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…

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…