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2019: September 15: EMMY Awards for Marco Beltrami, Brandon Roberts and Tyson Lozensky
Last night first part of  Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. FREE SOLO lead the field on the night largely devoted to unscripted programming with seven big wins. Among those 7 wins were also first Emmy Awards for composers Marco Beltrami and Brandon Roberts (Music composition for a documentary series or special -original dramatic score) and recording engineer / music mixer Tyson Lozensky (shared with Ric Schnupp and Tom Fleishman for 'Sound mixing for a nonfiction program - single or multi-camera').  
           

 

2019: November 15: Jon Burlingame interviews Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
In the meantime you can also check this brand new interview with Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, hosted by Jon Burlingame about their most recent film Ford v Ferrari and their two decade partnership in film and TV scoring. They also reveal to Jon a few funny stories about their early days. For more information on For Scores podcast, visit the official website: http://www.forscores.com .

2019: November 15: FORD V FERRARI vinyl edition announced
Vinyl edition of FORD V FERRARI has been announced and will be available on December 13th from Walt Disney Records. The movie is currently playing in theatres worldwide.

2019: November 14: FORD V FERRARI score released
FORD V. FERRARI score album has just been released digitally and can be download from iTunes. For more purchase links (to be added as soon as available), details regarding both albums, premiere photos with Marco and Buck as well as first tew samples, check the project's page by clicking on the cover image below.

2019: November 06: FORD V FERRARI CD announced
FORD V. FERRARI (aka LE MANS '66) soundtrack album will be released by Walt Disney Records on November 15th and is already available to pre-order from Amazon UK or DE. More details will be added as soon as available.

2019: November 06: HMMA nomination for FORD V FERRARI
Nominations for HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS have been announced and Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders have been nominated in the Best Original Score - Feature Film category for their score for FORD V FERRARI. The award ceremony will take place on November 20th at Avalon, Hollywood.

2019: November 02: First FORD V. FERRARI clip
With FORD V. FERRARI release date quickly approaching and less than two weeks away now, clips from the film have been released and one of them also includes a little bit from the score. You can check it out below. Soundtrack album is in the works and will be released by Fox Music / Hollywood Records.

2019: September 22: WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2019 and new CD
As reported many times before, Marco Beltrami was the main guest of WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS in Ghent, Belgium. During two concerts several of his pieces were performed (including many world premieres) in special suites prepared mostly by Movie Score Media's Mikael Carlsson. For those who couldn't attend, the tribute album is now available from all specialised retailers including: Silva Screen Records, Amazon, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Music Box, Screen Archives and iTunes. For tracklist and more details, check the September 17th post. While those who will only listen to the CD are robbed of the briliant and never before performed or recorded piece from BEN HUR, the CD also includes full suites from SNOWPIERCER and SCREAM, which were both performed in incomplete versions. If anyone needs even more convincing, here is a quote from the first review of the album from James Southall:

"This is a terrific compilation: you can tell how much effort has gone in to make it into a cohesive listen from start to finish and not the “sequence of good tracks” approach that is often the case with these things and can be disjointed. (...) It would be quite a thing to attend the concert itself, but for those who aren’t fortunate enough to have the means to do so, enjoy instead this wonderful album, which offers an intelligently-arranged journey through a fine composer’s career. The performance by the Brussels Philharmonic under the redoubtable Dirk Brossé is faultless. This is probably the film music album of 2019 so far."

2019: September 22: Emmy and Score: The Podcast videos
You can finally watch clips from this year's CREATIVE ARTS EMMY Award ceremony including the Best Score Award, speech and brief interview with Marco and Brandon Roberts on the Emmy website. Also available is a brief interview with Marco and Brandon from the red carpet right before the Emmy Awards and a little clip from the interview posted below where Marco talks about his score for FORD V FERRARI. You can check them both below:

 

2019: September 18: SCORE: The Podscast - Marco Beltrami
New interview with Marco Beltrami was just published by Score: The Podcast. The interview was recorded last week - the day before he won Emmy Award for FREE SOLO. The actual interview starts around 11:45.

