Story | Jan 8, 2012
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Story | Jan 1, 2012Just before noon on a clear fall day, the Newman stage on the 20th Century Fox lot is alive with bright lights, hovering microphones and a full 105-piece orchestra. It's one of the final scoring sessions for "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," and director Brad Bird and composer Michael Giacchino are listening closely to the music when a man with a snow-white ponytail and baseball cap leans over to whisper in Giacchino's ear. The composer nods and asks the conductor, Tim Simonec, to take it from the top, with a shade less emphasis on the piano.
Story | Jun 25, 2011
Television and film music composer Fred Steiner, creator of the bold and gritty theme for the "Perry Mason" TV series and one of the composers of the Oscar-nominated score for "The Color Purple," has died. He was 88. Steiner died of natural causes...
Story | Feb 6, 2011
The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces it ambitious 2011-12 season with music director Gustavo Dudamel
Story | Feb 16, 2011
When we last left off with Randy Newman, he was musing about the fact that Barry Levinson's "Avalon" was clearly about a Jewish family, but in the movie, the family was played by actors like Aidan Quinn, who were decidedly...