BEOWULF (2007)

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2006)

THE WILD (2006)

THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004)

VAN HELSING (2004)

SHOWTIME (2002) 

SIEGFRIED & ROY - THE MAGIC BOX (1999)

VOLCANO (1997)

ERASER (1996)

JUDGMENT NIGHT (1993)

SIDEKICKS (1992)

RICOCHET (1991)

PAR OÙ T'ES RENTRÉ... ON T'A PAS VU SORTIR (1984)

THE MACK AND HIS PACK (1983)

CHiPs - Season Two (1978-79)

 

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FILM MUSIC MASTERWORKS: ALAN SILVESTRI (2006)

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Alan Silvestri has managed to build a very prolific career in Hollywood. He composed cult scores, such as Back To The Future (1985), Romancing The Stone (1984) and Predator (1987), already very early in his career and is still composing with the same energy, melodic voice and feeling for rythms that made him famous over three decates ago as one of the youngest film composers to start in the business.

Alan Silvestri, born in New York City in 1950, was a musical wonder-kid from the very first minute. His parents did not have any interest in music but nevertheless, Alan Silvestri played drums already at the age of three: “The first time I heard a symphony orchestra was in my early 20's. So there wasn't exposure to a certain kind of music, and yet music was what I always wanted to do".

During his high school years in the turbulent 60ies, he taught himself to play instruments like drums, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, woodwinds and he started playing the guitar at the age of 14. Only one year later, he seriously thought about turning his hobby into a profession as a jazz performer. After studying at the jazz-oriented Berklee College of Music in Boston at the age of 20, he began turing with the rhythm and blues band Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders. His first scoring assignments came out of a sudden and were limited to low budget movies such as The Doberman Gang and Las Vegas Lady in the late 70’ies at a time when he had no experience in scoring movies and the work on these films actually cost him more money than he would hearn.

The big break came in the mid 80’ies, when Alan Silvestri met director Robert Zemeckis who was desperately looking for a composer who would be able to create an exciting score for his adventure Romancing The Stone. The enormous success of this movie and the quality of Alan Silvestri’s score not only lead to more scoring assignments but to an ongoing friendship between director and composer which lead to remarkable collaborations on movies such as Back To The Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabit? (1988), Death Becomes Her (1992), Forrest Gump (which earned Silvestri his one and only Academy Award nomination in 1994 for best score so far), What Lies Beneath (2000), Cast Away (2000), The Polar Express (2004) and most recently Beowulf (2007).

Silvestri also continues to work closely with director Stephen Sommers and his editor/producer Bob Ducsay since he scored their blockbuster sequel The Mummy Returns (2001) and their horror-action crossover Van Helsing (2004). His good working relationship with both men lead to several other assignments like the academy award winning short film Two Soldiers (2003) and the surprise hit Night At The Museum (2006).

In 2007, Silvestri conducted a special concert with selections from his scores for the Soncinemad Film Music Festival in Madrid, Spain. Besides Silvestri classics like Back To The Future, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Judge Dredd and The Mummy Returns, he also conducted a world premiere of his Beowulf score. Audience reaction was overwhelming with several long standing ovations.

The future for Silvestri looks bright as well with confirmed upcoming big projects such as Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol (due in November 2009) and Stephen Sommers' G.I. Joe (due in August 2009).

 

 

 

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