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"}

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"}

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"}

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"}

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"}

Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary (born on February 17, 1979) is a classically trained composer and musician living in Los Angeles, Californ...

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{"key":"4774","name":"Bear McCreary","bio":"Bear McCreary (born on February 17, 1979) is a classically trained composer and musician living in Los Angeles, California. He studied under Elmer Bernstein and has composed original music for over thirty films including Jon Chu's musical short When the Kids are Away. Bear is perhaps most known for his work on the re-imagined television series Battlestar Galactica, for which he scored nearly all the music. He was introduced to the series as a helping hand to Richard Gibbs while working on the BSG miniseries, but he took over when Richard was occupied with other projects around the start of the first season.Some of his other work includes the music to Rest Stop: Dead Ahead, Wrong Turn 2, Rest Stop: Don\u2019t Look Back, and the television series EUReKA, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Human Target, and The Walking Dead.- Official Website- Blog- Twitter- Internet Movie Database - Youtube Channel","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4774_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Harry Gregson-Williams

Harry Gregson-Williams (born December 13, 1961) is a Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated British film score composer.Early...

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{"key":"3925","name":"Harry Gregson-Williams","bio":"Harry Gregson-Williams (born December 13, 1961) is a Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated British film score composer.Early in his career, Harry Gregson-Williams held a position in the 1980s as a music teacher to pupils at the Amesbury School in Hindhead, Surrey, England (his brother Rupert, also a film composer, also taught at Amesbury School during this period).He later taught music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he had been a pupil, and also for a short period in Egypt.In addition to scoring a number of motion pictures including Kingdom of Heaven, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Shrek, Deja Vu, Chicken Run, Antz, Spy Game, Man on Fire, and Team America: World Police, Gregson-Williams is also noted for his work on the popular video games Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. His arrangement of the original Metal Gear Solid Main Theme was just the first of many striking works he created for the Metal Gear Solid productions that involved both orchestral and electronic textures. His soundtrack for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was generally considered a resounding success and an important step forward in blending the mediums of film and video game.In his score to the Ridley Scott film Kingdom of Heaven, he introduced a mix of operatic and Middle Eastern themes. One track, \"Ibelin,\" was reprised as the closing credits theme with singer Natacha Atlas performing Arabic lyrics.The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was released on December 9th, 2005. He was contracted to score the next in the series, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. You can also hear his voice during the movie. He has given his voice to Pattertwig the Squirrel!His studio is called Wavecrest Music. Gregson-Williams was a member of Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures).He is the brother of Rupert Gregson-Williams, who is also a film composer.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/3925_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American film score composer.Thr...

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{"key":"4731","name":"James Newton Howard","bio":"James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American film score composer.Throughout his prolific career, James Newton Howard has scored films of all scales and genres, earning multiple award nominations for his work. Howard began studying music as a small child and went on to attend the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California and then majored in piano performance at the University of Southern California. After Howard left college, he toured with Elton John and Toto as a keyboardist during the late 1970s and early 1980s before moving into film music in the mid-1980s.By the 1990s, Howard truly hit his career stride, scoring the surprise blockbuster romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990) and receiving his first Academy Award nomination for his score for Barbra Streisand's drama The Prince of Tides (1991). Setting the musical mood for numerous films throughout the decade, Howard's skills encompassed a plethora of genres, including two more best original score Oscar nominations, the Harrison Ford actioner The Fugitive (1993) and the Julia Roberts romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding. In addition, Howard scored the Western epic Wyatt Earp (1994), the legal drama Primal Fear (1996), and the blockbuster M. Night Shyamalan suspense thrillers The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), and The Village (2004). His collaborations on tunes for One Fine Day (1996) and Junior (1994) garnered Best Song nods. Along with scoring such smaller, character-driven films as Five Corners (1988), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), and American Heart (1993), Howard proved equally skilled at composing for big-budget Hollywood spectacles, including Space Jam (1996), Dante's Peak (1997) (theme only - score was composed by John Frizzell), Dinosaur (2000) (, with additional material arranged by Lebo M) and Collateral (2004). Though he concentrated primarily on films, Howard has also contributed music for TV series, earning an Emmy nomination in 1995 for his theme to NBC's ratings smash ER.Howard is now one of the most recognized composers for film. His work in 2004 on The Village (with violin solos by Hilary Hahn) earned him his most recent Oscar nomination. Since, he has composed for several major motion pictures, notably the score for Batman Begins which he co-wrote with Hans Zimmer. On October 14, 2005, it was officially announced that Howard would replace Howard Shore as composer for King Kong, due to \"differing creative aspirations for the score\" between Shore and director Peter Jackson. The resultant score earned Howard his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. His most recent works are \"Lady in the Water\", his fifth film with M. Night Shyamalan, and Blood Diamond. Upcoming features include Michael Clayton, The Lookout, and The Dark Knight.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4731_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Michael Giacchino

Michael Giacchino (pronounced juh-kee-no) (born 1967, Riverside, New Jersey) is an American soundtrack composer who has ...

