Howard Shore and Eclipse Score Gets Hollywood Music and Media Nomination

HowardShoreAccording to their press release:

Madison Ave. Media, Inc.  today announced a second year of co-sponsorship of the Awards Ceremonies with The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA). The two organizations will honor the music composed or utilized within film, television, video games, commercial advertisements and movie trailers including the vast array of current mainstream and independent songs from music artists around the world.

2010 HMMA delivers an exciting show featuring a VIP cocktail reception, gourmet banquet, award presentations, celebrity appearances and live performances, including nominated artists MoZella, Gram Rabbit, Keaton Simons with more to be announced. The festivities will be held at The Highlands located in the Hollywood & Highland/Kodak Theatre Center in Hollywood, CA, November 18, 2010.

Hosts, presenters, performers and VIP guests include Oscar-nominated actor and music enthusiast Eric Roberts, artist/actor Suzan Brittan-Gault, radio/TV host Samantha Phillips, former Matchbox 20 member Adam Gaynor, along with celebrities, VIPs and nominated music performers Mozella, Gram Rabbit, Keaton Simons, Steve Palmer Band and more.

Film composer nominees include Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”); Hans Zimmer (“Inception”); Howard Shore (“the twilight saga:Eclipse”); Tomandandy (“resident evil:Afterlife”); Craig Armstrong (“wall street:Money Never Sleeps”); Marcelo Zarvos (“Brooklyn’s Finest”); Chingon (“Machete”) and Clint Mansell (“Black Swan”). Additional music categories include Original Score for TV, Video Game and Indie/Short/Documentary, as well as Best Song for TV, Film Video Game and Commercial Advertisement.

Soundtrack Examiner Interviews Howard Shore

HowardShoreThe Soundtrack Examiner interviewed the Academy Award winning composer of the Eclipse score, Howard Shore.

“In the last decade, Howard Shore is among the very few Hollywood film music composers to become a household name. Although he has been in the business since the 1970s and racking up over 80 film and television credits, Shore’s name rose to international stardom in 2001 when he carved the musical landscape for Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. Shore won three Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, and four Grammys just for those three films.

Since then, he has enveloped himself in the world of high drama, scoring such emotional (and suspenseful) rollercoasters as THE DEPARTED, GANGS OF NEW YORK, EASTERN PROMISES, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, and EDGE OF DARKNESS, among many others.

Recently, he has added his name to another viciously famous franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA, providing the score to what will undoubtedly be a summer blockbuster, ECLIPSE. Shore has had his share of skeptics questioning his rationale for taking on such a project, but with one listen to the score, any doubt melts into the “twilight.”

The ECLIPSE score, at its core is a tumult of extreme emotions, where at any given time, it is simultaneously sincere, alluring, and terrifying. Shore makes extensive use of solo piano for character themes, displaying a naked vulnerability uncapturable by any other instrument. And his penchant for heaving violins and cellos are the earth Stephenie Meyer’s characters trod upon. ECLIPSE can pounce on you like a ravenous jaguar, cloud your judgment like a dense fog, or tantalize your senses with kaleidoscopic color-tones.

Howard Shore is a master of creating realms where nightmares and fantasy bleed together, and where beauty and the beast often inhabit the same body. While his time is strongly in demand, we did manage to obtain a bit of time to chat with the man who casts a twilight shadow on ECLIPSE!”

Read the full interview at the Soundtrack Examiner.

Metric Blogs About the Eclipse Soundtrack Experience


The band Metric was one of the first reveals on the eclipse Soundtrack listing yesterday. What we didn’t know at the time is that legendary composer Howard Shore, who is doing the score, collaborated with the band Metric on their contribution!

On the band’s MySpace blog, Emily, the lead singer, writes:

“Yes … It’s official. Our song “All Yours”, co-written with the legendary film composer Howard Shore and performed by Metric, is going to be featured in the movie Eclipse, the next installment in the worldwide phenomenon known as the Twilight saga.

I’ve always wanted to write music for film, but I never expected to start with something on this scale, so you can imagine how surprised I was when out of nowhere I got a phone call from Howard Shore, who I’d never met or even spoken with before. Most people know him as the man who wrote the acclaimed score for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but I grew up on Shore’s earlier works– his score for David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch in collaboration with jazz great Ornette Coleman still stands as one of the most ambitious & unusual scores out there.

To my amazement, Howard was calling to ask me to work with him on his latest project: scoring the next Twilight movie, Eclipse. He wanted Jimmy & I to write the theme song for the pivotal last scene in the movie,
integrating the music from his existing score into a composition that would express the emotional ending of the film. Seriously?!?! The lyrics would have to be in the voice of the main character Bella, and we had to stay within the confines of harmonic and melodic themes Howard had in mind for the last scene.”

Check out the whole blog entry here.

Via TwiFans

Eclipse Score Is Completed


David Slade Tweeted last night in the wee hours of the morning in the UK, “Howard Shore composer and conductor at Abbey Rd Studios with Orchestra. Our sound score recording is complete and there are no words to describe it. The film just got more exciting.” He also included the above picture.  Howard Shore is most commonly known as the genius behind the Lord of the Rings score and we’re sure we don’t have to explain the significance of Abbey Road studios!

Howard Shore to Score Eclipse

Howard Shore the mater behind the Lord of the Rings score is on board to score Eclipse. Shore is also tapped for the upcoming Vancouver Olympics’ music.

“No matter how much hate is thrown at The Twilight Saga, you can’t deny that the franchise has reeled in its fair share of talent. Not only have they brought in talented and acclaimed actors like Dakota Fanning, Anna Kendrick, and Michael Sheen, but it’s brought in gifted composers like Alexandre Desplat to write music for the vampire romance. Now the saga has upped their game even further as Movie Score Magazine reports that Howard Shore (responsible for the Oscar winning music from the Lord of the Rings trilogy) has been brought on to compose the score for the third forthcoming installment in the series .”

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