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Bixio Catalogue

An overview of the Bixio & Cinevox Record songs and scores

This double CD, to be released on vinyl and digitally in January 2010, features snippets of the most notable songs & scores chosen from over 600 Italian films, many of which were later featured on soundtracks to Hollywood hits such as “Rounders”, “The Dawn Of The Dead”, “Goodfellas”, “Mickey Blue Eyes”, “Titus”, “The Godfather 3”, “Kill Bill Vol. 1”, "Death Proof". Some legendary songs took on a life of their own in urban music, having been sampled by hip hop legends such as: G-UNIT, BOBBY CREEKWATER, THE RZA, KEITH MURRAY and many more.

Bixio remains one of the most complete and ready to use opus, owning multiple masters and publishing rights to all it’s songs, ensuring fast turnaround time and flexibility in licensing.

Bixio Catalogue Highlights CD 1
Bixio Catalogue Highlights CD 2

Chase The Sun

September 25, 2013

Our song Chase The Sun originally comes from the song Alla Luce Del Giorno, from the soundtrack Metti Una Sera A Cena in 1969, which was directed by Bruno Nicolalai. It was Planet Funk’s first single and in 2001 Chase The Sun reached 5th on the UK Singles Chart. It is a song that has a cult following amongst darts fans. It is often played at professional darts corporation’s major tournaments. The crowds in the venues are encouraged to chant and sing along to the song during the commercial breaks of matches. Many fans tend to chant along to Planet Funk’s music. They are an Italian electronic dance musical ensemble which is composed by Marco Baroni, Domenico "GG" Canu, Sergio Della Monica, Alex Neri and Alex Uhlmann.

 

Happy birthday Dario!

September 7, 2012

Dario Argento was born in Rome, Italy on September 7 1940. He is the son of producer Salvatore Argento. He began his career as a movie critic for the Rome daily newspaper "Paese Sera". A professional screenwriter by the tender age of 20, he joined Bernardo Bertolucci to write the screenplay for Sergio Leone's epic western "Once Upon A Time In The West" in 1967. Many screenplays later, Argento was signed up by Goffredo Lombardo, head of an Italian film company (Titanus) and made his directing debut in 1970 with "The Bird With The Crystal Plumage". His father Salvatore was the producer on all his films up until "Deep Red" when Claudio Argento took over. He has always taken a great interest in all aspects of film making to ensure that the end results of his films are as near to his original vision as possible. One of the first directors to see the possibilities of the steady cam and the 'louma' crane, he used them both to their full potential. He even helped with composing the music for "Suspiria". Many of his films are considered to be `giallo'. Giallo meaning yellow, which in turn came from the yellow covers of the penny-dreadful horror/thriller paperbacks that were sold in Italy. He has directed 15 films - `The Bird with the Crystal Plumage', 'The Cat O Nine Tails', 'Five Days In Milan', 'Four Flies on Grey Velvet', 'Profondo Rosso', 'Suspiria', `Inferno', 'Tenebrae', 'Phenomena', 'Opera', 'Two Evil Eyes', 'Trauma', 'The Stendhal Syndrome', 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Non ho sonno'. He has also been involved in producing/writing films for others such as his protege Michele Soavi. Argento has also worked on three series for Italian television. In 1972, 'The Door of Darkness', in 1987 'Giallo' and 'Turno di notte' in 1988. There are also three documentaries on Argento and his films, 'Dario Argento's World of Horror', 'Dario Argento: Master of Horror (Dario Argento's World of Horror 2)' and 'The World of Dario Argento 3'.

If you take a look at our site, you'll see a lot of trailers for Dario Argento's movies using various Bixio songs. (Check it out!)

Therefore we wish him happy & lovely birthday!

SynchTank

August 29, 2012

Sooon, very, very soon you will be able to find our music on SYNCHTANK - highly configurable cloud-based software that enables us (that means you and us) to have an interactive portal for pitching, delivering and licensing our (that means ours :D) creative digital assets and catalogues. If that is possible ;) we will operate more efficiently........more to come!

Silver linings playbook directed by David O. Russell

August 14, 2012

Upcoming comedy-drama film Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell, from a screenplay by Russell, adapted from the serio-comic novel by Matthew Quick with the film stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Julia Stiles, Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker uses three Bixio tangos!

Amore a Forza, Devil's tango & Cesaroni's tango - all three of them anybody can find  on Bixio music Soundcloud!

The film is set for release in the US on November 21, 2012.

Here is the trailer...more news to come :)

 

Fox Trot Degli Specchi - Ennio Morricone

August 10, 2012


I see dusty road, beautiful man is riding the old black bicycle; small black cap on his head, he is whistling, saying hello to everybody and of course, adored by his neighbours; in a small village; he is evidently poor but he will succed at the end of the movie because he is the MAN :)) but that's just me
ok, after 1.15 sounds like party, hm :))
 

 

1943...Mamma, Cesare Andrea Bixio/Bruno Cherubini

August 4, 2012

...gives a shiver of delight....

 

Various arrangements of Ennio M. song Metti una sera a cena

August 3, 2012

Very good english version of the song was used 1999 in this uproariously funny movie - The Big Tease

  

Ennio Morricone - La storia verra della signora dalle camelie

August 1, 2012

More than 30 years ago, but the music seems so close to present, ready to be used for something new....

 

New compilation including this beautiful instrumental...Lalo Schifrin

July 31, 2012

 

Tenebre by Dario Argento

July 30, 2012

When you have eliminated the impossible, what ever remains, must be the truth.......

Goblin song 

 

DANCE TIME!!

