David Newman (born in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 1954) is an American composer and conductor, and is noted especially for his film scores.
In a career spanning forty years, Newman has composed music for 100 feature films. His music for the film ‘Anastasia’ (1997) earned him an Academy Award nomination for the score. He composed films such as The War of the Roses in 1989, Other People's Money in 1991, Hoffa in 1992, Matilda in 1996 and Galaxy Quest in 1999. His music for the animated film Ice age (2002) earned him an Award nomination for Best Music in an Animated Feature Production. He was elected as president of The Film Music Society in February 2007.
David Newman was also honored with the Richard Kirk award at the annual BMI Film & Television Awards on May 21, 2009 (an award given to a composer who made remarkable contributions to film and television music).
Exactly five years have gone by since James Horner passed away. On a Monday, like today. Five years ago. That's both a lot and so little. The shock was so great; the memory of that sad day is forever seared into our consciousness and will remain so despite the passage of time. Even though we busy ourselves on our various projects, today we wanted to pay tribute to James. We reached out to his friends, his peers, his collaborators and his family and asked them to share their memories and thoughts. We are proud to present a 20-minute video with all
On Saturday, November 13, the film Apollo 13 was screened with an orchestra performing James Horner's music live to picture. This Film Concerts Live entry was premiered in July 2018 with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Other orchestras then began programming this concert, first with the City Light Symphony Orchestra of Luzern last May, following with dates already planned for 2020 in the United States and Europe. This type of event, which brings together a film projected on a large screen and an orchestra, has been very popular in recent years. This makes it possible to introduce variety to the orchestras'
When we published our 2013 article on the James Horner Symposium in Vienna, our readers asked us to provide the entire video of the event. We chose not to do so out of respect for the event organizers and also out of hope that a publisher would one day release the complete concert and event. That day has finally arrived! Varese Sarabande president Robert Townson has announced such a release via Facebook: HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA: THE WORLD OF JAMES HORNER Varèse Sarabande Blu-ray Coming June, 2016 "On June 22 it will have been one year since we lost James Horner in a tragic plane crash.
This third episode of Fond Memories discusses the four scores James Horner wrote for Roger Corman. If you have any information that could supplement this episode, please do not hesitate to contact us. Soundtracks covered in this episode: The Lady in Red (1979) Up From The Depths (1979) Humanoids From The Deep (1980) Battle Beyond The Stars (1980) “When I look at the low-budget films I did, I say "God", but you have to remember they were structurally important to me, I learned my craft with them. I knew nothing about scoring movies until I started working on student films and low-budget films. So while I
For several weeks, Hollywood in Vienna will be publishing official videos of the concert held on Friday, October 4, 2013. In this article, we will aggregate those videos featuring James Horner's scores and we will continue to update it with new content as it becomes available. And finally, we present our own video of James Horner addressing the audience at Thursday night's concert.
Here is a small return on James Horner's activities in Vienna as part of the Hollywood in Vienna festival. On Wednesday he attended the rehearsals of the concert conducted by David Newman before going to the Max Reinhardt Seminar where he answered to questions from Robert Townson and from the public for two hours. The Thursday morning was devoted to interviews in the Sofitel Hotel. On Thursday evening during the first concert he was seen at the balcony taking pictures of the show. Then he appeared on stage to give a speech at the end of the part that was dedicated to
The exceptionality of the two concerts at the Hollywood In Vienna Festival 2013 is widely recognized. Back in February we had detailed the elements that would make the two evenings at the prestigious Wiener Konzerthaus events not to be missed (see our article). The main argument was the coming of James Horner. At that time it was even announced that he would conduct the orchestra with David Newman. But finally on October 3 and 4, only Alfred Newman's son conducted the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien). Why this withdrawal of James Horner? As he explained during the Symposium, James
A month before the event, things become clearer and below is the 3-day program prepared by the Hollywood in Vienna team. The conferences will be held from 9 am to 7 pm at the prestigious Max Reinhardt Seminar. This place was chosen to honor the friendship between James Horner's father and Max Reinhardt. We mentioned this relationship in our previous article: Hollywood in Vienna: an event not to be missed. To start the day, James Horner will explain his compositions with experts from movies and from his scores. Steve Bramson, the composer of Young Indiana Jones and of the show
Great news for everyone who could not get a ticket anymore: a second performance is to take place on 3 October 2013. Tickets are available as of today. Click here. Besides this event, one has to know that the choir, The New Voices of Vienna (die neue Wiener Stimmen) has just released its first album.
In less than three weeks the tickets to the gala concert of Hollywood in Vienna on 4 October were sold out. The 1,840 seats in the Großer Saal (great hall) of the prestigious Konzerthaus will then be occupied on that night, which shows how appealing the Hollywood film music can be, how popular composer James Horner is and how famous this annual event has become. Let's have a closer look at the ingredients of such an unmissable event. The city, the concert hall. Geographically, Vienna is an important crossroads within Europe and due to its rich history a major city that
The ticket sales for the concert gala of the Hollywood in Vienna Festival on October 4 will start next Monday 18. The Gala Concert includes the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award ceremony, which will be awarded to James Horner. The program of this evening has also been revealed by the Hollywood in Vienna site. After setting sail to the tune of Titanic, the secrets of the universe will be explored with Apollo 13, Star Trek and Avatar. Then the depths of the human psyche will be explored through the music to A Beautiful Mind, Legends of the Fall and Braveheart. James
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