearance of the performer. Through her own independent label Traitor Records, Autumn debuted with her classical album On a Day: Music for Violin & Continuo, followed by the release in 2003 of her album Enchant.She appeared in singer Courtney Love's backing band on her 2004 America's Sweetheart tour and returned to Europe. She released the 2006 album Opheliac with the German label Trisol Music Group. In 2007, she released Laced\/Unlaced; the re-release of On a Day\u2026 appeared as Laced with songs on the electric violin as Unlaced. She later left Trisol to join New York-based The End Records in 2009 and release Opheliac in the United States, where previously it had only been available as an import. Currently she is on tour to promote her newest album Fight Like A Girl. She played the role of Painted Doll in Darren Lynn Bousman's 2012 film The Devil's Carnival.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4716_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Michael Riesman

Michael Riesman has been a long time collaborator of legendary composer Philip Glass. Michael Riesman works with Glass i...

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{"key":"80497","name":"Michael Riesman","bio":"Michael Riesman has been a long time collaborator of legendary composer Philip Glass. Michael Riesman works with Glass in many capacities. He is the musical director of the Philip Glass Ensemble (while also serving as a keyboard player therein), synthesizer technician, producer, and \"orchestrator\" of Philip Glass's ensemble music.Michael Riesman and Dennis Russell Davies are the most frequent conductors of Glass's musical recordings and live performances. During live performances, Michael Riesman is the conductor when the Philip Glass Ensemble plays while Dennis Russell Davies has generally performed this duty when other orchestras perform Glass's works.Michael Riesman is an accomplished pianist and composer in his own right with several releases. In addition he has released three solo piano interpretations of Philip Glass's works: Philip Glass : Dracula, Philip Glass : Music From \"The Hours\" Solo Piano and Philip Glass Soundtracks.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/80497_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Danny Elfman

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, best known as the lead singer and songwriter f...

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{"key":"3884","name":"Danny Elfman","bio":"Daniel Robert \"Danny\" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman movie theme. He has scored the majority of the films for his long-time friend Tim Burton.Born in Los Angeles, he entered the film industry in 1976, initially as an actor. He made his film scoring debut in 1980 for the film Forbidden Zone directed by his older brother Richard Elfman. He has since been nominated for four Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for Tim Burton's Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 2002 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.He is the son of novelist Blossom Elfman and the brother of director Richard Elfman.Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Blossom Elfman (n\u00e9e Bernstein), a writer and teacher, and Milton Elfman, a community in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles. He spent much of his time in the local movie theatre, adoring the music of such film composers as Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman.Stating that he hung out with the \"band nerds\" in high school, he started a ska band. After dropping out of high school, he followed his brother Richard to France, where he performed with Le Grand Magic Circus, an avant-garde musical theater group. Violin in tow, Elfman next journeyed to Africa where he traveled through Ghana, Mali, and Upper Volta, absorbing new musical styles, including the Ghanaian highlife genre which would eventually influence his own music. Elfman contracted malaria during his one-year stay and was often sick. Eventually he returned home to the United States, where he began to take Balinese music lessons at the CalArts. He was never officially a student at the institute, nonetheless, the instructor encouraged him to continue learning. Elfman stated, \"He just laughed, and said, 'Sit. Play.' I continued to sit and play for a couple years.\" At this time, his brother was forming a new musical theater group, The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. The group performed the music for Richard's debut feature film, Forbidden Zone. Danny Elfman composed his first score for the film and played the role of Satan. By the time the movie was completed, they had taken the name Oingo Boingo and begun recording and touring as a rock group.In 1985, Tim Burton and Paul Reubens invited Elfman to write the score for their first feature film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Elfman was apprehensive at first because of his lack of formal training, but with orchestration assistance from Oingo Boingo guitarist and arranger Steve Bartek, he achieved his goal of emulating the mood of such composers as Nino Rota and Bernard Herrmann. In the booklet for the first volume of Music for a Darkened Theatre, Elfman described the first time he heard his music played by a full orchestra as one of the most thrilling experiences of his life. Elfman immediately developed a rapport with Burton and has gone on to score all but two of Burton's major studio releases: Ed Wood, scored by Howard Shore, which was under production while Elfman and Burton were having a fight, and Sweeney Todd, an adaptation of the 1979 Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical. He also, more recently, accompanied Tim Burton in the composition of music for \"Almost Alice\", the soundtrack for Alice in Wonderland.Burton has said of his relationship with Elfman: \"We don't even have to talk about the music. We don't even have to intellectualize \u2013 which is good for both of us, we're both similar that way. We're very lucky to connect\" (Breskin, 1997).Elfman has three children: Lola, born in 1979; Mali, born in 1984; and Oliver, born in 2005. On November 29, 2003, Elfman married film actress Bridget Fonda. In 1997 he scored A Simple Plan \u2013 his only score for one of her films to date (although he did compose a cue for the film Army of Darkness, in which Fonda has a cameo). He is the uncle of actor Bodhi Elfman who is married to actress Jenna Elfman, known most notably in her role as Dharma in the TV series Dharma and Greg.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/3884_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 75,000"}