July 30, 2012

 

A bright future

July 27, 2012

 

Ennio Morricone - Piume di cristallo

July 26, 2012

 

When you listen to it sounds very romantic and gentle....but SURPRIIIISE! :))

 

 

HOMMAGE TO 80 YEARS OF CESARE ANDREA BIXIO SONG "PARLAMI D'AMORE MARIU"

July 26, 2012

In the scope of 24th annual international award ceremony for young comedians “Premio Charlot”, hosted by famous RAI Radio 1 host Gianmaurizio Foderato, celebration of the 80th anniversary of the song “Parlami d’amore Mariu” will take place. Song was composed by Cesare Andrea Bixio and Ennio Neri, and quickly became popular by Vittorio de Sica when he performed it for Mario Camerini’s movie “Gli uomini che mascalzoni” released in 1932. Through time the song has become very popular and exploited in the numerous theatre performances, movies and commercials as well as re-arranged by a lot of musicians. As a part of a ceremony Franco Bixio, the son of famous author, will give a speech to honor his father and the musicians like Claudio Simonetti, Vince Tempera, Fabio Frizzi and Alberto Pizzo will perform well known Cesare Bixio songs. Interesting enough is that this award is established in honor of Charlie Chaplin whose work on film experienced a lot of similarities to Cesare Bixio work, in sense that both of them had to overcome changes brought by sound movie and they both managed to cross over. When the first Italian sound movie “La canzone dell’amore”, based on Pirandello’s novel “In silenzio”, was made, Bixio composed music for it and once again made his name irreplaceable in Italian cultural history.

 

 

GOBLIN'S PROFONDO ROSSO (1975)

July 25, 2012

Everywhere you look, everywhere you turn....

SOMETHING FROM BIXIO LICENSING HISTORY....

July 24, 2012

FROM ITALY TO NEW ZEALAND VIA NEW YORK - BIXIO SONGS IN THE FILM "LOVE STORY"

March 12, 2012

 Another great synch has been put on the list of sucessful Bixio international collaborations.  Franklin Rd & Bixio Music Group have recently completed the soundtrack for the film "Love Story" directed by the New Zealand director and actor Florian Habicht

Florian is responsible for some of this decade's most original New Zealand films, including Woodenhead, a Grimm inspired musical fairytale, renowned for the innovation of recording the entire soundtrack first, (including the dialogue with different actors) before shooting the visuals for the film. 

This time, he has collected his experience of his 1-year living in New York and transformed it into a romance in a form of fictional documentary. Love Story sees filmmaker Florian Habicht finding a movie, a plot, and a beautiful Ukranian Masha, on the streets of New York and giving his own homage to the city and the notion of love.

"Love Story" has been picked to open the 2011 Auckland International Film Festival and has won the awards for best director, best film and best editor of the New Zealand film and television awards - "AFTA 2011".

The soundtrack of the film contains 9 Bixio tracks, including the songs by the Oscar winning composers Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone and Lalo Schifrin.

 

 

IN MEMORIAM - CARLO ANDREA BIXIO (1941-2011)

February 24, 2012

 

Next Tuesday, on 28th February, we will commemorate the first anniversary of a sad passing of our dear friend and mentor, Carlo Bixio, one of the biggest personalities in the world of contemporary Italian music and television. 
Carlo was one of the sons of the famous italian composer Cesare Andrea Bixio, and has been involved in music his entire life. He founded the cult label Cinevox record and publishing company Edizioni Musicali Bixio, received multiple gold and platinum records and worked as a producer of various editions of the San Remo Festival. He also contributed significantly to the world of Italian television by producing some of the hottest series in the history of its existence.
 
Nevertheless, his legacy is still alive in the remembrance and the works of his collaborators and friends. The TV series "Un medico in famiglia" has seen its 7th season in 2011 and "I Cesaroni" got in its 5th year of screening. Also, one of the most popular Italian comedy actresses, Elena Sofia Ricci, has decided to re-join the latter project only because she has promised to Carlo Bixio that she would come back to the show, and, as she said, she wanted to keep her promise after his death.
 
Many of the people he worked with saw him as an exquisite and amusing person, a man of the exceptional sharpness and intelligence. 

Carlo, we thank you one more time for everything you have taught us and for everything you left behind, on a road that is more than desirable to follow.

 

 

"La Cosa Buffa" by Morricone in the running for Oscar 2012

November 29, 2011

The song "La Cosa Buffa" has been licensed in a film "Declaration of War", a French entry for the best foreign language film at the 84th Oscar Awards.
 

Bixio Music Group achieved another great international collaboration in the world of the 7th art. This time IDM Music licensed a Bixio song "La Cosa Buffa" by Ennio Morricone for the film"Declaration Of War" (original title: "La Guerre Est Declarée") that has been selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, which will take place in February 2012.
The film, directed by Valérie Donzelli, who plays the main female role, already received very positive reviews and festival awards. It is focused on a love story of a young couple who wrestle with their child's cancer diagnosis.

 
The song "La Cosa Buffa" has been originally written and used in the comedy/romance film of the same title directed by Italian screenwriter and film director Aldo Lado in 1973. In the film "Declaration Of War", almost 2 decades after, the song has been used in a strong emotional and heartbreaking scene in which the archetypically named couple Romeo & Juliets accompany their son Adam on his way to an operation room.

The film is still touring on various film festivals worldwide and it will come to cinemas in USA at the end of January 2012. 

 

 

Goblin's Suspiria in the Jane Eyre movie trailer

March 21, 2011

The song "Suspiria" by the Italian progressive rock band Goblin was used again in a Hollywood production. This time it served as a background theme for the official trailer of the movie "Jane Eyre", starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell and Judi Dench.
The film Jane Eyre, based on the famous novel of the same name by Charlotte Bronte, was released on March 11, 2011 in the United States, and will be released on September 9 in the UK.

The cult theme used in the trailer was originally made for the Italian horror film "Suspiria" (1977) directed by Dario Argento and named the 18th scariest horror ever in the history of the film by the Entertainment Weekly. The theme Suspiria was also named as one of the best songs released between 1977 and 1979 in The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present. It has been sampled on the Raekwon and Ghostface Killah song, Legal Coke off of the R.A.G.U. mixtape as well as in the cult television series "Invader Zim", and it has been recently used in an Oscar award trailer for the film "Black Swan".

 

 

 

 

IDM Music & Bixio in the Black Swan trailer for the Oscar Awards

February 22, 2011

IDM Music licensed the song “Suspiria” by the cult Italian progressive rock group Goblin, for “Black Swan” movie trailer created exclusively for this year’s ceremony of the 83rd Academy Awards.
 
The most prestigious award in the world of cinema will take place next Sunday, February 27th, at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, and Black Swan is one of the favorites.
Directed by the brilliant director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a dream, The Wrestler), the movie has been nominated for the Oscar Award in 5 categories, including the ones for the best director and the best actress.
 
