Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Best Original Score
It just came out from the 4th Annual International Film Music Critics Association that Joe Hisaishi's "Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi" has won in the 'Best Original Score for Television' category.
The nominees for that category are :
- BATTLESTAR GALACTICA [SEASON 3], music by Bear McCreary
- DOCTOR WHO [SEASON 3], music by Murray Gold
- LOST [SEASON 3], music by Michael Giacchino
- TAE WANG SA SHIN GI (THE STORY OF THE GREAT KING AND THE FOUR GODS), music by Joe Hisaishi
- TIN MAN, music by Simon Boswell
source - http://www.filmmusiccritics.org
The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is an association of online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing about original film and television music. The IFMCA Awards are the only awards given to composers by film music journalists.
The IFMCA strongly feels that a film score’s strength lies in the combined impact of two important elements: the effectiveness, appropriateness and emotional impact of the score in the context of the film for which it was written; and the technical and intellectual merit of the composition when heard as a standalone listening experience. As such, the membership votes for the best scores of each year with these two criteria in mind, and strives to recognize scores which excel in both these areas.
I guess music is truly an international language. Even though the music in TWSSG has a strong Asian historical essence that fits the drama perfectly, it is equally pleasurable to enjoy it as standalone pieces. Congratulations, TWSSG and Joe Hisaishi!