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{"key":"4736","name":"Michael Giacchino","bio":"Michael Giacchino (pronounced juh-kee-no) (born 1967, Riverside, New Jersey) is an American soundtrack composer who has composed several multi-award winning scores for many popular movies, television series and video games. He attended the Evening Division at the Juilliard School, as well as the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he acquired a degree in film production and a minor degree in History.Giacchino's first major composition was for the DreamWorks video game adaptation of the 1997 movie, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The video game was the first PlayStation (also on Sega Saturn) console title to be recorded with an original live orchestral score. Giacchino has since continued his relationship with DreamWorks, providing full orchestral scores for many of their popular videogames. Giacchino's award-winning compositions covers the first four Medal of Honor series, (Underground, Allied Assault and Frontline, along with the original Medal of Honor). He has also provided scores for several other World War II-related video games like Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Call of Duty and Call of Duty: Finest Hour. Additionally, Giacchino wrote the main theme for Mercenaries while composer Chris Tilton provided the rest of the underscore. Giacchino also composed themes for The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer, and co-wrote the theme from Black with composer Chris Tilton. He also composed the score for Alias, which was based on the television series of the same name. Michael has not been composing full soundtracks for video games in the past few years, but he is now going back to his roots as he is scheduled to score the music for a brand new world war II video game: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty. In 2007, Michael returned to the Medal of Honor franchise as he has composed the music for Medal of Honor: Airborne.Giacchino's work on the various video games led to his first work on television first working on the pilot to the Steven Spielberg produced, Semper Fi. In 2001, J.J. Abrams, producer of the television series Alias, discovered Giacchino through his work on the video games and tapped Giacchino to provide the new show's soundtrack. The soundtrack featured a mix of full orchestral pieces, often mixed with upbeat electronic music, a departure from much of his previous work. Giacchino would also provide the score for J.J. Abrams's next project, the 2004 television series, Lost, which he continues to score today. This acclaimed soundtrack is notable for its multiple themes and leitmotifs, as well as the use of a real orchestra rather than synthesized instruments - an unusual choice in television scoring. In 2004, Giacchino was given his first big feature film composition, when he was called on to provide the soundtrack for the Pixar film, The Incredibles. Director Brad Bird had heard Giacchino's work on Alias and asked him to work on the soundtrack for the new movie. The upbeat jazz orchestral sound was a departure in sound not only for Giacchino but for Pixar, who had previously relied on the works of Randy Newman and Thomas Newman for all of their previous films. Brad Bird had originally sought out John Barry, who was best known for composing many of the early James Bond movie soundtracks, to compose the music, but was reportedly unwilling to write music for an animated movie. Giacchino was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2005 for his work on The Incredibles: Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media and Best Instrumental Composition. Giacchino also composed scores for the 2005 films, Sky High, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World and The Family Stone, and the television movie, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. Giacchino composed the score for the movie Mission: Impossible III, directed by J.J. Abrams, which was released on May 5, 2006. Giacchino then went on the compose the soundtrack for other Pixar films, Ratatouille and Up. Giacchino's latest large scale composition was composing the score for the newest Star Trek movie in 2009.Additional CompositionsIn addition to his long list of soundtracks, in 2000 Giacchino was commissioned to write a concert piece in 3 movements performed by the Haddonfield Symphony called Camden 2000. In 2005 Giacchino collaborated with Walt Disney Imagineering in creating two new soundtracks for the updated versions of Space Mountain at Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. Giacchino was also contracted by Sarah Vowell, who played character Violet in The Incredibles, to compose the score to the audio version of her book Assassination Vacation.In 2001, Giacchino won the \"Academy of Interactive Arts and Science Award\" for Best Score for his work on Medal of Honor: Underground. His score to Medal of Honor: Frontline won two GANG awards; Music of the Year and Best Live Performance (\"Operation Market Garden\"). In 2004, Giacchino won the award of \"Excellence in Audio\" in the Game Developers Choice Awards for work on the video game, Call of Duty. Giacchino was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2005 for his work on The Incredibles: Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media and Best Instrumental Composition. The Incredibles also won four awards for Best Score from the \"L.A. Film Critics Association\", \"The International Film Music Critics Association\", \"The Las Vegas Film Critics\" and \"The Annie Awards.\" In 2005 Michael received an Outstanding Music and Lyrics Emmy nomination for his song \"I'm With You\" from the television film, The Muppets Wizard of Oz. Cited by the New Yorker music critic Alex Ross as \"some of the most compelling film music of the past year,\" Giacchino's work on Lost won him the 2005 Emmy for Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore).","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4736_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Klaus Badelt

Early in his career, Klaus Badelt garnered tremendous success in his native Germany, receiving the highest accolades in ...