2019: September 17: MUSIC FOF FILM CD & WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS details
Cover art of the upcoming MARCO BELTRAMI: MUSIC FOR FILM CD has been revealed. As the World Soundtrack Awards are getting closer and if you are going to attend, don't forget to reserve your seats for the events Marco Beltrami will participate in during his visit:

- October 17th at 9:30-12:30 FILM MUSIC SEMINAR with Marco Beltrami and Michaël R. Roskam (THE DROP) at Kinepolis.
- October 18th at 10:30 - MEET & GREET at Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof
- October 18th at 20:00 - 19th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS - Main concert featuring Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé at Capitole Ghent.

If you haven't booked your tickets yet, they are still available through festival's website (check the links above). You need to buy a separate ticket for the Film Music Seminar (5 EUR only). Meet & Greet also has tickets available separetely (15 EUR) or the entrance is free if you already have a concert ticket - in that case you still have to contact the ticket office to reserve your seat. Also with the purchase of the concert ticket you can get 5 EUR off the price of the CD and get your copy already autographed.

Here is the tracklist
01. Scream - Suite (5:01)
02. Hellboy - Suite (8:09)
03. World War Z - Suite (5:33)
04. World War Z - Chasing the Tail (3:54)
05. Snowpiercer - Suite (11:19)
06. The Homesman - Suite (10:48)
07. The Drop - End Cue (4:29)
08. Gods of Egypt - Suite (10:28)
09. A Quiet Place - A Quiet Life (2:54)
10. Free Solo - Final Climb (5:13)

2019: September 08: SCARY STORIES CD announced
Quite unexpectedly eOne Music has announced CD edition of SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, which is currently set for release on November 1st. The album, marked as DeLuxe edition, will also include Season of the Witch by Donovan as the single extra track, which accompanies film's credits - it is currently unknown, which version of the song will be included - original version (Main Titles) or the Lana del Rey cover (End Credits). The CD edition can be pre-ordered from Amazon.

2019: August 19: UNDERWATER trailer and poster
First trailer for upcoming sci-fi UNDERWATER was finally released today. The score co-composed by Marco Beltrami and Brandon Roberts was actually completed in summer 2018 and the movie got a bit stuck in the following Fox/Disney merger. The release date is set for January 10, 2020.

2019: August 14: WSA announces MARCO BELTRAMI: MUSIC FOR FILM CD
World Soundtrack Awards will as usually release special CD devoted to the work of their main guest of the year. The album, which will be recorded between August 19-21 will feature Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé, will include numerous suites prepared especially for the festival including: SNOWPIERCER, THE HOMESMAN, WORLD WAR Z, GODS OF EGYPT, SCREAM, HELLBOY, FREE SOLO, A QUIET PLACE and THE DROP (possibly among others?). The album is currently available for anyone who also purchases the ticket for the October 18th concert. As a little perk you can not only get a copy autographed by Marco Beltrami, but also take an advantage of a discounted pre-order price 15 EUR. After September 30th the album will be available through the festival's store for 20 EUR and later will be released by Silva Screen Records and should be available in all specialised stores worldwide. Click here to register for your autographed copy and to get the concert ticket. If you have already got your ticket and would need to add the CD, contact tickets@filmfestival.be with details of your ticket reservation.
For more information check out the official announcement on the festival's website and also this recent interview with Marco published by The Hot Corn .

2019: August 09: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK album details
Entertainment One Music will release SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK original score on August 30th. The album, featuring only about 38 minutes of the score covers most of its highlights and will be available through all digital retailers. So far you can pre-order from Amazon and check out new project's page to find out more about the movie and the score. You can also check out a couple of new interviews with Anna Drubich published by Dread Central, Sci-Fi Talk and Cinelinx, plus the Forbes article already mentioned in the previous update. The movie is currently playing in theatres worldwide and here is a brief excerpt from one of the reviews that mentioned the score:"Similarly, the production design is as detailed as audiences have come to expect from a del Toro production these days (even one he didn't direct), and the score by Marco Beltrami and Anna Drubich has an ominous, but mischievous sound that matches the tone the film at large is going for."

2019: August 02: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK album confirmed
During recent interview at Comic-Con Anna Drubich not only discussed the approach they took with Marco Beltrami scoring the film but also confirms the album is expected to be released later this month. So far there are no more details available except the download only release is expected with vinyl edition to follow. All the details will be posted as soon as available.
You can also check out Forbes Article to find out more about the score.
Here is the little excerpt from the article that sums up the scoring approach:
We came up with the idea that every horror sequence was going to have its own 'sound center.' For 'Harold,' we recorded these raw-sounding guitars and a broken banjo; 'The Big Toes' came to be a brass-centered piece; 'The Red Spot' revolved around strings; 'The Pale Lady' turned out as a woodwind sequence; and 'Jangly Man' came to be a percussive thing. We tried to be traditional in a modern way. The audience will never pay attention to it, because, all in all, it’s one single orchestral score, but we added a twist for every story. 
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK opens in theatres worldwide next week.

