The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra went to the movies this weekend, playing the scores of two famous Hitchcock films Vertigo and Psycho. The music, written by Bernard Herrmann took the audience on a… Audio
People remember the famous end of The Band, captured in Martin Scorcese's concert film The Last Waltz. But the virtuoso player in the group was always in the back - Garth Hudson on keyboards and… Audio
The 12-times platinum soundtrack to the film Forrest Gump is about to mark its 20th annversary. To mark the occasion, the album will soon be available for the first time on vinyl. Including songs from… Audio
Several of New Zealand’s best composers have been shortlisted for three prestigious awards in contemporary composition, film and television scoring ahead of the APRA Silver Scroll Awards in Auckland… Video
'The Soundtrack Show' looks at the role that music plays in creating the fictional universe in some of our favourite films. From Jaws to Star Wars, from Psycho to Jurassic Park...and beyond! We play a… Audio
Let’s face it, the shower scene in Psycho just wouldn’t be as scary without those screechy stabbing strings, Amelie wouldn’t be as loveable without her quirky accordion soundtrack following her around the streets of Montmartre and the Imperial Stormtroopers from Star Wars just wouldn’t be as cool without their foreboding brass-heavy march. Frodo without Howard Shore’s Shire theme? Spaghetti westerns without Morricone? – unthinkable!
A well-crafted soundtrack can transport us into whatever world the film-makers have conjured up. And long after we’ve left the cinema the music has the ability to take us right back there.
Sample the best of recent film soundtracks, re-frame movie scores from the past that have refused to deteriorate with time, discover obscure film music (whether 1960s Czech fantasy, Japanese horror, or B-grade sci-fi).
The occasional video game soundtrack and noteworthy music from television shows are also in the mix.
Keep an eye on our unique and growing New Zealand film soundtracks collection and hear interviews with creators and composers from here and around the world.