April 25, 2013
April 25, 2013
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February 26, 2013
What an incredible journey culminating in an incredible night.
I wrote additional music for the score to Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” and watched my mentor, Mychael Danna get called up to receive his first Academy Award. No matter how jaded I might get about Hollywood, it’s quite a feeling to be closely involved with something that gets recognition on that level. And to have Ang win best director right after that, how incredible! Pi has far surpassed expectations and taken in over $600M worldwide. For an artful, complex and winding film about the nature of man and god, that’s a pretty incredible achievement.
I salute Mychael, Ang and everyone else on the music team that was with us on the long and arduous journey. It was a great experience and everyone played at the top of their game. All the musicians in LA and around the world played beautifully, and the wonderful Fox music dept supported us so well.
Cheers and thanks!!
February 12, 2013Sound on Sight Interview with composer Rob Simonsen on the mechanics of musical storytelling, the impact of technology on film scoring, and the beneficial ubiquity of pop music.
Rob Simonsen has been writing music for the screen for nearly a decade now. His work can be heard in commercials for Apple as well as the TV series Dollhouse. Simonsen’s close relationship with composer Mychael Danna has afforded him the opportunity to provide additional music for many scores ranging from Moneyball […]