2019: July 26: MATHILDE nearly sold out
Marco Beltrami's MATHILDE is currently available on sale for 11,87 EUR only and there is last 13 copies available before it is gone for good. Quartet Records also offers 30% discount on their entire store catalogue including many equally fantastic scores - especially KNOCK composed by Cyrille Aufort. Check out the store catalogue here and if you manage to get 7 titles together, the store also offers free worldwide shipping with DHL. The sale ends this Sunday so don't wait for too long.

2019: July 16: Emmy nomination for FREE SOLO
Congratulations to Marco Beltrami and Brandon Roberts who just received Emmy nomation for the score for FREE SOLO. This is Marco Beltrami's second nomination (after David and Lisa exactly 20 years ago) and first for Brandon Roberts. The other nominees in the Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score) category are: Hannah Peel (Game of Thrones: The Last Watch), Benjamin Wallfisch (Hostile Planet: Oceans), Steven Price (One Planet: One Planet) and double nomination for Miriam Cutler (Love, Gilda and RBG).
Free Solo is also nominated in Best Directing, Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within An Unscripted Program, Best Cinematography, Picture Editing, Sound Editing AND Sound Mixing, including nomination for score's recording engineer and mixer Tyson Lozensky!
For the full list of nominations, visit Emmys.com. The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented on September 14 & 15 and the main awards ceremony will take place on September 22 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

2019: June 19: Marco Beltrami & Brandon Roberts on Twilight Zone
Deadline has published new interview with Marco Beltrami and Brandon Roberts discussing their work on Twilight Zone reboot - especially the final episode Blurry Man, also including a clip from the score. You can listen to the brief clip from the final episode on the project's page (including all dialogues so beware óf spoilers in case you haven't watched the episode yet) where you can also check a few photos from the premiere.

2019: June 12: FREE SOLO final climb with live orchestra
Watch Alex Honnold’s historic climb from the Academy Award-winning film FREE SOLO, accompanied by a live orchestra for National Geographic’s first annual Emmy Contenders Showcase, which took place at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on June 2. Visitors of the event also had the opportunity to purchase FREE SOLO score on vinyl, which will be released on July 19th.

    

2019: June 03: FORD V FERRARI and SCARY STORIES trailers
First FORD V FERRARI trailer debuted last night. Also released today was the new trailer for SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK. You can watch both of them below.

 

2019: May 30: New interview
Marco Beltrami discussed his score for FREE SOLO at Gold Derby’s Meet the Experts panel, hosted by managing editor Chris Beachum. The event took place on Tuesday, May 28, at the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles. You can watch the interview below or check the Gold Derby article.

2019: May 27: GEMINI MAN off the schedule
Marco Beltrami has abandoned scoring duties on Ang Lee's upcoming GEMINI MAN. No further details have been published and new composer is yet to be announced as well.  

2019: May 17: LONG SHOT score album announced
LONG SHOT original score was just released by Lionsgate Records. Co-composed by Marco Betrami and Miles Hankins, the album includes 28 minutes of original score and can be downloaded from Amazon where you can also check out the samples  For more details about the project including tracklist, credits, samples and various purchase links, check out the project's page acessible through the cover image below. The movie is currently playing in theatres worldwide.

2019: May 16: FREE SOLO vinyl edition announced
FREE SOLO vinyl will be released by Node Records on July 19th. You can already pre-order your copy from Amazon UK.

2019: May 05: LONG SHOT and EXTREMELY WICKED samples
The official website has been updated and new batch of PDF scores (including xXx: State of the Union, Max Payne, 3:10 to Yuma, Don't be Afraid of the Dark and Repo Men) is now available until August 1st. Also added is selection from both EXTREMELY WICKED (10 minutes) and LONG SHOT (8 minutes) scores. Besides no album for EXTREMELY WICKED, no soundtrack album for LONG SHOT has been announced yet either.