 
The short video that promotes the movie's nominations at the ceremony is accompanied by the  legendary horror theme “Suspiria” of the Dario Argento’s film of the same title.
 
 
With already a large list of syncs in the Hollywood Movie world, including usages in Tarantino’s Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds, Korbin’s The American and Scorsese’s Goodfellas, Bixio Music catalogue has proven again to be one of the most prestigious musical sources for the 7th art.
More on Bixio's extensive master & publishing catalogue available for sync at: http://www.bixio.com/
For info on licensing, contact us at: clearance@idmmusic.com
 

 

Christmas message from Bixio

December 22, 2010

 

Dearest friends, partners, clients and all the Bixio family,
 
Thank you for your support, trust and successful collaboration in 2010 as we believe 2011 will bring even better projects and prospect. We appreciate it and wish you and yours an abundance of joy, love, success and plenty of sunny days and vacations in the upcoming year. We hope that by now the stressful days of Christmas shopping are behind you :) and that you will have peaceful holidays with your loved ones.
 
All the best from the international Bixio team!
 

 

Due marines e un generale

December 6, 2010

In May 1943, two American soldiers, Joe and Frank, of Italian descent are searching the North African desert for a German general called Von Kassler, when they are captured by Von Kassler aide Inge Schultze who lets them escape with fake war plans. However, Joe and Frank steal the real war plans that pave way for the Allied victory. Months later, the duo once again come up against Von Kassler when they are captured at Anzio and try to outwit the Nazis a second time.

Click here to get the OST on iTunes or Amazon!

 
The 1966 comedy, 'Due Marines E Un Generale', features the world-renowned actor, director and writer Buster Keaton and maestro Piero Umiliani composed the upbeat score. Although not as widely regarded as, for example, Ennio Morricone or Riz Ortolani, he helped form the style of the typical European ‘60s and ‘70s jazz influenced film soundtrack, that later experienced a revival in films such as ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Ocean's Twelve’. Umiliani composed the well-known song ‘Mah Nà Mah Nà’ for the documentary ‘Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso’, but was popularized by the Muppets, who covered the song several times. Umiliani died in Rome in 2001, at the age of 74.

 

All Ladies Do It

December 2, 2010

In 1992, the Italian maestro of the erotic genre Tinto Brass directed Cosi Fan Tutte. The story revolves around Diana who is happily married to Paolo but due to her wild passion for sex, she regularly winds up in short lived erotic adventures, which she doesn't keep hidden from Paolo. On the contrary: by telling him, their sexual relationship is fueled with fresh impulses. When Diana experiences a stormy affair with the poet Alphonse, Paolo gets jealous after all and rejects Diana, who then goes head first in to a wild orgy of sexual excess with her sister and some friends. 

The soundtrack to this steamy flick was composed by Pino Donaggio.

 

Honoring Mario Monicelli

November 30, 2010

Bixio Music honors the great Italian director, screenwriter and one of the masters of the Commedia all'Italiana - Mario Monicelli. Monicelli died yesterday at the age of 95 after he threw himself from a window of the San Giovanni hospital in Rome, where he was admitted a few days earlier for prostate cancer.

 
With ‘I lay ignoto’ featuring Marcello Mastroianni and Vittorio Gassman he won his first Oscar nomination in 1958. A year later he won the Venice’s Golden Lion for ‘La Grande Guerra’ and another Oscar nomination for Best Director. His third Oscar nomination was for the Best Original Screenplay for the film ‘I Compagni’. During his career he has also won three Berlin’s Silver Bear for Best Director and many honorary awards.
 
Monicelli directed a total of 66 films and his last work is the short feature ‘Le rose del deserto’. He is best known for ‘Brancaleone alle Crociate’, ‘Amici miei’, ‘Un borghese piccolo piccolo’ and ‘Il Marchese del Grillo’. Mario Monicelli will be greatly missed…

 

Los pistoleros

November 29, 2010

Gunslinger Clayton Drumm is about to be hanged when he is given a chance to live if he will agree to murder Matthew, a rancher who has steadfastly refused to sell his land to the railroad company. Matthew's refusal is a major obstacle to the railroad's plans for expansion. Although he naturally accepts the assignment, Clayton has become weary of killing and wants to try to build a new life for himself. The would-be killer and his potential victim meet and quickly become close friends. The railroad doesn't fail to notice that Clayton has not lived up to his part of the bargain and now wants everybody who gets in their way dead, including Clayton. 

'Amore piombo e furore' falls halfway between the Hollywood backlot-western school and the Italian spaghetti western genre, borrowing the best elements from both. This 1978 classic is also known by its many aliases 'China 9, Liberty 37', 'Clayton & Catherine', 'Clayton Drumm', 'Los pistoleros', 'Gunfire' and many other. The score was composed by Pino Donaggio known to the general audience for his work on 'Carrie', 'Body Double' and 'Dressed To Kill'.   

Get the OST on iTunes!

Winged Devils

November 23, 2010

 
In 1972 director Duccio Tessari made a tribute to the Italian air force. ‘Forza G’ features Riccardo Salvino and Pino Colizzi and is one of the rarest films available. Even though the film didn’t achieve much success onside the Italian borders, its OST composer, Ennio Morricone did. Only two tracks were originally released as a 45rpm single. Then, in 1996, the Japanese label SLC released a selection of tracks from the OST, combined with another Morricone soundtrack. Finally, this valuable example of Morricone’s work can be found on iTunes and includes tracks that weren’t on the final film cut. 

Honoring Dino De Laurentiis

November 15, 2010

Bixio Music honors the great producer Dino De Laurentiis that has passed away last Thursday, November 11. De Laurentiis produced several prestigious Italian films in collaboration with Carlo Ponti in the 1950’s before turning to grandiose international productions. After the failure of his massive Dinocitta' Studios in Rome, De Laurentiis moved to the US. His taste for overblown spectacle has led to some expensive failures such as Hurricane in 1979 and Tai-Pan in 1986. 

However, De Laurentiis is more known for his success - blockbuster hits and critically acclaimed works that include: Ragtime, Conan the Destroyer, Dune, Blue Velvet, The Bounty, Flash Gordon, Hannibal, Red Dragon and many, many others. He worked closely with some of the greatest directors of our time, such as Milos Forman, David Lynch and Ridley Scott. Dino De Laurentiis made a mark on the film industry and will be greatly missed. 

