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 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   CineMedia Promotions   (Member)

A free preview of the soundtrack is available here:
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/09/gravity-movie-soundtrack/

WATERTOWER MUSIC TO RELEASE GRAVITY
ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

Festival Favorite Features Original Music By Steven Price


(September 16, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music is proud to announce the release of the GRAVITY – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, digitally on September 17th and on CD on October 1, 2013. GRAVITY features original music by Steven Price (THE WORLD’S END, ATTACK THE BLOCK). The film has earned rave reviews at film festivals and screenings in advance of its October 4th release.

To accomplish the creation of music in the vacuum of space, Price needed to bridge music with sound in untraditional ways. “From my earliest meetings with Alfonso [Cuarón, director] it was clear the score in GRAVITY would play a crucial and expanded role,” said Price. “With no sound in space, the music was integral to underscore the emotional journey. The music is occasionally abstract, often melodic, but always very intricate, complex and textural. Alfonso and I wanted the score to blur the line between electronic and organic sounds, and there was a lot of experimentation involved in finding the harmonic and sonic language that felt emotionally right and tonally gelled with the amazing visuals.”

Towing that line came naturally for composer Steven Price. He is a composer and musician who previously worked as an award-winning music editor. He has written additional music for films, including PIRATE RADIO and SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, collaborating with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Price has also written music for several productions on major UK television networks as well as advertising campaigns in both the UK and the U.S. His accolades include awards for his original ATTACK THE BLOCK score. His score for THE WORLD’S END was released earlier in 2013.

For GRAVITY, Price continues, “Alfonso was always very determined that the soundtrack be immersive. As you sit in the theatre, the score literally moves around you. Elements come and go, pulsate and transform, and reflect the journey onscreen in a way that will hopefully add to the total cinematic experience of the film.”

Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (THE BLIND SIDE) and George Clooney (SYRIANA) star in GRAVITY, a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (CHILDREN OF MEN).

Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

GRAVITY was written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman (the HARRY POTTER films). Chris deFaria, Nikki Penny and Stephen Jones served as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents an Esperanto Filmoj/Heyday Films Production, an Alfonso Cuarón Film, GRAVITY. Opening October 4, 2013, it will be released in 3D and 2D and IMAX®, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company. The GRAVITY – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, from WaterTower Music, will be available digitally on September 17th and on CD October 1, 2013.

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 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Can't wait for this one!

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   billiosis   (Member)

Is this guy a Zimmer disciple?

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Is this guy a Zimmer disciple?

Wrong thread, buddy.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   billiosis   (Member)

Is this guy a Zimmer disciple?

Wrong thread, buddy.


Perhaps disciple was the wrong word. Not trying to start hate Zimmer thing. Legitimate question. The music sounds Zimmeresque. Just curious if the composer came from the Zimmer pool.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Perhaps disciple was the wrong word. Not trying to start hate Zimmer thing. Legitimate question. The music sounds Zimmeresque. Just curious if the composer came from the Zimmer pool.

Looks like he has been a music editor for quite a few films (inluding LOTR).

Small bio here: http://www.focusfeatures.com/the_worlds_end/castncrew?member=steven_price

Steven Price
Music
Steven Price is a composer and musician.

His passion for music began early: a guitarist from the age of five, he went on to achieve a First Class degree in Music from Cambridge University. Following graduation, he went to work in the London studio of Gang of Four guitarist/producer Andy GIll, for whom he would program, contribute string arrangements, and play on albums alongside artists such as Michael Hutchence and Bono.

Mr. Price went on to work as a programmer, arranger, and performer with film music composer Trevor Jones. He provided additional music for projects such as Roger Donaldson’s Thirteen Days; Stephen Norrington’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; Frank Coraci’s Around the World in 80 Days; the television series Dinotopia; and Tamra Davis’ Crossroads, on which he was also the featured guitar soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra.