Jeremy Soule

Jeremy Soule (b. December 19, 1975) is an award-winning American composer from Keokuk, Iowa and a prolific composer of o...

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{"key":"3922","name":"Jeremy Soule","bio":"Jeremy Soule (b. December 19, 1975) is an award-winning American composer from Keokuk, Iowa and a prolific composer of orchestral videogame scores. Soule's soundtracks are often critically acclaimed as being among the best in the computer and video games industry and as rivaling the quality of many orchestral film soundtracks. A large percentage of Soule's music is done electronically and emulates real orchestral music so well that it is frequently indistinguishable from the real thing. He often collaborates with his brother, Julian Soule, with whom he also founded DirectSong; a company that sells DRM-free downloads of several classical composers, including Jeremy's own compositions. Soule has been working in the music industry since 1994 when he became an employee of Square. He then left to join Humongous Entertainment, where he composed for several children's games as well as Total Annihilation, his first award-winning score. He left to form his own music production company, Soule Media in 2000, now called Artistry Entertainment. Through this company Soule has created several award-winning soundtracks. In 2005 he founded DirectSong. Soule's works have been played in several live concerts such as the Symphonic Game Music Concert in Germany and the international Play! A Video Game Symphony concert series. He has produced and composed music for:* Armies of Exigo* Azurik: Rise of Perathia* Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance* Company of Heroes* Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts* Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor* Dungeon Siege* Dungeon Siege II* The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind* The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion* The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim* Final Four* Giants: Citizen Kabuto* Guild Wars* Guild Wars: Factions* Guild Wars: Nightfall* Guild Wars: Eye of the North* Guild Wars 2* Harry Potter and the Philosopher's\/Sorcerer's Stone* Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets* Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban* Icewind Dale* Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter* Impossible Creatures* IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey* Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events* Mass Effect 3* Neverwinter Nights* Prey* Secret of Evermore* SOCOM* Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic* Star Wars: Bounty Hunter* Supreme Commander* Total Annihilation: Kingdoms* Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency* Total Annihilation * Unreal II* Warhammer: Mark of Chaos* Warhammer40K: Dawn of WarJeremy Soule recently took legal action against KHInsider, a website dedicated to keeping rare soundtracks online. The owner of the site decided to remove the offending material in order to avoid being sued by Soule, who was not only trying to have his own music removed, but all the music on the site.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/3922_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Russell Brower

Russell Brower is a Composer and three-time Emmy Award-winning Sound Designer, with over twenty-five years of experience...

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{"key":"80524","name":"Russell Brower","bio":"Russell Brower is a Composer and three-time Emmy Award-winning Sound Designer, with over twenty-five years of experience creating and producing sound and music for television, film, theme parks and video games. After scoring his first interactive game in 1981 for Disney's Epcot, Russell\u2019s career highlights include: Sound Supervisor and Mixer for Warner Bros. Animation (Animaniacs; Batman the Animated Series), Media Designer and Musical Director for Walt Disney Imagineering (DisneyQuest Virtual Reality Games; Tokyo DisneySea theme park), among many others. His freelance career spans from the original motion picture TRON to the MTV series Aeon Flux to the best-selling game Delta Force: Black Hawk Down. Russell is currently the Audio Director for Blizzard Entertainment, developer of the award-winning MMORPG game, World of Warcraft. Alongside Derek Duke and Matt Uelmen, he created the soundtrack for Blizzards first major expansion, The Burning Crusade, which contained many orchestrated pieces from loud and aggressive to quiet and gentle themes. He has also worked on the soundtrack for Blizzards second expansion to World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/80524_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Lorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe (born February 23, 1976) is a Grammy award- winning film composer from Inverness, Scotland, who works at the...

