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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2012 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   CineMedia Promotions   (Member)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BUYSOUNDTRAX RECORDS TO RELEASE MUSIC FROM THE WALT DISNEY/PIXAR FILMS UP RATATOUILLE, THE INCREDIBLES FOR SOLO PIANO

New Recording Spotlights Michael Giacchino’s Scores For These Beloved Films
Performed by Pianists Mark Northam and Joohyun Park

(January 10, 2012) – BuySoundtrax Records is proud to announce the release of Music From The Walt Disney/Pixar Films Up, Ratatouille, The Incredibles For Solo Piano featuring piano performances by Joohyun Park (The Incredibles) and Mark Northam (Up, Ratatouille) of Michael Giacchino’s music from these beloved films. The recording, which features extensive liner notes by Jeff Bond, will be available digitally on January 24th.

Michael Giacchino’s career included composing numerous videogames for Walt Disney. In 2004, Giacchino, who had moved to TV as the composer of Alias and Lost was hired to write music for his first feature film, Walt Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles. -- an animated film about a family of superheroes. The Incredibles featured an upbeat jazz orchestral sound and became both a critical and commercial success. In 2007, he teamed again with Incredibles director Brad Bird for the animated film Ratatouille, which earned Giacchino his first Academy Award™ nomination. After tackling more adult fare, including Cloverfield and Star Trek, Giacchino would once again be part of a Disney/Pixar production, 2010’s Up, which would earn Giacchino his first Oscar.

“I tried to focus on those tracks that both worked well without picture, and presented Michael's excellent melodies in a way that worked effectively with solo piano,” said Northam about his approach to performing Up and Ratatouille for solo piano. “For both films, I found that the more melodic and emotional cues were the best fit. One aspect that was particularly challenging to do for some of these cues was to reduce a dense orchestration—especially on faster, more action-oriented cues, to something that worked well on solo piano and didn't come off sounding like a piano trying to sound like an orchestra, which of course it can't.”

Mark Northam started studying classical piano at age 4 with a focus on jazz during his teenage years. After high school, mark toured the USA with a number of jazz acts including his own jazz trio, and performed with Bob Hope. After settling in Los Angeles, he attended the UCLA Extension Film Scoring Program, was selected by ASCAP for the ASCAP Fred Karlin Film Scoring Workshop, and went on to create Film Music Magazine, the Film Music Network, and the Film Music Institute in Los Angeles.

Pianist Joohyun Park was born in Kwang-Ju, South Korea. She began studying music at age 6. Park received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees of Piano from Yon Sei Univeristy (Seoul, Korea) and a Bachelor’s Degree of Contemporary Writing and Production from Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music. She has worked as a score coordinator, pianist, orchestrator and assistant composer for movies including Priest, The Informers, Drag Me To Hell, Creation, When in Rome, The Black Tulip, and Love Happens. She also recently performed on the recent BuySoundtrax release Music from Battlestar Galactica for Solo Piano.

"My starting point was the Hal Leonard's Disney's The Incredibles piano book,” said Park. “The melodies seemed overly simplified for me. I created my own arrangements utilizing melodies from the original soundtrack to round out the tracks. I tried to stay very close to the original sound, which was fun, bright, and upbeat."

“I come away from the project with an ever greater admiration for Michael and his music,” Northam says. “It's been a long time since I've seen a composer as gifted at writing melody as Michael Giacchino is, and it was a pleasure and an honor to record his music."

Music From The Walt Disney/Pixar Films Up, Ratatouille, The Incredibles For Solo Piano will be available digitally on January 24, 2012.

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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2012 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

Thanks, I'm looking forward to hearing it.
Perhaps a long shot, but is there any chance the arrangements will be released in sheet music form either in a book ala Bear's Battlestar book or for download?

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2012 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)


Music From The Walt Disney/Pixar Films Up, Ratatouille, The Incredibles For Solo Piano will be available digitally on January 24, 2012.


Has anyone heard this yet??

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2012 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Well, it's now available from ITUNES


http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/up-ratatouille-the-incredibles/id498300111


Enjoy.



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2012 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

Thanks for the link.
I'm not sure if I'll be able to buy it from Korea, but I'll try tonight.
A lot more tracks than I was expecting!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2012 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Thanks for the link.
I'm not sure if I'll be able to buy it from Korea, but I'll try tonight.
A lot more tracks than I was expecting!


This title is available worldwide from ITUNES, so if you can't access the US site, check the one closest too you and you should be able to purchase it.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2012 - 2:33 AM   
 By:   pete   (Member)



This title is available worldwide from ITUNES, so if you can't access the US site, check the one closest too you and you should be able to purchase it.

Ford A. Thaxton


Thanks anyway, but it's not available from the Korean iTunes, and as far as I know buying from another country's store isn't possible from within Korea.
Bummer. Not the end of the world though, I'll try get a friend living somewhere else to get it.

Really want to hear this, and as my first post said, I'd love to get my hands on the printed scores.

Update: I found where you can change the country of the store, but after doing so and trying to buy it I was bounced back to the Korean iTunes and the message that said it wasn't available.
At least I could listen to the samples.^^

Sorry I certainly don't want to sidetrack this thread into a dissuasion / debate about the accessibility - or lack of rather - of legally downloadable music across national borders. Hopefully one day, it'll all be sorted out by the powers that be.
Thanks again anyway Ford for your suggestions and the link.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   sdtom   (Member)

I've listened to it once so far and I'm planning on another listen today. The styles between Park and Northam are different as well as the piano sound. I have a set of Beethoven symphonies transcribed for piano and I found that a good knowledge of the symphony makes listening to these a plus. The same can be said about these Giacchino soundtracks. It seems to be a nice continuing series that BSX has taken on with artists such as Park, Edwards, and Nestor. I for one enjoy these as a refreshing change.
Tom

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   fommes   (Member)

Any update on when this is coming to the BSX Greedbag store?
I'd like to purchase this album in lossless.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I've been hoping that too.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)



This title is available worldwide from ITUNES, so if you can't access the US site, check the one closest too you and you should be able to purchase it.

Ford A. Thaxton


Thanks anyway, but it's not available from the Korean iTunes, and as far as I know buying from another country's store isn't possible from within Korea.
Bummer. Not the end of the world though, I'll try get a friend living somewhere else to get it.

Really want to hear this, and as my first post said, I'd love to get my hands on the printed scores.

Update: I found where you can change the country of the store, but after doing so and trying to buy it I was bounced back to the Korean iTunes and the message that said it wasn't available.
At least I could listen to the samples.^^

Sorry I certainly don't want to sidetrack this thread into a dissuasion / debate about the accessibility - or lack of rather - of legally downloadable music across national borders. Hopefully one day, it'll all be sorted out by the powers that be.
Thanks again anyway Ford for your suggestions and the link.


I wanted to order something from the German iTunes store but I live in America. This is the response I got after I contacted iTunes customer service:

Thank you for contacting iTunes Support. I understand that you would like to know if it's
possible to purchase content from a different country. The answer is
no. The reason is in order for you to purchase you’ll need a credit or debit
card associated with a valid billing address on a particular country. I hope
this answers your question.

 
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