Jim Lane

Category: Music

Juno

Check out this music video featuring music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, celebrating the unmanned spacecraft Juno reaching Jupiter.

I did a short piece of my own called Jupiter Singing that uses an audio clip of the strange sounds that are created by Jupiter’s magnetic atmosphere:

https://soundcloud.com/jim-lane-4/jupiter-singing

Hollywood Trip

I had a great time visiting Hollywood this week to see my good friend Jessica Pennington Quinn’s show, “The Boy from Oz” and attend the VIP screening of the “Score” film music documentary.

I arrived at the Roosevelt Hotel late Friday night; the hallway to my room reminded me a bit of the The Shining

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but the view from my room of Hollywood Boulevard was amazing:

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Here’s a shot of the front of the hotel the next day:

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I love to swim, and the pool at the Roosevelt Hotel doesn’t disappoint:

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Later that weekend there was a VIP pool party for the premiere of Tarzan next door:

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I dropped by Meltdown Comics, where Nerdist shows are recorded:IMG_4802

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The TCL Chinese Theater was right across the street from my hotel; you can see hand prints there from Hollywood legends, old and new:

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as well as the world’s largest IMAX theater:

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I had to at least walk by The Magic Castle, a private club for magicians:

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The block of Hollywood Boulevard in front the Dolby Theater, home of the Oscars and next door to the Chinese Theater, was roped off so crews could set up for the Tarzan premiere.

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Here’s director Matt Schrader introducing the “Score” documentary VIP screening:

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Such a great little mini-holiday!

[P.S. I was also happy to get an autographed copy of Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar soundtrack]

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Jupiter Singing

https://soundcloud.com/jim-lane-4/jupiter-singing

Having a bit of fun with an audio track from the Juno mission.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Juno: Piercing Jupiter’s Clouds

Check out this 30 second trailer for Trent Reznor’s and Atticus Ross’ newest 8 minute song, Juno, which uses an audio sample of Jupiter’s peculiar “singing.”

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“Sneakers” Soundtrack | Film Scoring

Listen to what James Horner did with woodwinds and percussion/keyboard instruments in the main theme to the movie “Sneakers”, above. Brilliant orchestration.

There are also some great strings and vocal scoring in other tracks, like this one, as well as percussion. Note how he builds tension around 3:15 with tympani and wood blocks, then brings in piano more as percussion than melody:

A truly unique and instantly recognizable soundtrack, and one of my favorites.

 

Race | SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/jim-lane-4/race

Playing with a new orchestral template I built for Logic Pro; concept for a cue leading to a chase.

Hans Zimmer | The Talks

“Every single movie at one point or another presented an insurmountable problem and there’s a point where I go, ‘I have no idea how to do this.’” “That’s what we do: we try to tell a story as well as possible and try to figure out new ways that haven’t been done before.”

Interview with one of my very favorite film composers, Hans Zimmer.

Read more: Hans Zimmer | The Talks

Morning | Soundcloud

Quick improv piece I did a while back, playing with second intervals – check out other tracks over on Soundcloud.

https://soundcloud.com/jim-lane-4/morning

Holmes | Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/jim-lane-4/holmes-opening-credits-final

This is a weekend project I did a few weeks ago. The concept was opening credits (usually 30 or 60 seconds) for a theoretical TV series about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his work writing Sherlock Holmes novels. It’s scored for brass, strings and percussion (no woodwinds), and was a chance to play with Native Instrument’s Symphonic Brass and Strings libraries.

Geeks | SoundCloud

 

Testing SoundCloud posts… this is a piece I wrote while I was binging on Walking Dead – the characters refer to zombies as “geeks”.

https://soundcloud.com/jim-lane-4/geeks