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{"key":"80526","name":"Lorne Balfe","bio":"Lorne Balfe (born February 23, 1976) is a Grammy award- winning film composer from Inverness, Scotland, who works at the Remote Control Productions studio. Lorne is known for composing the scores to the Dreamworks\u2019 animation Megamind, and Ron Howard\u2019s film The Dilemma, in collaboration with Academy Award- winning composer, Hans Zimmer. In addition to being recognized for producing two of Zimmer\u2019s Oscar- nominated scores, Sherlock Holmes and Inception, Lorne has also received significant recognition for his work in the United Kingdom. In 2009, Lorne was nominated for the Discovery of the Year World Soundtrack Award for his score for BAFTA award- winning Crying With Laughter and he was nominated for the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award.Balfe began his career in Hollywood providing additional music on several major motion pictures, including: the Pirates of the Caribbean II, and III, The Simpsons Movie, Angels & Demons, Iron Man, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He also composed additional music on the 2009 Golden Globe nominated film Frost\/Nixon. Complimented by his additional music, Balfe\u2019s role as a score producer on 2008\u2032s The Dark Knight earned Lorne a Grammy for \"Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture.\"In 2009, Balfe was music producer and composer of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 videogame, and score producer for Guy Ritchie\u2019s Sherlock Holmes, which earned a 2010 Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. Only a year later, in 2011, Balfe produced the score for Christopher Nolan\u2019s Inception, which also earned a Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. He is also well-known for his work on scores for Assassin's Creed series.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/80526_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Kai Rosenkranz

Kai Rosenkranz is working for Piranha Bytes since the time when he finished school. He is responsible for the soundtrack...

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{"key":"80529","name":"Kai Rosenkranz","bio":"Kai Rosenkranz is working for Piranha Bytes since the time when he finished school. He is responsible for the soundtracks to the computer games Gothic, that was released in 2001, Gothic II (2002) and Gothic 3 (2006). His favourite instrument is the piano. He loves playing the piano since his parents bought him a keyboard when he was 7 years old. His nickname is 'KaiRo', at first sight the German word for Cairo (Egypt's capital\u2026). But obviously 'Kai' is his first name and 'Ro' are the first two letters of his surname.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/80529_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman (born October 20, 1955) is an American film score composer and a member of a family who established a film...

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{"key":"3920","name":"Thomas Newman","bio":"Thomas Newman (born October 20, 1955) is an American film score composer and a member of a family who established a film-scoring dynasty in Hollywood.He was born in Los Angeles, California, the youngest son of composer Alfred Newman (1901-1970). Newman has received a total of twelve Academy Award nominations. He has won two BAFTAs, six Grammys and an Emmy, and has been nominated for three Golden Globes. Newman was honored with the Richard Kirk award at the 2000 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music. His uncle Lionel Newman scored Hello, Dolly!. His brother David Newman scored Anastasia, Daddy Day Care, Death to Smoochy, and Ice Age. His cousin Randy Newman is noted for series of popular albums.Musical StyleOne of the most interesting things about Newman is his change of styles, beginning with his score for American Beauty, which received critical acclaim. Before this, Newman gravitated more towards the orchestra for his music, like in most other film music. However, in American Beauty his fans witnessed his take on a minimalistic score with an array of odd instruments and a rhythmic style. Since then Newman has alternated and mixed in both his traditional sweeping orchestral scores along with his new, creative style. He is notorious among score listeners for using plenty of instruments the average listener would never have heard of.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/3920_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat (born 23 August 1961 in Paris, France) is a French film score composer. Notably, he has...