Ladies Of the Night Turn Entrepreneurs

November 12, 2010

Adua e le compagne’ follows four ex-prostitutes who decide to open a small restaurant with the help of Ercole, an unscrupulous businessman. His plan is to use the restaurant as a cover for a new brothel, but the girls prefer their new job to the old life. This attempt to lead an honest life, however, only gets them reported to the police. The 1960 film is considered as one of Antonio Pietrangeli’s many successful portraits of women, with a great script from Ettore Scola and Ruggero Maccari.

  
The great Piero Piccioni composed the beautifully jazzy score. Piccioni's soundtrack shares many styles with American jazz soundtracks of the late 50s – including a strong use of spare instrumentation and solos to create especially evocative settings, and also a willingness to expand the orchestrations when needed, in order to underscore the tension of a moment. Click here to find the OST on Amazon!

In The Mood For Spaghetti?

November 11, 2010

Italian cult favorite Mario Bava is best known for his horror and giallo masterpieces. Bava is no stranger to Spaghetti Western as the 1970 classic ‘Roy Colt and Winchester Jack’ proves. The two outlaws compete with each other over a treasure map that will lead them to buried gold. During the chase one of them is in league with a sadistic priest-turned-crime lord, while a young Native American girl helps both outlaws and plays both sides against each other. 

Get the OST on iTunes or CD Universe

 
The OST composer is the underappreciated Piero Umiliani. Like many of his colleagues at that time, he composed for many exploitation films in the 1960s and 1970s, covering genres such as spaghetti western, Eurospy, Giallo and erotica. Although not as widely regarded as, for example, Ennio Morricone or Riz Ortolani, he helped form the style of the typical European 1960s and 1970s jazz influenced film soundtracks, that later experienced a revival in films such as Kill Bill and Ocean's Twelve. 

Goblin With a Twist

November 8, 2010

Although most known for their work with director Dario Argento, the talented Italian prog rock group composed also for Amernia Balducci's film ‘Amo Non Amo’ – work favored among their fans.
 
The film, staring Jaqueline Bisset and Terrence Stamp, was released in the US under the title Together with a soundtrack by Burt Bacharach. For the Italian prog group Goblin, the commission to rescore the Italian version presented a challenge that would produce some of their most unusual and appreciated work. There was no spine-chilling horror in this human love story, so Goblin penned the title track, a ballad inspired by the pop orchestrations of Bacharach. In a similar vein, the track ‘Both Two’ is a delicate and subtle orchestration of classic pop sensibilities. ‘Maniera’ gets closer to the familiar Goblin progressive sound, with soaring guitar crescendos and complex rhythmic interplay. ‘Funky Top’ tips hats to the classic '60s beat soundtracks of Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nocolia…
 
 
This one of a kind OST can be found on iTunes, so check it out!
 

He & She

November 5, 2010

The 1969 film ‘L’assoluto naturale’ is inspired and named after Goffredo Parise’s novel, ‘She & He’ and deals with a love affair counter-opposing a man’s idealism with the all-out pragmatism of a woman. Peter is an Englishman, on holiday in Italy, dreaming of the all-consuming love. Ella is a middle-class lady stressing physical attraction above all. Any attempt of dialogue turns out a flop! Destroyed by his terrible disappointment, Peter will have Ella kill him with a car.

Get the OST on iTunes!
 
Score to ‘L’assoluto naturale’ is composed by Ennio Morricone. Much like the main theme, the score is soft, melodious, melancholic and inconspicuously sensual. It’s a must for all Fans, a living legend of music.

Timmy Goes To Hollywood

November 3, 2010

The Hollywood hit film ‘The American’ came to European cinemas a few day ago. The film, in which George Clooney plays a lone assassin Jack, is directed by photographer Anton Corbijn, known for directing music videos for Nirvana, Metallica and Depeche Mode, as well as for the film ‘Control’ about the life of Ian Curtis, front man of Joy Division.

 

‘The American’ features a composition – ‘Timmy’ by the famous Italian composer Ennio Morricone. ‘Timmy’ is originally part of the soundtrack composed for the cult 1968 western ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, by Sergio Leone.
 Bixio catalogue has once again found new life in Hollywood.

Horror Halloween Treats

October 19, 2010

Cinevox Record is preparing a real Halloween treat for all the ghouls, goblins, vampires and witches among you – a compilation with some of the most popular horror themes of all time.

The tracks include bone chilling masterpieces: Bill Wyman/Terry Taylor - Opera Theme, Roger Eno - Balance, Roger Eno - White Darkness, Giorgio Gaslini - Profondo rosso, Giorgio Gaslini - Death Dies, Simonetti/Morante/Pignatelli/Martino - School At Night, Claudio Simonetti – Phenomena, Goblin – Suspiria, Goblin - L'alba dei morti viventi, Goblin – Zombi, Simonetti/Morante/Pignatelli/Martino - Slow Circus, Simonetti/Morante/Pignatelli/Martino – Tenebre, Evan Lurie – Exorcism, Keith Emerson – Inferno, Keith Emerson - Inferno (finale) and Piero Umiliani - La morte bussa due volte.
 
Compilation is coming to digital stores on October 25, so remember to save the date. Happy Halloween!

Sassy Paprika

October 18, 2010

A young country girl comes to town and works in a brothel in order to help her fiancé get the money to start his own business. Paprika is the name given to her by the madam.
 
The uplifting and cheerful OST to the charming 1991 Tinto Brass’ erotic comedy ‘Paprika’ features numerous Bixio Music composers including C.A. Bixio anad Bixio Cherubini, with performances by Edith Piaf, Juliette Greco and Bruno Mameli.

A Spiral of Mist

October 13, 2010

Nothing remains the same in the love lives of those associated in any way with the case of the shooting death of Valeria by her husband Fabrizio during a hunting trip. Was it an accident or murder? Slowly, the police magistrate sifts through the evidence from the lives of those around the couple to determine the truth. The psychological detective thriller, Una spirale di nebbia, is based on a same titled award-winning novel by Michele Prisco.

