In Memoriam: Wojciech Kilar

It seems like the holiday season is always saddened by the loss of great artists. I learned today that Polish composer Wojciech Kilar passed away today at the age of 81. His body of work is made up of concert pieces and he also scored over 130 films. I won’t pretend to know a lot…

Mood music for Halloween

Halloween is a great time for me to bring out a genre that is somewhat well represented in my collection: horror film scores! I love to blast that out while kids are trick or treating. It sets the perfect mood. Here are some of my favourites.

Happy 60th birthday to Danny Elfman

One of my favourite composers turns 60 today. Danny Elfman has been a major force in movie scoring since the 80’s, and has provided the music for most of Tim Burton’s movies; both their zany aesthetics compliment each other perfectly. Danny Elfman’s career started out with rock band Oingo Bongo, and his pop background left…