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Violin Concerto – Eleven Eleven (Danny Elfman)

Two years ago the Prague orchestra requested that Danny Elfman compose a violin concerto for Sandy Cameron. Elfman responded by composing the concerto as his first free-standing orchestral work. That he loves the late Romantic idiom and especially its masters shines through clearly in the Violin Concerto, which he subtitled Eleven Eleven. Performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by John Mauceri it really is quite spectacular.

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2018 Synchrotones’ Soundtrack Awards

2018 Synchrotones’ Soundtrack Awards

Synchrotones’ Soundtrack Reviews celebrates what it believes are the best scores and composers of 2018. This year, we continue doing things a little bit differently. No ‘awards’ as such; more a celebration of great music. Let us know what you think. Any surprises? Notable omissions? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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An Interview with God and Seed of Terror (Ian Honeyman)

I like Ian Honeyman’s music. There.. I said it! Seriously though, I think he’s an underrated and under-used composer. And to be honest, I’m a little surprised I like his music as much as I do. On paper it doesn’t necessarily seem like it’d tick all my boxes (and it doesn’t, that’s the thing), but there is passion, creativity and energy in his music that I find very appealing. You’d be better off not reading my review and just listen to some of his music!

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Welcome to Marwen (Alan Silvestri)

As a fan of both Robert Zemeckis and Alan Silvestri, I am always terribly excited by the release of a new film and score by this creative duo. So how does their latest collaboration, Welcome to Marwen, fair? It’s a tricky film about a victim of a brutal attack who finds a unique therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

 

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Altered States (Miguel d’Oliveira)

Not long ago we reviewed Miguel d’Oliveira’s retro-synth score for the TV-documentary Michael Palin in North Korea. That one has been released via MovieScore Media. d’Oliveira has also worked on another high-profile series… Altered States by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux. Whilst there don’t seem to be any plans right now for an official release, you can still listen to it on the composer’s website… and it’s definitely worth doing so.

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