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New film Youth features original score by faculty composer David Lang

David Lang, composer

We Are Movie Geeks | By Michelle McCue

From Paolo Sorrentino, the director of Italy’s Oscar foreign language winner THE GREAT BEAUTY comes YOUTH, about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps.

The film features an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, who first met Sorrentino when his composition “I Lie” was used in THE GREAT BEAUTY.


Published November 23, 2015
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Composer Marco Beltrami Provides His Musical Gifts For “The Giver”


“This film was unique in that I wrote the main theme to the movie before they had shot it.”

Examiner.comBy Danny Gonzalez

What can I say about composer Marco Beltrami? Academy Award nominee for his brilliant work on both “The Hurt Locker”, which won Best Picture in 2010, and the terrific remake of “3:10 To Yuma” starring Oscar Winners Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. He redefined the horror genre with his classic horror music for “Scream”, “The Woman In Black”, “The Faculty”, “Dracula 2000”, “The Thing” and “Mimic”[…]

Truthfully, I don’t think that there isn’t a genre of film that Marco isn’t capable of tackling and whose music would no doubt make that particular film that much better. What makes him so special is that his music just gets better and better with time and that is why directors such as Tommy Lee Jones, Alex Proyas, James Mangold, Len Wiseman and of course, Wes Craven will always call upon him to be their go to musical voice of both movie logic and reason. Every musical note counting for something special for each scene his baton is raised in the air conducting on the scoring stage. MORE

Published August 26, 2014
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Original score soundtrack to “Carrie,” by Marco Beltrami ’91MM, released this week

marcobeltrami-2013Earlier this week, Sony Classical announced the international digital release of the original score from the motion picture Carrie on October 21, 2013. The soundtrack is composed by Marco Beltrami ’91MM, who is renowned for scoring horror films and has received two Academy Award nominations. The film was released nationwide on Friday, October 18.

New York-born Beltrami studied at the Yale School of Music and in Italy, before studying film composition under Jerry Goldsmith. His career began with the soundtrack of the thriller Death Match in 1994, and he gained recognition for his work on horror films such as Mimic (1997), The Woman in Black (2012), and all four films in the Scream series (1995–2011). He has also composed two soundtracks for the Die Hard franchise: Live Free or Die Hard and A Good Day to Die Hard. MORE

Published October 25, 2013
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Garth Neustadter ’12MM wins Emmy Award

Composer Garth Neustadter ’12MM has won an Emmy Award for his score for the PBS documentary John Muir in the New World, an episode of American Masters. The score was recorded at Yale with members of the Yale Philharmonia, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and the Linden String Quartet.

Neustadter, 25, is a student in the School of Music’s composition program, where he studies with Christopher Theofanidis. He will earn his Master of Music degree in May.

“Winning the Emmy was an almost surreal experience,” Neustadter told the Hartford Courant earlier today. He told the School of Music: “I had been extremely honored just to receive the nomination, so receiving the actual award was a humbling moment, and I am very appreciative of everyone involved in the project including members of the Yale Philharmonia, Symphony, and Linden String Quartet.” He received the award at the Creative Arts Awards and Ball, which is separate from the Sept. 18 telecast at which actors accept their statuettes.

Neustadter is a native of Wisconsin – as is TV producer Catherine Tatge, who “was looking for people from Wisconsin as much as possible,” Neustadter told the Courant. Muir, a pioneering advocate of preserving the American wilderness, grew up in Wisconsin after spending the first years of his life in Scotland. Muir co-founded the Sierra Club and was instrumental in preserving the Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park. MORE

Published September 12, 2011
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