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{"key":"3905","name":"Klaus Badelt","bio":"Early in his career, Klaus Badelt garnered tremendous success in his native Germany, receiving the highest accolades in the record, television, and motion picture industries. In 1998, Klaus moved to Los Angeles and segued into composing for blockbuster, American-made films.It has been a few years since his large-scale score to \"Pirates of the Caribbean\" defined the franchise and brought him worldwide attention. Since then, Klaus has worked with some of the greatest filmmakers of our time, received International awards and distinction, scored more than 40 major motion pictures, and set the tone for both critically acclaimed films and top-grossing blockbusters. Known as a director\u2019s dream composer, Klaus is able to capture and express the distinctive core of every project - whether subtle and intimate or large-scale and mainstream. He has worked with such diverse directors as Werner Herzog, Richard Donner, Wolfgang Petersen, Francis Lawrence, Michael Mann, Jerry Bruckheimer and Harvey Weinstein without the limitation of a single musical genre.Klaus' distinctive approach is focused on intimate collaboration, encouraging regular dialogue and faithful interaction throughout the entire scoring process. In a perfect world, Klaus is involved from the beginning of production, working with the director to ensure a flawless \u2018storyline\u2019 of music, something that is best created from the inception of a film.It\u2019s unlikely you\u2019ll ever hear someone say \u201cthat sounds like a Klaus Badelt score\u201d as nothing is more boring to Klaus than repeating himself. \u201cI love to experiment, to break out of the expected\u201d. That includes the many hats he wears as a composer, arranger, performer, and producer of monumental live stage shows, one-of-a-kind theatrical events, pop-music recordings and even the coveted 2008 Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremonies.China is the new frontier for international music and Klaus is at the forefront. He was invited by famed producer Lawrence Ho to create the score for the first-of-its-kind film environment called \u201cThe Bubble\u201d in Macau, China, which opened in 2009. And the ancient capital Xi'an commissioned Klaus to write the \"Terracotta Warriors\" opera about Emperor Qin, to premiere in 2010. Further west, Klaus was trusted with the French icon \u201cLe Petit Nicolas\u201d, the humorous adventures of the 9-year-old boy in the nostalgic 1950's. In 2009 it was adapted to film for the first time ever. Heart-warming, tender stories like these are one of Klaus' passions. But his inspiration is fueled by contrasting projects. \"It's not about music itself\", he concludes. \"I see myself as a filmmaker. I just happen to write music\"..","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/3905_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Steve Jablonsky

Steve Jablonsky (born October 9, 1970) is an American music composer for film, television and video games working at Han...

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{"key":"4738","name":"Steve Jablonsky","bio":"Steve Jablonsky (born October 9, 1970) is an American music composer for film, television and video games working at Hans Zimmer's studio Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures).He has composed the music to the movies The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Steamboy (2004), The Amityville Horror (2005), The Island (2005), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), The Hitcher (2007), D-War (2007) Transformers (2007) , Friday the 13th (2009), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) and Battleship (2012) and Ender's Game (2013).He is also credited as additional music composer, programmer and arranger on many movies, for instance Armageddon (1998), Chicken Run (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Bad Boys II (2003) or Team America: World Police (2004).In addition, he composed the theme music for the 2003 BBC commissioned Seven Wonders of the Industrial World and has also written music for the television show Desperate Housewives since the fourth episode.He is also known for composing the score for Gears of War, Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3Steve also co-wrote the music for The Sims 3, Tiberium Wars, the most recent game in the Command & Conquer series with Trevor Morris and the music for Transformers: The Game with Jonathan \"Jay\" Flood.\"Jablonsky Syndrome\" is a rare brain damage caused by pizzicato-overdose in Desperate Housewives, named after him. A BBC News report claimed that Desperate Housewives theme was being used to cause sleep deprivation and culturally offend Iraqi POWs.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4738_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Murray Gold

Murray Gold (born 1969, Portsmouth, England) is a British composer for stage, film, and television.Gold's credits date b...