A recommendation from Abbey Road Studios brought him to the attention of Howard Shore, leading to Mr. Price’s work with the Oscar-winning composer as music editor on Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His subsequent movies as music editor included Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, for which he shared with his fellow music editors a Golden Reel Award nomination; and, in his first project with The World’s End director Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, on which he also collaborated with the film’s composer Nigel Godrich. Among the other composers that he has worked with and learned from are Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Harry and Rupert Gregson-Williams, Patrick Doyle, George Fenton, Dario Marianelli, and Anne Dudley.

He has composed music for advertising campaigns in both the U.K. and U.S. After contributing additional music to Richard Curtis’ Pirate Radio, he composed the original score for Joe Cornish’s sleeper success Attack the Block, winning awards from both the Austin Film Critics Association and the Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival.

Mr. Price recently completed his original score for one of 2013’s most anticipated films, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.


The samples are fantastic, IMO. But, I do like that avant garde atmospheric sound. There are a lot of Cliff Martinez influences here. I haven't noticed any Zimmer influences at all unless you consider the use of electronics one of them.


 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   billiosis   (Member)

Well he has certainly worked with some quality people thats for sure. Not a big fan of this kind of music but whatever floats your boat.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Article about Steven Price.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-do-you-score-outer-638432

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Synchrotones   (Member)

Brilliant score!

Synchrotones reviews Gravity at synchrotones.wordpress.com

thanks

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 11:01 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Saw the film tonight. Liked everything about the first half. Much less impressed with the second half though.
I was very surprised that on only it's first weekend of release here, for the main evening performance on a Sunday, I counted just 26 other people in the cinema.
Score seemed effective enough, but I don't recall hearing anything I'd want to listen to away from the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 12:11 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of GRAVITY, for anyone who is interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2013/10/08/gravity-steven-price/

Jon

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 12:40 AM   
 By:   anakin022   (Member)

Hello board,

anyone interested in some custom covers for the Gravity soundtrack (and countless others), please visist my site HQ Covers:

http://anakin022.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/gravity-by-steven-price/

Here's a teaser for you:



I like the score so far. it reminds me of Sunshine, which imho is a quality trademark!

Unfortunately I haven't seen the film yet, but the score perfectly captures the feeling of loneliness and desperation. The last few tracks are breathtaking, I can only imagine what the pictures to that must look like. Amazing stuff! Hopefully I'll be able to watch the film myself.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)



Unfortunately I haven't seen the film yet, but the score perfectly captures the feeling of loneliness and desperation. The last few tracks are breathtaking, I can only imagine what the pictures to that must look like. Amazing stuff! Hopefully I'll be able to watch the film myself.


Why not ask someone to take you? Everybody likes movies, right?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

The best cover, the first one, at the HQ Covers site is unprintable. Any reason ?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

Sounds more like Marc Streitenfeld than anything. Not a big fan of this wall of sound (design) approach to scoring. Becomes tiring and overbearing.

One of those films where silence would have been more powerful.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Sounds more like Marc Streitenfeld than anything. Not a big fan of this wall of sound (design) approach to scoring. Becomes tiring and overbearing.

One of those films where silence would have been more powerful.


Did you actually see the movie?

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

Me likes it. Haven't seen the film yet. Plan to do so soon. Score makes me wanna see it even more smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

Sounds more like Marc Streitenfeld than anything. Not a big fan of this wall of sound (design) approach to scoring. Becomes tiring and overbearing.

One of those films where silence would have been more powerful.


Did you actually see the movie?


Yes, why? Simply put, the endless pounding and droning took me out of the film.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

One of those films where silence would have been more powerful.

The director has stated in interviews that they tried this, but the effect was too intellectual -- I don't have a direct quote at my fingertips, but the feeling was that complete silence throughout the film alienated and distanced the audience. This was not "2001" which had a different intent; this was more of an emotional survival story, in space. At least, that's my interpretation. Steven Price has discussed this in interviews (some linked in this thread). I've been enjoying the score, and I thought it was very effective the way they played it around the theatre in Dolby Atmos. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie again. It will be the third time for me, so yeah I am a fan.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

would actually love to hear a track on the blu ray without music. not that I hated the score, just curious what the movie would be like with just sound.

 
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