 
The contemporary and jazzy flavored score to the 1977 film was composed by Ivan Vandor. Born in Hungary in 1932 Vandor moved to Rome in 1938. At an early age, he studied violin and piano and became a professional jazz sax player in his teens. He graduated in Composition with Goffredo Petrassi at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome and studied in Paris with Max Deutsch. Vandor earned his Master Degree in Ethnomusicology at the University of California in LA, followed up with a research in the Himalaya regions on the music of the Tibetan Buddhism… Ivan Vandor is a versatile artist and music scientist. 

Goodbye & Thank You

October 12, 2010

Paolo, a depressed play writer, moves to a house whose half has been rented by his father Carlo (without each knowing about the other). Neither he or Carlo want to leave and so they begin an awkward cohabitation. Carlo is worried about his son's depression and finds him a girlfriend - Benedetta. The girl, however, falls in love with the more interesting Carlo. Unfortunately one day Carlo learns he has cancer and decides to leave with the only woman who has always stood by him - Laura, his wife.

 
The 1988 film 'Arrivederci e grazie' was directed by French director Giorgio Capitani, with Ugo and Ricky Tognazzi, Catherine Alric and the gorgeous Anouk Aimée. The score was composed by the inimitable artist Gianni Ferrio.  

Wild, Wild, Rustichelli

October 6, 2010

Maestro Carlo Rustichelli, who was among others, one of favorite Fellini’s composers, made his mark in the spaghetti western genre as well. Rustichelli composed the score for the 1969 hit Boot Hill featuring the iconographic Terence Hill and Bud Spencer.

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The plot revolves around Honey Fisher who became a powerful man in a small Western. Fisher and his gang have managed, through swindling, murder, and terror, to gain leases on the important gold-yielding land in the area. A state commissioner comes to town to review the leases, which are crucial to Fisher's power. Cat Stevens (Hill) and Hutch Bessy (Spencer) join forces with circus performers and townsfolk led by Stevens' friend Finch to fight against Fisher and his henchmen.

Hip Hop Inspired By Bixio

October 4, 2010

Famous American rapper Gucci Mane recently released his new single ‘Gucci Time’ feat. Swizz Beatz in which he used a sample by Justice's 'Phantom', sampled from Goblin's famous theme ‘Tenebre’. Film theme ‘Tenebre’ is composed for the same titled horror, directed by Dario Argento almost 30 years ago. The progressive electro-rock sound Goblin created found its new freshness in the contemporary sound of the newest Gucci Mane's hip hop hit.

 

The samples taken from the Bixio catalogue of Italian film music have already been used many times in the world's highest hip hop production (The RZA, Redman, Keith Murray, G-Unit), which only confirms, that the quality and richness of the Bixio music are being recognized over and over in global proportions.
 
The song ‘Gucci Time’ announced Gucci Mane's newest album entitled ‘The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted’, available in traditional distribution and on iTunes

The Intriguing Morricone

September 30, 2010

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion is a 1970 Italian crime drama. It is a dramatic, psychological, black-humored satire on corruption in high office, telling the story of a top police officer that kills his lover and then tests whether the police would accuse him for this. During the movie, he is seen planting obvious clues while the other police officers ignore them, either intentionally or not. The film was highly regarded in its own time, winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and both the FIPRESCI Prize and the Grand Prize at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival.

The film’s original score is one of several collaborations between Ennio Morricone and director Elio Petri. Like other Morricone scores from this period, the orchestration is handled with a very light hand, though the themes are fairly dark. Orchestrated by Morricone's right hand man Bruno Nicolai, the melodies are played in a pulse-like manner, which strips them of melodrama, and undoubtedly lends the film a detached quality…

My Friends

September 17, 2010

Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence. They have been friends since their youngest years and spend every free moment together organizing complex and terrible jokes to all the people they meet, or just wandering around Tuscany. One of these crazy trips ends up in the hospital run by military-like Professor Sassaroli. Melandri falls in love with his wife, and steals her from the husband, much to the delight of Sassaroli himself. The relationship won't last but the Professor becomes the fifth member of the team of friends, and jokes get even more complicated and powerful.

Click here to find the OST on iTunes! 
 
The original score to the charming comedy, ‘Amici miei’, was composed by Carlo Rustichelli. With traditional Italian notes and melodies and virtuous piano and sax solos, this score is one of the most well known from the prolific composer whose opus includes over 250 film compositions, as well as arrangements for television. 
 

The Powers Of The Mind

September 15, 2010

After the shocking bathtub death of his mother and her lover, the sinister Patrick lays comatose in a small private hospital, his only action being his involuntary spitting. When a pretty young nurse, just separated from her husband, begins work at the hospital, she senses that Patrick is communicating with her, and he seems to be using his psychic powers to manipulate events in her life. The magicians of the Italian horror genre – Goblin, composed the music to the 1978 thriller.

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A Dangerous Toy

September 13, 2010

The film ‘Il giocattolo’ aka ‘A Dangerous Toy’ by Giuliano Montaldo speks of a meek bookkeeper, Vittorio, who enjoys his squalid life, which is interrupted when he becomes friends with a policeman - Sauro. Vittorio is introduced to gun shooting and appears to be extremely gifted. This fact gives a shake to his dull existence and gets him in trouble with gangsters.

 
In 1979, Cinevox released one LP containing ‘Il giocattolo’ soundtrack, composed by Ennio Morricone. For years, the original masters of the recording session have been considered lost. In 2006 they were discovered in perfect conditions and can now be found on iTunes as well as in traditional distribution. The original masters permitted to correct some of the imperfections contained in the LP. As bonus, five unreleased tracks (12-16): the synth version of ‘Una gita mancata’, alternate take without carillon for ‘Telefonata minacciosa’, ‘Un uomo semplice’, a different take of ‘Una tenera moglie’ and a theme for guitar and whistle.

The Little World of Don Camillo

September 9, 2010

In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist mayor are always fighting to be the head of the community. If in secret, they admired and liked each other, politics still divided them as it is dividing the country. And when the mayor wants his ‘People's House’, the priest wants his ‘Garden City’ for the poor. The division exists between the richest and the poorest, the pious and the atheists and even between lovers…

Legendary 1952 comedy, Don Camillo, continues to bring smiles on the faces of many. With, charming characters and picturesque score by Alessandro Cicognini, we believe it will continue to amuse many generations to come. 