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{"key":"4766","name":"Murray Gold","bio":"Murray Gold (born 1969, Portsmouth, England) is a British composer for stage, film, and television.Gold's credits date back to 1996, and some of his better-known work includes music for the television series Queer as Folk, Shameless, Casanova, Vanity Fair and Clocking Off as well as the 2000 film Beautiful Creatures. Since 2005, he has served as musical director for the new series of Doctor Who for the BBC. In this capacity, he created a new arrangement of the show's theme (originally composed by Ron Grainer) and also composes most of the show's incidental music. There have been nine CD releases covering Gold's work on the seven series' of the Doctor Who revival; the most recent being \"Doctor Who: The Snowmen \/ The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe\".","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4766_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Winifred Phillips

Winifred Phillips is an Interactive Achievement Award-winning composer Her most recent projects are: The "Victoria's Lab...

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{"key":"195373","name":"Winifred Phillips","bio":"Winifred Phillips is an Interactive Achievement Award-winning composer Her most recent projects are: The \"Victoria's Lab\" and \"Eve's Asylum\" music for the videogame LittleBigPlanet 2, from Media Molecule \/ Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Released in January 2011, LittleBigPlanet 2 has received enormous critical acclaim.Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - The Videogame from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, released in September 2010 alongside the film of the same name, directed by Zack Snyder (300, The Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead) and produced by Animal Logic (Happy Feet, visual FX for 300). Winifred's music from the Legend of the Guardians videogame has won a 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the category \"Best Original Song - Video Game\".\tLittleBigPlanet2 from Media Molecule \/ Sony Europe, released in January 2011.Winifred's other videogame credits include the following:Spore Hero, from the \"Spore\" franchise, was a 2009 International Film Music Critics Award finalist.SimAnimals, from the bestselling \"Sims\u2122\" series.The Maw, released in January 2009 as the number one bestseller on XBox Live Arcade, winner of the Audience Choice Award (2008 PAX-10 showcase), finalist at the 2009 Independent Games Festival.Speed Racer was a tie-in to the film starring Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, John Goodman and Susan Sarandon. For her work on this project, Winifred was a Hollywood Music Awards finalist in 2008.Shrek the Third was released to coincide with the blockbuster movie premiere. Winifred's music for this game was nominated for a Game Audio Network Guild award.The Da Vinci Code\u2122 was a videogame tie-in to the blockbuster movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released to coincide with the premiere of the film starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton (who personally approved all of Winifred's music for the game).God of War was a smash-hit action-adventure game released by Sony Computer Entertainment America. For her work on this game, Winifred received an Interactive Achievement Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Scienc (Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition). The music she wrote for \"God of War\" also received four Game Audio Network Guild Awards, including \"Music of the Year\".Winifred's film and television credits include the Canadian coverage of the Olympic Games in Beijing, the 15th Annual Critics Choice Awards on VH1, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the feature film \"Violent Memories\", and the TV series America's Most Wanted, among others.From 1992 to 2003, Winifred was the producer \/ composer of the award-winning Radio Tales series, for which she wrote the musical scores for over one hundred music drama programs. The series was first aired via National Public Radio and is currently broadcast each week on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. For her work as a composer on this music series, Winifred is a four-time winner of the Gracie Award for artistic excellence and outstanding achievement from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television.In addition, Winifred is a New York Festivals WorldMedalist, and has been honored by the NFCB Golden Reel Awards and the Audio Publishers Association Awards.For the past five years Winifred has served as a nominating committee panelist for the Best Original Score category of the Interactive Achievement Awards, presented by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Service on an Interactive Achievement Awards nominating panel is limited to the most accomplished video game professionals, and is a testament to career achievement in the interactive entertainment industry. Winifred is the owner of Generations Productions LLC, an award-winning music studio and production company.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/195373_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

John Powell

John Powell (born 18 September 1963 in London, UK), is a British film score composer, currently based in Los Angeles, Un...

