Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:00
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...
Posted Friday, June 27, 2014 - 03:00
The Academy Steps Behind the Score with Composers Gustavo Dudamel, Gustavo Santaolalla and John Williams
Posted Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 02:30
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.
Posted Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 17:00
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.