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Composer Jerry Goldsmith possessed a unique gift of being able to write music to emotionally support a film and to convey musically the inexpressible and unseen. His Oscar-nominated, landmark score for the 1970 film Patton brilliantly illustrates this with its unexpected and memorable use of two trumpets that play a three-note pattern that is manipulated to intentionally add delay to the notes. To do this, Goldsmith employed an Echoplex, a custom-built recorder that used magnetic recording tape and exploited the distance between the recording and playback heads to create a tape delay, or echo...
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Composers Gustavo Dudamel, Gustavo Santaolalla and John Williams will gather at the Academy for “Behind the Score: The Art of the Film Composer,” on Monday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.  In a conversation hosted by Tavis Smiley, the illustrious trio will discuss significant musical moments in film that have inspired their work as they examine the art and process of creating a film score as well as the director-composer collaboration.Dudamel, now entering his sixth season as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, made his first foray into composing...
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 For the first time as part of its annual Oscar Week events, the Academy will present a live "Oscar Concert" celebrating this year's nominated scores and songs on Thursday, February 27, at 8 p.m. at UCLA's Royce Hall.The program features an 80-piece orchestra performing suites from each of the nominated original scores, conducted by their composers. They include:William Butler and Owen Pallett, "Her"Alexandre Desplat, "Philomena"Thomas Newman, "Saving Mr. Banks"Steven Price, "Gravity"John Williams, "The Book Thief"Prior to each piece, the respective composers will participate in a brief...
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One hundred fourteen scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 86th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title:      "Admission," Stephen Trask, composer      "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," Daniel Hart, composer      "All Is Lost," Alex Ebert, composer      "Alone Yet...
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