Terror At The Opera

September 8, 2010

A young opera singer, Betty, gets her big chance when the previous star of a production of Verdi's Macbeth is run over by a car. Convinced the opera is bad luck she accepts, and becomes the target (in Argento's unmistakable style) of a psychopath - a man she has been dreaming of since childhood.

Dario Argento's 1987 Opera aka Terror At The Opera is one of the most referred to examples of the giallo genre. With renowned artist such as Claudio Simonetti of the Goblin, Brian Eno, Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor as some of the composers of the OST, both the film and its music will suck you in and take you far away from reality… 

Bixio Beat Makes the Difference!

September 6, 2010

This year’s TV ad for the CEE region's largest media, PR and advertising gathering – Weekend Media Festival, features Carlo Savina’s ‘2968’. The song’s upbeat tempo and 1970’s groove work perfectly with the colorful and dynamic visuals of the commercial. 

The song is from the 1967 original soundtrack to Josef Zachar’s ‘La scuola delle vergini’. Carlo Savina is well known both as a composer and as a talented musician. Among others, he worked closely with the greats such as C.A. Bixio and Ennio Morricone. Having written over 160 scores, Savina is also responsible for the scores to classics of the Italian cinema ‘Film d'amore e d'anarchia’, ‘Il moralista’ and many others. 

Weekend Media Festival will take place in Rovinj/Croatia from September 23 to 25 in the old Rovinj tobacco factory, remodeled into a unique festival venue.

Blood, Sweat and Fear

September 3, 2010

Inspector Mark Terzi is a narcotics officer who works in Milan. Mark knows the streets and its inhabitants - drug addicts, thieves and drug peddlers, very well and knows what is fueling the street crime is not coming from within. A well-organized, well-connected and well-financed syndicate is bringing the drugs into Milan, and Mark has targeted wealthy and influential businessman, Benzi, as the source. Lacking any evidence at all connecting Benzi to the Milan drug trade, ‘Mark the Narc’ is not deterred: bureaucracy, corruption, and procedural laws might get in his way, but Mark has his good looks, determination and his .44 Magnum.

 
Stelvio Cipriani's funky jazz score in Stelvio Massi's Mark il poliziotto contributed to the thence atmosphere and took the many car chases to another level.
 

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Stay as You Are

September 2, 2010

Cosi come sei is described by many as one of the best scores written by the Oscar winning composer Ennio Morricone. The 1978 film is an Italian, Spanish co-production directed by Alberto Lattuada and interpreted by Nastassja Kinski, Marcello Mastroianni, Barbara De Rossi and Francesco Rabal. 
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The story talks about a mature architect that has a relation with a girl. With a bit of wickedness somebody pones the doubt that she could be his daughter, result of a relation with an ex lover now passed away and during the story between the two we witness a generational conflict. Ennio Morricone describes perfectly all of these situations through a most romantic soundtrack full of mellifluous and sensual themes.

  

Antonioni's The Night

August 27, 2010

'La notte' revolves around Giovanni, a successful writer, and his wife Lydia visit their friend Tommaso who is dying in hospital. After their visit Giovanni goes to a promotion party for his new book and Lydia visits their old living area of Milano. They meet back at home and decide to visit the party of a billionaire, who wants Giovanni to write a book about the history of his company. Both have flirts, and they both notice this fact as events take them into the morning.

The 1961 film was directed by the legendary director Michelangelo Antonioni and features Italian and old Hollywood actinting superstars Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau and Monica Vitti. The jazzy and upbeat original score, which is also part of the Bixio catalogue, is performed by Giorgio Gaslini. Click here to get the OST on iTunes!

D&G GO FOR BIXIO ONCE AGAIN

August 24, 2010

The most famous fashion duo in the world, Dolce & Gabbana, continue their campaign for the fragrance 'Light Blue'. A few months ago they filmed a new ad in which they, once again, used the Neapolitan evergreen 'Parlami d'amore Maria', one of many hits from the Bixio catalogue, performed by the legendary Italian singer Achille Togliani.

Advertisements that features two top models, Polish Anna Jagodzinska and British David Gandy, was recorded in a Mediterranean ambience, with an equally emphasized eroticism and sensuality as in the first ad. The well-known musical theme contributed to the overall atmosphere of the campaign, which is in the running for the third season.

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The song, ‘Parlami d'amore Mariu’, was composed by Cesare Andrea Bixio in 1932 for Vittorio De Sicula. Many of world renowned singers have sang their versions to date, including Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Achille Togliani and Claudio Villa.
 

Love & Anarchy

August 10, 2010

The 1973 film, Film d'amore e d'anarchia, was directed by the well-known Italian female director Lina Wertmüller. The plot revolves around Tonino - a sad faced, freckled peasant that comes to Rome to kill Mussolini. His contact in Rome is Salome, a lively flapper and popular professional at the bordello where she lives. She gives him access to the brothel and helps him prepare for the assassination. Within a day, he has fallen in love with Tripolina, one of the younger prostitutes. Tonino does the madam a favor, and, in exchange, Tripolina gets two days off to spend with him…

 

The original score was composed by Nino Rota and conducted by Carlo Savina – legends of Italian films.  

 

 

SlashDance!

August 2, 2010

A series of murders rock a dance academy in New York in which the mysterious directress, Candice, sets out to find the killer. George, a shady male model, will help her, however he has an agenda of his own… The 1984 film, Murder-Rock: Dancing Death, is a work of Italian horror master Lucio Fulci who has been praised, critiqued and damned for decades thanks to the enduring cult appeal of gut-spillers like Zombie, Gates of Hell, The Beyond and the notorious New York Ripper…

The film’s original soundtrack was composed by the great English musician - Keith Emerson. Originally released in 1985, Murder-Rock is a blend of two styles - disco and psy rock. The best way to describe both the film and soundtrack would be, Flashdance meets Psycho and the elements of the case unfold in a real disco inferno!