2019: May 03: first EXTREMELY WICKED samples
Netflix (US) and Sky Cinema (UK) have released EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE online today and you can check out first two samples from the score on the new project's page - see filmography for details. So far there is no information about any soundtrack album being planned - AGAIN!

2019: April 13: TWILIGHT ZONE behind the scenes
While episode 3 just premiered yesterday, CBS also released brief video with Marco Beltrami and Brandon Roberts discussing their updated version of Marius Constant's main theme. You can check it out on Facebook .

2019: April 02: EXTREMELY WICKED new trailer and release date
Netflix has released new trailer, poster and finally announced release date for Joe Berlinger's EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE. The movie will be released online and in selected theatres (also in several european countries) on May 3rd. So far there are no news regarding release of the original score co-composed by Marco Beltrami and Dennis Smith.

2019: April 01: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
Marco Belrami and Anna Drubich will be scoring upcoming horror movie SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK for director André Ovredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), based on the book by Alvin Schwartz. Rather than adapting any one story or multiple stories into an anthology movie, the movie will feature an original tale inspired by various classics from the books. The plot set in 1968 follows a group of kids who must overcome their fears in order to save their small town, where a bunch of strange, horrific deaths have been occurring. There have been a few names attached as screenwriters over the years working with Guillermo del Toro’s idea and an original draft penned by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Saw 4 - 3D). Their script was redone by John August (Frankenweenie), who was then replaced by Dan and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie and Hotel Transylvania). The movie stars Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Zajur, Gabriel Rush and Dean Norris. Lionsgate will release CBS Films, Entertainment One and 1212 Entertainment co-production on August 9th.

2019: March 27: Marco Beltrami to be Honored by Ghent Film Festival
Marco Beltrami will be honorary guest of this year's World Soundtrack Awards, which will take place on October 17-18 in Ghent, Belgium. The closing concert will feature Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé - the only confirmed parts of the programme so far are FREE SOLO and A QUIET PLACE. Several other suites will be also presented during the main event on October 18th. The gala will also include some music from last year's Discovery of the Year Award recipient Tamar-kali. Tickets are already on sale through festival's website. Check out also this Variety article by Jon Burlingame and follow WSA's Facebook for more details.
Film Fest Gent’s music director Dirk Brossé: "We are thrilled to welcome Marco Beltrami at the World Soundtrack Awards Concert in Ghent! He’s currently one of the most all-round composers whose music moves within the most diverse musical styles and genres. Marco’s extensive orchestral color palette ranges from intimate transparent tone hues, such as his music for Tommy Lee Jones’ 'The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada', to large bombastic orchestral indulgences such as his scores to blockbusters 'World War Z' or 'Ben-Hur'. Dedicating considerable attention to melody and obsessed by rhythms, Marco disposes of a rich palette of both acoustic and electronic colors. Very much looking forward to this edition!"

2019: February 27: GEMINI MAN
from FMR
: Marco Beltrami has signed on to score the upcoming sci-fi action thriller GEMINI MAN. The film is directed by Ang Lee (Life of Pi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hulk) and stars Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong. The movie follows an elite assassin who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move . Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the project with Skydance Media’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg & Don Granger (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher). Beltrami has previously scored 2013’s World War Z for Skydance. GEMINI MAN is set to be released in theaters nationwide on October 4, 2019 by Paramount Pictures.  

2019: February 26: THE TWILIGHT ZONE: TV SERIES
Marco Beltrami and Brandon Roberts have been working on the score for upcoming 10-part CBS ALL ACCESS remake of TWILIGHT ZONE. The series, which will debut with first two episodes on April 1st and then moves to its regular weekly time starting April 11th, will be hosted by Jordan Peele (Get Out) who also serves as one of the series' executive producers. The other producers are Audrey Chon, Simon Kinberg, Win Rosenfeld and Carol Serling. Various episodes are directed by TV veterans such as Mathias Herndl, Greg Yaitanes or Gerard McMurray among others. The cast will include John Cho, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Allison Tolman or Adam Scott. 

 

2019: February 25: Oscar for FREE SOLO
Congratulations to FREE SOLO team, who won Academy Award for Best Documentary (Feature) last night. You can watch their winning speech on Youtube.

2019: February 22: FREE SOLO CD released
FREE SOLO CD is finally available today from Node Records. While it may take a few days to reach various retailers, you can order your copy from a store of your choice. Available from Amazon, Music Box or Screen Archives.

