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.
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!
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.......
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
Christmas message from Bixio
December 22, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 23, 2010
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.
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.
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.
Goblin With a Twist
November 8, 2010
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.
Timmy Goes To Hollywood
November 3, 2010
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.
October 18, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay as You Are
September 2, 2010
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.
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.
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…
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…
Streets To Blame by Keith Emerson
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
THE JAZZARIFIC EVA
July 14, 2010
25 YEARS LATER...
June 24, 2010
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…
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.
FOLLOW BIXIO MUSIC ON FACEBOOK!
June 18, 2010
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
If you are interested in more info on the film and its music, please follow these links:
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
Cesare Andrea Bixio
Cesare Andrea Bixio, an extremely versatile and creative composer, was born on 11th of October 1896. He soon revealed his musical talent, writing his first song, Suonno e Fantasia, when he was only thirteen years old. He then started to frequent the variety theatre where he would meet the artists and singers who were to launch successfully his repertoire. In 1920, Bixio founded in Naples the...More