Streets To Blame by Keith Emerson

IL GATTO

July 30, 2010

The 1977 Italian black comedy, Il gatto, talks about Amedeo and Ofelia, middle-aged brother and sister, who own an old, but still attractive, condominium. They want to sell it, but before they do, they have to evict all the tenants. Of course, they don't want to leave and the cat (il gatto) – the condominium mascot and beloved by all, dies and gives Amedeo and Ofelia an excuse to enter the tenants' life. Amedeo starts to court the young Wanda and Ofelia seduces the priest Don Pezzolla. In the meantime the police is searching for the cat killer…

Il gatto was directed by Luigi Comencini and its executive producer was the famous director Sergio Leone. The one and only Ennio Morricone composed the infectious score. 
 
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Sex and Politics

July 29, 2010

In 1971 the famous director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose name will be celebrated in the world of film for many years, made Il Conformista - a film described by many as a masterpeace about sex and politics. The story opens in 1938 in Rome, where Marcello has just taken a job working for Mussollini and is courting a beautiful young woman who will make him even more of a conformist. Marcello is going to Paris on his honeymoon and his bosses have an assignment for him there - look up an old professor who fled Italy when the fascists came into power. At the border of Italy and France, where Marcello and his bride have to change trains, his bosses give him a gun with a silencer…

The dreamy and nostalgic score was composed by Georges Delerue - French composer who composed over 350 scores for cinema and television. He won numerous important awards including a Emmy Award, three consecutive Cesar Awards and a Academy Award.

To find out more on this talented composer and conductor, please visit Georges Delerue's official web site.

LUSH CARIBBEAN BREAZE

July 27, 2010

The 1970 Piero Vivareli film, Il dio serpente, can be described with two words: exoticism and sexuality. A beautiful woman heads off to the Caribbean in search of Jambaya – a love god that appears in a form of a snake… Augusto Martelli’s score to the film combines mysticism, bossa and drums with an underlying sensuality.

Listen to the original score on Amazon

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More music from Augusto Martelli

 

BENIGNI'S DEVIL

July 23, 2010

The charming comedy, Il piccolo diavolo, directed by Roberto Benigni revolves around Father Maurice, a priest living in a residential college for priests in Rome. One day he is called for an exorcism and the devil turns out to be in the form of a fun-loving man called Giuditta. What Father Maurice doesn't know is that this type of devil will turn his life around… Evan Lurie composed the sultry, tango inspired score.

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The Argento – Goblin Affair

July 19, 2010

Profondo Rosso (also known as Deep Red or The Hatchet Murders) is the first fruit of the Argento – Goblin collaboration. Originally, the film's soundtrack was supposed to be composed by Giorgio Gaslini, but Dario Argento, being a rock music fan, was not very happy with the end result, so he asked Goblin to come up with new ideas. Goblin rewrote most of the score, including the famous main theme. They included Gaslini’s snippets, which gives the record a Goblin style jazzy edge.

The soundtrack to Profondo Rosso blends jazz, progressive rock, and heavy metal into an effective and totally distinctive style which continues to inspire… Something a true music lover shouldn’t miss!
 
Click on the following for more information:   IMDb   Wikipedia   Amazon   Youtube 

The Funny Thing

July 16, 2010

The 1972 film 'La cosa buffa' (The Funny Thing), by Italian director Aldo Lado, can be found on IMDb as a showcase example of the Italian comedy. Although, the film is not as popular as some of Lado's other work, its original score continues to enchant. Composed by Ennio Morricone, the score reveals his more traditional sides as most of the compositions are romantic and symphonic rather than experimental and avant-garde as in his other works... His work on 'La cosa buffa' is an example of artistic creativity that will live on and inspire for a long time. 

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THE JAZZARIFIC EVA

July 14, 2010

Michel Legrand’s beautiful jazz score serves as a perfect compliment to director Joseph Losey’s charismatic images of the films Venetian setting. The 1962 film ‘Eva’ was a welcome departure for its lead Stanley Baker, who plays Tyvian - a Welsh writer living the jet set life from the proceeds of a screenplay based on his bestseller. In Venice, he falls in love with a beautiful, high-class prostitute played by Jeanne Moreau, who ultimately destroys both his career and life in what is a textbook example of a great ‘60s drama.
 
It is Eva’s love of jazz music that is reflected in Legrand’s score. Legrand was made fully aware that he was actually the director’s second choice for composer. He originally wanted Miles Davis for the project, however Legrand did not let this undermine his enthusiasm for the project. He collaborated tirelessly with Losey, ensuring that his score becomes an essential part of the ‘Eva’ experience.
 
Michel Legrand is a three times Oscar winning French composer, conductor and pianist who composed over 200 film and TV scores as well as recorded over 100 albums of jazz, popular and classical music. Next to working with Joseph Losey, Legrand scored for films of other renowned directors such as Jean Luc Godard and Jacques Demy, and can be held responsible for creating the genre of musical in the French Cinema.
 
Find out more:
 
'Eva' on Amazon
'Eva' on IMDb
Michel Legrand  

25 YEARS LATER...

June 24, 2010

This year, the legendary film Phenomena is celebrating its 25 birthday. Over the years it became one of the most famous and recognizable works by Dario Argento. The film features the young and ever talented Jennifer Connelly who plays a young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects. She is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders…
 

 
The bone chilling score was composed by Italian progressive rock group Goblin. The fans of the film say that the soundtrack takes you back to the film, matching scenes with the tracks. The score also has a ‘gothic opera’ quality, achieved by virtuous female vocals. If you want to find put more click on the following links: Goblin on iTunes Dario Argento Phenomena
 

BACK TO THE WEST

June 23, 2010

We are taking you back to the 70's with one of the most lyrical Western movie scores from one of the all-time greatest Westerns. Score to Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West is an epic work. Its composer, Ennio Morricone, uses a haunting female vocal on the main theme that sends chills down your spine and may even bring tears to your eyes…

Watch the original trailer

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We are sure you will enjoy this legendary work of art! 

MORRICONE AND BJORK SHARE POLAR MUSIC PRIZE

June 21, 2010

Composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork will receive the 2010 Polar Music Prize - an annual music prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, typically shared between a pop performer and a classical artist. The pair will be invited to accept the award, worth 1 million kronor ($130,000), in Stockholm Concert Hall in August. The Polar Music Prize was founded by Stig Anderson, manager to the most famous Swedish group of all times - ABBA, in 1989. 

