Archive for October, 2015

CeeLo Green

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Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1974), better known by his stage name CeeLo Green (sometimes rendered as Cee Lo Green or Cee-Lo Green), is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, and businessman. Continue reading →

Joanna Newsom

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Joanna Caroline Newsom (born January 18, 1982) is an American harpist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter and actress.

Early life

Newsom was born and raised in the small town of Nevada City, California. Her mother, Christine (née Mueller), is an internist, and her father, William Newsom, is also a doctor. Her parents were “progressive-minded professionals” who previously lived in the Bay Area. Newsom’s family includes her brother, Pete, a fellow musician, and sister, Emily, who inspired her song “Emily” (and contributed backing vocals). She is the second cousin, twice removed, of Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom of California.
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Braveheart’s Soundtrack By James Horner

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Braveheart is the soundtrack album to the 1995 film Braveheart.

The soundtrack for Braveheart was composed and conducted by James Horner, and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. It is Horner’s second of three collaborations with Mel Gibson as director. The soundtrack, comprising 77 minutes of film score, was noticeably successful; album co-producer Simon Rhodes produced a follow-up soundtrack in 1997 titled More Music from Braveheart. International and French versions of the soundtrack have also been released. Horner’s score includes a melody that appeared again in his 1997 music for Titanic. Continue reading →

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the Soundtrack by Ennio Morricone

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released in 1966 alongside the Western film, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone. The score is composed by frequent Leone collaborator Ennio Morricone, whose distinctive original compositions, containing gunfire, whistling, and yodeling permeate the film. The main theme, resembling the howling of a coyote, is a two-note melody that is a frequent motif, and is used for the three main characters, with a different instrument used for each one: flute for Blondie (Man With No Name), Arghilofono (Ocarina) for Angel Eyes, and human voices for Tuco. Continue reading →

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Gladiator – Soundtrack By Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard

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Gladiator is the original soundtrack of the 2000 film of the same name. The original score and songs were composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard and were released in 2000, titled Gladiator: Music From the Motion Picture. The Lyndhurst Orchestra performing the score was conducted by Gavin Greenaway. Continue reading →

“Prisoners”‘ Soundtrack Making Of

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Prisoners is a 2013 American thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay written by Aaron Guzikowski. The film has an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano. Continue reading →

“Run All Night”, Film Featuring Soundtrack By Junkie XL

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Run All Night is a 2015 American action gangster crime thriller film written by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The film stars Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Common, and Ed Harris, and was released on March 13, 2015. Continue reading →

Fernando Velázquez’s Soundtrack For “The Orphanage”

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The Orphanage (Spanish: El Orfanato) is a 2007 Spanish horror film and the debut feature of Spanish filmmaker J. A. Bayona. The film stars Belén Rueda as Laura, Fernando Cayo as her husband, Carlos, and Roger Príncep as their adopted son Simón. The plot centers on Laura, who returns to her childhood home, an orphanage. Laura plans to turn the house into a home for disabled children, but a problem arises when she and Carlos realize that Simón believes he has a masked friend named Tomás with whom he will run away. After an argument with Laura, Simón is found to be missing. Continue reading →

Pro Tools 12’s New Features

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Pro Tools 12 provides everything to compose, record, edit, and mix music and audio, and now it’s more accessible than ever through a low-cost subscription, ownership, or a free version. Continue reading →