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2015 Golden Score Awards

2015 Golden Score Awards | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
A musical evening honoring John Debney and Conrad Pope featuring live performances, video and personal tributes to benefit ASMAC’s educational programs. For seventy-seven years, ASMAC has sought to...
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October 20, 2013 11:06 AM
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Peter Jackson and Conrad Pope Talk The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Score | NZ Herald

Peter Jackson and Conrad Pope Talk The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Score | NZ Herald | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

Occasionally, as the film's prologue cuts to the movie's title, the room fills with a great rumbling of sound topped by a minor-key shriek of strings which sound almost Chinese in its foreboding motif.

"That is a little bit of a Smaug theme in the title," murmurs Jackson after I've sunk into the couch alongside him, leaving my own footwear on. He explains composer Howard Shore, who also did The Lord Of The Rings scores, created a theme for Smaug the dragon - seen briefly enacting a scorched Middle-earth policy in the first Hobbit movie - inspired by the prominence of dragons in Chinese and Indonesian culture.

Plus a touch of Psycho.

"Smaug is not Jaws or a monster," says Jackson as the music tails off. "Smaug is a psychopath. Smaug is literally a cunning, intelligent psychopath who is laying in wait for these guys. So it's sinister clever kind of music."

 

Read more:  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11141634

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Far East influence for Smaug?  This sounds like a good thing.

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December 20, 2013 11:57 PM
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Scoring The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Production Diary 14 - YouTube

Scoring the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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Author Doug Adams re-introduces us to composer Howard Shore, before Peter Jackson gives us some insight into the New Zealand based recording sessoins for THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG.

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June 29, 2012 5:09 PM
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Five Film Composers Invited to Join the Academy | Film Music Reporter

Five Film Composers Invited to Join the Academy | Film Music Reporter | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures to join the organization  including: Alberto Iglesias, Ludovic Bource, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Theodore Shapiro & Conrad Pope.

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