The Prize committee said Morricone's congenial compositions and arrangements lift our existence to another plain, as well as influence and inspire a number of musicians in the spheres of pop, rock and classical music, adding that Bjork personifies the border-breaking attributes bravely and without compromises. Previous winners also include Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones, B. B. King, Peter Gabriel, Dizzy Gillespie, Pierre Boulez and Ravi Shankar.
 
Congratulations!
 

FOLLOW BIXIO MUSIC ON FACEBOOK!

June 18, 2010

We have created an official Bixio Music Facebook Fan Page! By becoming a fan you can find out all the news and enjoy free downloads and other goodies we have prepared... Feel free to post, comment and share with your friends. See you online and divertiamoci! 

BIXIO THROWBACK

May 21, 2010

"The Only Thing More Terrifying Than The Last 12 Minutes Of This Film Are The First 92."

A young American dancer travels to Europe to join a famous ballet school. As she arrives, the camera turns to another young woman; who appears to be fleeing from the school. She returns to her apartment where she is gruesomely murdered by a hideous creature. Meanwhile; the young American is trying to settle in at the ballet school, but hears strange noises and is trobled by bizarre occurrences. She eventually discovers that the school is merely a front for a much more sinister organization.

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The only thing more terrifying than the 104 minutes of this film is the soundtrack composed and performed by Goblin - the legendary underground Italian band providing chilling musical sequences to make Suspiria a true audiovisual experience.

Goblin - Suspiria

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS KEEP ROLLING

January 26, 2010

At the 16th Annual SAG Awards presented at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, "Inglourius Basterds" was honored with two "Actors". Christoph Waltz won the Motion Picture Supporting Actor, while the collective cast of the picture received the motion picture Ensemble cast award.

Since its inaugural award show in 1995, SAG Awards became one of the major events of the Hollywod awards season. Nominees are selected by 4,200 randomly selected members of the Screen Actors Guild, and the winners are chosen by the entire membership of what is the largest union in the Industry.

 

BROADCAST FILM CRITICS’ AWARDS

January 19, 2010

On January 15, at the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Awards "Inglourious basterds" were honored in 3 categories:

Best Original Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino
Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz
Best Acting Ensamble

At the closing of the ceremony, Cristopher Waltz was also unofficially pronounced the most deserving winner and his speech the best acceptance speech of the night.

A WALTZ AT THE GLOBES

January 18, 2010

The Austrian actor Christoph Waltz received a Golden Globe in the category of Best Supporting Actor for his mesmerizing portrayal of Col. Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” at the last night’s ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton.

This marks yet another notch in the “Basterds’” belt of this award season with the most and the best yet to come. Stay tuned!

IT’S THE GRAMMY SEASON!

January 17, 2010

The Recording Academy has unveiled the nominees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards to be held at L.A.’s Staples Center on January 31st.
IDM Music is honored and proud to announce that the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece “Inglourious Basterds” has been nominated for the best soundtrack or, officially, Best Compilation Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. The soundtrack, compiled from various artists, is defined by contributions from Bixio’s own, maestro Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota.
With a list of hits too long to publish in a newsletter, IDM Music’s catalogues are represented in virtually every major category of this year’s Grammys, making for an exciting build up to the eve of the Awards.

BASTERDS OUT FOR GOLD!

January 5, 2010

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for its 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Widely acclaimed as one of the best pictures of the past year and a huge box office success, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds received HFPA nods in four prestigious categories:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Inglourious Basterds
 
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Quentin Tarantino
 
Best Director
Quentin Tarantino
 
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
Christoph Waltz
 
In anticipation of all four wins, you can watch the film over and over again in the comfort of your home as it is now out both on DVD and Blu-ray.

Drag Me To Hell

October 20, 2009

IDM Music has licensed master and publishing rights for Ennio Morricone’s “Non Rimane Piu Nessuno” for the major motion picture “Drag Me To Hell”, directed by Sam Raimi (Spider Man, The Evil Dead etc). Along with rave  reviews and a nod from Teen Choice Awards, “Drag Me To Hell” is on its way to reaching the $100 million mark at the international box office.

Drag Me To Hell

 

Inglourious Basterds

September 1, 2009

IDM Music has licensed master and publishing rights for Ennio Morricone’s and Riz Ortolani’s music for the motion picture “Inglorious Basterds” directed by Quentin Tarantino.

 Ennio Morricone – L’Incontro Con La Figlia
 Ennio Morricone – Rabbia & Tarantella
 Ennio Morricone – Mystic & Severe
 Riz Ortolani – Al Di La Della Legge

If you are interested in more info on the film and its music, please follow these links: 

Official Basterds Site  Basterds Wiki  Soundtrack

Tarantino Loses Morricone for Inglourious Basterds

January 15, 2009

Quentin Tarantino is moving forward so fast on Inglourious Basterds (which the Weinsteins want to get on-screen as soon as possible) that he's lost his composer of choice for his homage to spaghetti westerns, Ennio Morricone, who composed the soundtracks for the Sergio Leone classic westerns starring Clint Eastwood as well as Once Upon a Time in the West, my personal fave score.I will fondly remember, always, the night I met the elegant and courteous Morricone a couple years ago hanging with Eastwood at an Italian party, when he was in town to collect his special Oscar. There are two guys with a strong work ethic.

Morricone accepts 'Inglorious' offer

November 16, 2008

Tarantino asks composer to score "Bastards"

Will Ennio Morricone score "Bastards"?
The Italian composer says he has accepted Quentin Tarantino's offer to write the music for "Inglorious Bastards" - but may not be able to cover all the needed material, given the pic's time constraints.

"Tarantino will finish shooting the film in February and has to deliver it by the end of April in time for Cannes," says the famously meticulous maestro from his Rome home. "That doesn't leave me enough time to do the music. Either I start working on it before he stops shooting - after we discuss it together - or I just can't do it."

Tarantino, who has been in Germany shooting the WWII pic toplining Brad Pitt as a Tennessee hillbilly who takes on the Nazis, is known to be a massive Morricone fan.

But while he has used several Morricone Spaghetti Western themes for "Kill Bill" and "Death Proof," having the composer do all of the music for "Bastards" would mark his first full original score on a Tarantino film.

Still, says Morricone, "I might end up just writing a couple of tracks."

Considering Morricone refused to contribute even a few minutes of original music for "Pulp Fiction," the composer has certainly changed his tune.

By Nick Vivarelli