2019: February 17: CINEMA AUDIO AWARD for FREE SOLO
Congratulations to recording engineer and mixer Tyson Lozensky and the rest of FREE SOLO sound team, who won Cinema Audio Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing in Documentary Feature. The award ceremony took place last night at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

2019: February 16: LONG SHOT trailer
First trailer for LONG SHOT (aka FLARSKY) has just been released. The movie will have its world premiere during South by Southwest Film Festival on March 9th before its wide release (distributed by Lionsgate) on May 3rd.

2019: February 09: Sundance Festival Interview with Marco Beltrami
Deadline Hollywood has released brief interview with Marco Beltrami, where he discussed his work on both EXTREMELY WICKED and VELVET BUZZSAW. In other news EXTREMELY WICKED will be released by Netflix and VELVET BUZZSAW soundtrack is in the works. Release dates for both are yet to be announced.

2019: February 01: FLARSKY gets the new title
Lionsgate comedy FLARSKY had its title changed to LONG SHOT. For quite some time, the Jonathan Levine-directed comedy was known as Flarsky named after Seth Rogen’s protagonist in the pic, Fred Flarsky. Lionsgate then untitled the movie. Rogen plays an unemployed journalist battered by his own misfortune, who decides to pursue Charlotte Field, his childhood crush and babysitter who now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet. The movie will debut during South by Southwest Film Festival (specific date is yet to be announced) before its wide release on June 7th.

2019: January 25: EXTREMELY WICKED trailer
First trailer for EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE was just released and you can watch it below. As mentioned previously, the film will have its world premiere during Sundance Film Festival tomorrow. No information about wide release yet.

2019: January 15: FORD v. FERRARI confirmed
In a recent interview for Next Best Picture Marco Beltrami confimed that he is currently working on the score for James Mangold's FORD V. FERRARI. The film stars Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Tracy Letts, Caitriona Balfe, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Paul Sparks and Jack McMullen. The movie follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Iacocca with the mission of building a new automobile with the potential to defeat the dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship in France. Jez & John-Henry Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow) wrote the screenplay. The project is produced by Chernin Entertainment.
Beltrami has previously collaborated with Mangold on 3:10 to Yuma (for which he earned an Academy Award nomination), The Wolverine and Logan. Ford v. Ferrari is currently scheduled to be released on November 15, 2019 by 20th Century Fox.

2019: January 10: VELVET BUZZSAW trailer
The first trailer for Dan Gilroy's VELVET BUZZSAW was finally released today. The movie will debut at Sundance Film Festival on January 27th and in case you might be attending, here is the info about the screenings of the movie during the festival. Netflix will release the movie on February 1st and so far there is still no info about soundtrack album.

2019: January 09: Two CAS nominations for Tyson Lozensky
Congratulations to Tyson Lozensky who is being nominated for two awards from Cinema Audio Society in Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing in Motion Picture Live Action (for A QUIET PLACE) and Documentary (for FREE SOLO) categories. For a full list of nominations, visit the Cinema Audio Society’s official website. The awards will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on February 16 in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

2019: January 04: Marco Beltrami recomposes Bach
Recording today is Marco Beltrami's new take on Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude No. 2 in C minor adapted as a double concerto for violoncello and violin. Originally composed as a piano piece, which you can check out on Youtube, new version will feature Sandy Cameron and Tina Guo who recently posted a brief clip from the rehersal of both soloists on her Facebook page and you can check it out there.

2019: January 02: What to expect in 2019 and new project announced
Happy new year, everyone! 2019 should be pretty big with 4 scores already recorded and probably a few more in the works that might still be released before the end of the year:
- EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE will have its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival on January 26th but it will probably seek the distributor there. No wide release date has been announced yet.
- VELVET BUZZSAW will also premiere at Sundance only one day later and on February 1st will be released worldwide by Netflix. So far there is no information about soundtrack album. Trailer and poster will be added as soon as available.
- UNDERWATER is probably the "oldest" of the scores/movies waiting to be released. The score was recorded in late June/early July at Pianella Studios and 20th Century Fox was initially supposed to release the movie. Yet there is still no poster, stills or trailer available and it is probably up to Disney to release the movie now.
- FLARSKY will be released on May 3rd and has been also recorded recently with participation of Macedonian Symphony Orchestra. No trailer, posters or stills have been published either and everything will be added as soon as available.
 


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