'Immortals' Composer Trevor Morris Heads to the Grammy Museum

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 12:20 Written by  iamrogue
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'Immortals' Composer Trevor Morris Heads to the Grammy Museum

Musical accompaniment is an indispensable component of the cinematic experience, but audiences aren't always immediately conscious of just how important it is.  With a film as aesthetically ambitious as the upcoming action epic Immortals, it is crucial that the musical score match the awe-inspiring grandeur of the painterly 3D visuals from unmatched stylist Tarsem Singh.  To craft an appropriately sprawling, beautiful score for the heroic journey of Theseus (Henry Cavill) standing against the tyrannical, power-mad King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) as a champion of the ancient Greek Gods, Singh and Relativity Media recruited Emmy-winner Trevor Morris

Morris, who has contributed to the scores for the first three films in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, as well as a host of others, will be the subject of the next installment of the Grammy Museum's "Reel to Reel' series.  At the November 8th event, which coincides with the release of the official score album, Trevor Morris will field questions and audience members will get an exclusive look at a host of clips from Immortals, while gaining unprecedented insight on Morris's creative process.

Here's the official press release from the Grammy Museum:

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 2011) – On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, The GRAMMY Museum will host Immortals score composer Trevor Morris to the Clive Davis Theater. Morris continues the Museum’s “Reel To Reel” series, which regularly features film composers for live demonstrations, production panels and screens music-themed documentaries and films. The discussion takes place on the same day as the release of the Immortals score.

“As a Museum dedicated to the study of the creative process, we are delighted to host such a fresh, innovative composer,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum. “We’re thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to engage in conversation with him on the same day as the release of his latest score.”

2011 has been an incredible year for Trevor Morris, receiving two Emmy Award Nominations, three Gemini Award Nominations, and earning both his second Emmy and Gemini Award Wins. Trevor’s cinematic and thrilling score will be heard in the visually-stunning 3D epic adventure film Immortals, which will be released by Relativity Media on November 11, 2011.

Morris has earned multiple Emmy and Gemini Nominations and Awards for his work on Showtime’s The Borgias, The Tudors and Starz Entertainment’s The Pillars of the Earth. He won two Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music,” the first one in 2007 for The Tudors, the second one in 2011 for The Borgias. Morris won two Gemini Awards in both 2010 and 2011 for “Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series” for The Tudors. In addition to Trevor’s Emmy and Gemini wins in 2011, Trevor was also nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special” for The Pillars of the Earth, and was nominated for two Gemini Awards for “Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Program, Mini-Series or TV Movie” for The Pillars of the Earth, and “Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series” for The Borgias.

In addition to Relativity’s upcoming release Immortals, Morris' music has been heard in films and TV shows such as Fox Atomic's The Hills Have Eyes II, Columbia and Warner Bros pictures' Something's Gotta Give, Anchor Bay's Beautiful Boy, NBC's The Chase, CBS' Moonlight, CBS' Miami Medical, NBC's Kings, and such Interactive Games as EA's Need for Speed: Carbon, and Command and Conquer.

Before an intimate audience of 200 in the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater, Morris will field questions about his career as well as the process of creating scores for film and television. Audience members will also be among the first to see clips from the visionary director Tarsem Singh’s Immortals, starring Henry Cavill (Superman: Man of Steel), Luke Evans (Robin Hood), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies), John Hurt (Hellboy) and Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2). After the interview, Morris will take questions from the audience and conduct a live composing demonstration. GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Vice President Scott Goldman, will conduct the interview.

To watch our exclusive featurette: Immortals - Creating the Score, please click here.

Immortals brings the action-packed story of Theseus to screens in 3D on November 11, 2011.

Full Disclosure: Immortals is produced by Relativity Media, iamROGUE's parent company.

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