Steven Simak

Alexander Courage

“The Idea of film music, mostly, is to lead the audience around emotionally and to enhance the scene emotionally. You can establish time and place sometimes and you can fill in the gaps.” Alexander Courage has been doing as he describes for nearly four decades in a career that spans radio, film and television. He…

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Bill Conti

In 1976 Bill Conti earned himself a place in film music history with his celebrated score for ROCKY. Inasmuch as that score launched him to the forefront of film composers’, it also had the effect of labelling him as a pop musician in the eyes of many critics. “Everything in Hollywood is based on a…

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Craig Safan and The Last Starfighter

Craig Safan has received both critical and popular acclaim for his score to 1984’S THE LAST STARFIGHTER. His prolific career, however, includes a variety of different projects for film, television and theatre. Like many young composers his first major film came through New World Pictures with THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE. Since then he has…

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Derek Wadsworth

Derek Wadsworth has been perhaps best known to American audiences as the composer behind the second season of SPACE: 1999, but that’s only a small part of his repertoire which spans classical, jazz and rock. His earliest musical experience was at the age of ten when he joined a local brass band in the town…

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James Horner on Star Trek III

James Horner’s music for STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK is, much like the film itself, a direct continuation of the score he composed for STAR TREK II; THE WRATH OF KHAN. Although there is a preponderance of exciting music for the battle sequences, STAR TREK III is, however, primarily a character film, a…

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