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{"key":"4732","name":"Alexandre Desplat","bio":"Alexandre Michel G\u00e9rard Desplat (born 23 August 1961 in Paris, France) is a French film score composer. Notably, he has received six Academy Award nominations, six BAFTA nominations, five Golden Globe nominations, five Grammy nominations and six C\u00e9sar nominations, winning a Golden Globe for his work on \"The Painted Veil\" (2006), a Grammy for his work on \"The King's Speech\" (2011) and a C\u00e9sar for his work on \"De battre mon c\u0153ur s'est arr\u00eat\u00e9\" (2006) and \"The Ghost Writer\" (2011). In 2011, Desplat won his first British Academy Film Award for his score for \"The King's Speech\". Desplat was born in Paris to a French father and a Greek mother. At the age of five, he began playing piano. He also became proficient on trumpet and flute. He studied with Claude Ballif and Iannis Xenakis in France and Jack Hayes in the U.S. Desplat's musical interests were wide, and he was also influenced by South American and African artists and teachers, among whom were Carlinhos Brown and Ray Lema.Desplat has composed extensively for films, in France and in Hollywood - scores and incidental music for over 100 films including \"Lapse of Memory\" (1992), \"Family Express\" (1992), \"Regarde Les Hommes Tomber\" (1994), \"Les P\u00e9ch\u00e9s Mortels\" (1995), C\u00e9sar-nominated \"Un H\u00e9ros Tr\u00e8s Discret\" (1996), \"Une Minute de Silence\" (1998), \"Sweet Revenge\" (1998), \"Le Ch\u00e2teau des Singes\" (1999), \"Home Sweet Home\" (2001), \"Reines d'un Jour\" (2001), the C\u00e9sar-nominated \"Sur mes L\u00e8vres\" (2002), \"Rire et Ch\u00e2timent\" (2003), \"Fantastic Mr. Fox\" (2009), \"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1\" (2010), \"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2\" (2011) and \"The Danish Girl\" (2015).Desplat has composed individual songs that have been sung in films by such artists as Akhenaton, Kate Beckinsale, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val\u00e9rie Lemercier, Miosotis, Catherine Ringer and Ren\u00e9e Fleming. He has also written music for the theatre, including pieces performed at the Com\u00e9die Fran\u00e7aise. Desplat has conducted performances of his music played by the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Munich Symphony Orchestra. Desplat has also given Master Classes at La Sorbonne in Paris and the Royal College of Music in London.In 2007, he composed the scores for Philip Pullman's \"The Golden Compass\", Zach Helm's directorial debut \"Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium\" with American composer Aaron Zigman and the Ang Lee movie \"Lust, Caution\". Prior to these break-out works, he contributed scores for \"The Luzhin Defence\", \"Girl with a Pearl Earring\", \"Syriana\", \"Birth\", \"Hostage\", \"Firewall\", \"Casanova\", \"Nid de Gu\u00eapes\" and \"The Painted Veil\", for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music, and the 2006 World Soundtrack Award. He won the 2007 BMI Film Music Award, 2007 World Soundtrack Award, 2007 European Film Award, and received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score for \"The Queen\". He also won the Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for Best Film Music in \"De battre mon c\u0153ur s'est arr\u00eat\u00e9\". In 2008 Desplat received his second Oscar nomination for David Fincher's \"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button\". Desplat received his third Oscar nomination and a BAFTA nomination for \"Fantastic Mr. Fox\" in 2010, both of which were won by Michael Giacchino for \"Up\".Recently, Desplat has composed music for \"Largo Winch\", based on the Belgian comic; \"Afterwards\", a French-Canadian psychological thriller film directed by Gilles Bourdos in English; Anne Fontaine's \"Coco avant Chanel\" based on the life of designer Coco Chanel; Robert Gu\u00e9diguian's \"L'Arm\u00e9e du Crime\"; \"Ch\u00e9ri\", reuniting him with director Stephen Frears, whom he collaborated with on \"The Queen\"; \"Un Proph\u00e8te\" reuniting with director Jacques Audiard; \"Julie & Julia\" directed by Nora Ephron; \"Fantastic Mr. Fox\", directed by Wes Anderson and based on the novel by Roald Dahl; \"The Twilight Saga: New Moon\", directed by Chris Weitz; Roman Polanski's \"The Ghost Writer\"; \"Tamara Drewe\"; \"The Special Relationship\"; \"The King's Speech\", which earned Desplat his fourth Oscar nomination; and \"Largo Winch II: The Burma Conspiracy\".In early 2011, Desplat began to write the music to \"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2\". He reunited with director David Yates, who offered Desplat the opportunity to score the second part.Desplat's upcoming projects include \"The Tree of Life\", directed by Terrence Malick (which he actually recorded in early 2010), \"A Better Life\" and \"La Fille du Puisatier\", Roman Polanski's \"Carnage\" and George Clooney's \"The Ides of March\".Desplat started 2012 with \"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close\" and continued with scores for \"The Spider's House\", the Florent Emilio Siri-directed biopic \"Cloclo\", Jacques Audiard's \"De rouille et d'os\", Ben Affleck's \"Argo\", DreamWorks Animation's \"Rise of the Guardians\", Matteo Garrone's \"Reality\", Wes Anderson's \"Moonrise Kingdom\" and Kathryn Bigelow's \"Zero dark Thirty\".","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4732_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Venetian Snares