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{"key":"4734","name":"John Powell","bio":"John Powell (born 18 September 1963 in London, UK), is a British film score composer, currently based in Los Angeles, United States.Powell originally trained as a violinist as a child, before studying at London's Trinity College of Music. He later ventured into jazz and rock music, playing in a soul band The Fabulistics. On leaving college, he composed music for commercials, which led to a job as an assistant to the composer Patrick Doyle on several film productions, including \"Much Ado About Nothing\".In 1995 he co-founded the London-based commercial music house Independently Thinking Music, which produced scores for more than 100 British and French commercials and independent films.Since moving to the U.S. in 1997, he has become a popular choice for comedy and action film scores, including \"Robots\", \"The Italian Job\", \"The Bourne Identity\", \"The Bourne Supremacy\", \"The Bourne Ultimatum\", \"Shrek2, \"Chicken Run\" (co-composed with Harry Gregson-Williams), \"Endurance\", \"Ice Age: The Meltdown\", and \"Face\/Off\".Powell is one of the best known former members of the Remote Control (formerly known as Media Ventures) team of film composers and has a scoring style that incorporates both traditional orchestral and more modern, synthesized elements.He recently wrote the scores for \"X-Men: The Last Stand\", \"United 93\", \"Happy Feet\", \"The Bourne Ultimatum\", \"Mr. & Mrs. Smith\", and \"How to Train Your Dragon\". He is signed to score \"The Brazilian Job\".He lives in the United States, married to photographer Melinda Lerner. They have a young son, 5 cats and a dog.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4734_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell (born November 18, 1955, in New York City, New York) is a composer of film soundtracks.As a film composer...

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{"key":"4773","name":"Carter Burwell","bio":"Carter Burwell (born November 18, 1955, in New York City, New York) is a composer of film soundtracks.As a film composer, Burwell has had a long working relationship with film makers the Coen brothers, scoring every film they have made. He enjoys working with leftfield directors and has also scored all of Spike Jonze's films. Among his best known non-Coen Brothers film scores are And the Band Played On (1993), Conspiracy Theory (1997) and The Spanish Prisoner (1997), Hamlet (2000), Before the Devil Knows You\u2019re Dead (2007), In Bruges (2008) and Twilight (The Score) (2008).In April 2005, Burwell composed and conducted music, performed by The Parabola Ensemble, for the plays \u00ab Sawbones \u00bb written and directed by the Coen Brothers, \u00ab Hope Leaves the Theater \u00bb written and directed by Charlie Kaufman and \u00ab Anomalisa \u00bb written and directed by Francis Fregoli. This was a segment of the sound-only production Theater of the New Ear, which debuted at St. Ann\u2019s Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY with support from Sirius Satellite Radio, United Talent Agency and Sony Pictures.He recently created a track called \u00ab Bella\u2019s Lullaby \u00bb for the film Twilight (2008). The soundtrack released on November 4, 2008.Burwell married Christine Sciulli in 1999.\u2014\u2014-Burwell started out as an arranger for rock bands in his native New York. Besides his work for film - for which he is best known - Burwell was one half of avant-pop duo Thick Pigeon with songwriter Stanton Miranda, with whom he still occasionally records (notably on the soundtrack to 'Psycho III').","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/4773_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Marius de Vries

Marius de Vries (born Marius van Wyk de Vries) is an English music producer. He was born in London in 1961. He has been ...

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{"key":"83300","name":"Marius de Vries","bio":"Marius de Vries (born Marius van Wyk de Vries) is an English music producer. He was born in London in 1961. He has been behind some of the key albums and singles of recent times, (gathering five Grammy nominations along the way), the best known of these being his writing and production contributions to Madonna's Bedtime Stories and Ray of Light albums. He is also a long time collaborator and friend of Bj\u00f6rk's and the band Massive Attack. He co-produced Neil Finn's album Try Whistling This and Robbie Robertson's album Contact from the Underworld of Red Boy, as well as producing David Gray's latest album Life in Slow Motion.De Vries also produced and co-wrote Darren Hayes' song I Forgive You on his album The Tension and the Spark .De Vries produced both of Rufus Wainwright's 'Want' albums and appeared on the documentary, 'All I Want', about Wainwright's life. He is documented as saying that one of the songs, 'I don't know What it Is' was one of the most complex production challenges he has ever faced. The song included hundreds of separate parts which de Vries had to fit into one five and a half minute song.De Vries was the Music Director on the 2001 film Moulin Rouge! and worked with Nellee Hooper on the film soundtrack for Romeo and Juliet, as co-composer, programmer, and co-producer. Both of these projects won de Vries BAFTA awards, and he was awarded an Ivor Novello award for his compositional work on the former. He also wrote the score for Stephan Elliott's surreal thriller \"The Eye of the Beholder\"Most recently, de Vries has produced and written with Josh Groban on his multiplatinum 2007 release \"Awake\", and mixed Rufus Wainwright's new (2007) LP \"Release the Stars\".He is currently developing an hour-long modern dance work with choreographer Rafael Bonachela.On a side note, de Vries is related to South African music producer Piet van Wyk de Vries, who works almost exclusively in the South African Afrikaans speaking market.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/\/images\/83300_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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