Dan Goldwasser Audio Projects, Graphic Design

John Debney’s score to Lair was one of those “wow” scores. First heard in a concert suite in Spain in 2007 and then officially released with the game later that year, the score was huge and epic, filled with large orchestral themes and choral music.  This new 2-disc album was sourced from 24-bit, 96kHz high resolution audio found in John Debney’s personal archive. Working with Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), as well as Debney, it was definitely a challenge to pull together the album …

Bonnie & Clyde

Dan Goldwasser Audio Projects, Graphic Design

Like with Jobs, the way this project came about was one of coincidental (and good) timing. La-La Land Records had a CD signing this summer for a bunch of our composers, including John Debney who was there to sign Jobs albums. He mentioned that he had just finished up work on the anticipated miniseries Bonnie & Clyde, which would be airing simultaneously on three networks: A&E, Lifetime, and History Channel.  A PR blitz was about to begin, and so we …


Dan Goldwasser Audio Projects, Graphic Design

While I was in Spain at the International Film Music Festival in Cordoba, publicist Ray Costa mentioned to me that John Debney had scored the Steve Jobs bio-pic starring Ashton Kutcher, and we should look into the soundtrack album.  I mentioned it to the La-La Land guys, and before I knew it, I was told that a deal had been worked out and we were doing the soundtrack!  This would mark my sixth soundtrack project for a 2013 film, following Hansel …

The Relic

Dan Goldwasser Audio Projects, Graphic Design

John Debney’s score to The Relic was a thrilling one, using orchestral effects and creepy writing to create tension and dread.  I remember really enjoying the music in the film back when it came out in 1997, but was disappointed that there was no soundtrack release.  Eventually a score promo came out, and while it was satisfying, it still wasn’t enough.  So I’m very happy to have worked with La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures to release the first official soundtrack …

A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project

Dan Goldwasser Websites

Just launched the website for A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project.  The brainchild of composer Christopher Lennertz, the idea was to take 25 film composers and create a symphonic work based on a traditional Haitian melody. Proceeds from sales of the resulting album will be sent to the Hands Together charity to benefit Haitian earthquake victims.  I built the site with a WordPress framework, and heavily modified a pre-existing template. The biggest challenge on the site was to connect …

Announcing the La-La Land Comic-Con Titles, and More!

Dan Goldwasser Audio Projects, Spain (2010)

After a nice Spanish breakfast at the hotel, I walked to the Hospital de Santiago, where most of the festivities would be taking place.  10am saw the Jamie Christopherson panel, after which a press conference was held with the mayor of Ubeda, as well as the festival organizers, to kick off the start of the festival.  Spanish composer Zacarías M. de la Riva held his panel, and then it was time for mine. My panel was about the work I’ve …

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Dan Goldwasser Movie Reviews

1999’s The Mummy revitalized an old Universal franchise, and brought us the swashbuckling adventures of Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) and the bookish Evie Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) as they battle the resurrected corpse of cursed Egyptian priest Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo). They did it twice – the second time in 2001’s The Mummy Returns, this time taking place twelve years later (1933), with their son Alex (Freddie Boath) joining in the adventure. Now the O’Connells return yet again in The Mummy: Tomb …

Evan Almighty

Dan Goldwasser Movie Reviews

What do you get with the most expensive comedy (rumored at $210 million) ever made? Not a whole lot, and that’s the problem with the pseudo-sequel Evan Almighty. The first time around, in Bruce Almighty Jim Carrey played a man who complained about God so much that God decided to let him try his hand at the reigns for a bit. It was a funny, but ultimately forgettable film. This time, God (played by Morgan Freeman) decides that newly elected …


Dan Goldwasser Autographs, Showbiz

Spent most of the day today at Fox, for the Zathura scoring session. It’s a pretty cool score – big bombastic orchestral fun, with some quirky moments. I’ll be going back next week as well, since it’s a fun John Debney score, and everyone seems to be having a blast. Meanwhile, I did manage to get my Elf CD signed by Debney and director Jon Favreau:

Bruce Almighty

Dan Goldwasser Movie Reviews

Went with BigSheb to see Bruce Almighty tonight. I was expecting little more than a base rehash of Liar, Liar with the twist being that Jim Carrey’s character has God’s powers, instead of being unable to lie. And of course, I expected the requisite romantic hijinx, playful situations, and ensuing self-discovery about one’s self, resulting in a happy ending. So was I right to expect all that? Yessirree! And as such, I was not disappointed in the least. The idea …