Aaron Funk, a Canadian producer of widely varying electronic music styles, achieved a reputation in experimental electro...

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{"key":"4584","name":"Venetian Snares","bio":"Aaron Funk, a Canadian producer of widely varying electronic music styles, achieved a reputation in experimental electronic circles upon his signing to Planet Mu (label run by Mike Paradinas, aka \u00b5-Ziq). It's a testament to his production prowess that his base of Winnipeg, Manitoba, hasn't prevented electronic music enthusiasts around the world from investigating his recordings.Often abbreviated to \"Vsnares\" \u2013 Funk's distinctive style reflects unconventional time signatures and extremely rapid and erratic rhythms. Unpredictable and stimulating, the effect is intense.Funk's first release was \"Greg Hates Car Culture\", an EP for the History Of The Future Label, followed by \"Salt\" for Zhark and \"Fuck Canada \/\/ Fuck America\" with Stunt Rock for CLFST. When Mike Paradinas heard \"Greg Hates Car Culture\", he immediately signed Funk for Planet \u00b5. Prior to this, he self-released material on cassette tape as early as 1992.The first Venetian Snares LP on Planet \u00b5 \"Making Orange Things\" (a co-production with Speedranch), dropped in early 2001; following in short order were 5 more releases, all released before the end of 2002. Funk continued recording for a variety of labels, including Hymen, Addict, and Sublight Records, and has also recorded as snares, Snares Man!, BeeSnares, Ventriloquist Snakes, Puff, Last Step and Senetian Vnares.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4584_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Ramin Djawadi

Ramin Djawadi (born 1974 in Duisburg, Germany) is an Iranian-German composer of orchestral music for film and television...

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{"key":"4740","name":"Ramin Djawadi","bio":"Ramin Djawadi (born 1974 in Duisburg, Germany) is an Iranian-German composer of orchestral music for film and television. His father was an immigrant from Iran.Ramin Djawadi composes music for film and television. Djawadi has been numerously credited as a composer for additional music, orchestrator and as an assistant composer to Hans Zimmer. His work for films include Blade: Trinity, Ask the Dust, and Open Season. For television, Djawadi's work includes Threshold, Blade: The Series, Person of Interest and Prison Break, for which he received an Emmy nomination for \"Outstanding Main Title Theme Music\" in 2006. In 2007 he composed musical score for the Mr. Brooks movie featuring Kevin Costner and Demi Moore. In 2008, Djawadi wrote the score for Iron Man. In 2011 he wrote the soundtrack for the HBO fantasy hit series Game of Thrones. Years active 1990-present.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4740_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Stars of the Lid

Stars of the Lid are a band specializing in drone-based ambient music. They list among their influences minimalist and e...

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{"key":"4611","name":"Stars of the Lid","bio":"Stars of the Lid are a band specializing in drone-based ambient music. They list among their influences minimalist and electronic composers such as Arvo P\u00e4rt, Zbigniew Preisner, Gavin Bryars, and Henryk G\u00f3recki, as well as Talk Talk (both bands have tracks named \"Taphead\"), post-rock artists Labradford, and ambient innovator Brian Eno. Their music largely consists of beatless soundscapes, composed of droning, effects-treated guitars along with piano, strings, and horns; volume swells and feedback fill the gap of rhythmic instruments, providing dynamic movement within the songs.Formed in Austin, Texas in 1993, the band has two members \u2014 Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie. Both have released solo material, the former under his own name and the latter under the The Dead Texan alias. Their 2001 album, a double-LP named The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid, was released to generally positive reviews. The follow up, Stars of the Lid and Their Refinement of the Decline, another double-disc album, was again released on Chicago's revered Kranky Records\u2014the label's milestone 100th release\u2014on April 2nd.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4611_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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