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
- TIN MAN, music by Simon Boswell

source -
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!


gosijo said...

Hi Jaime,

Thanks for being on top of things. Wow! That is wonderful international recognition!

jaime said...

my dear gosijo,

hehe, you are very welcome. Yes, this award comes from the industry, so it says a lot about Joe Hisaishi.

love ... jaime

Toujours_BYJ said...

Hi Jaime,

Thanks for this wonderful news, I'm very glad for TWSSG and Mr Joe Hisaishi.
Among the winner, there is also a French, Alexandre Desplat, who wins 2 awards Composer of the Year and Best original Score.

jaime said...

my dear camille,

Mr. Joe Hisaishi is indeed talented. I love TWSSG OST very much.

Congratulations on your countrymen's achievement too.

love ... jaime

Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone!

Wowowow, Jaime, that is such GREAT news!!! The fact that he won in that international category is quite an honour -- and a totally deserved honour -- it is about the greatest OST I've ever heard, and I've definitely heard it often enough to know, hahaha!

And thanks for the sushi lessons, how awesome!! YUM!! Make sure you have lots of it ready when I come visit you in Tokyo, ok?

love to all,

HeippieH said...

Dear Jaime,

Now I see where the TWSSG/Joe Hisaishi won the original score. When you first mentioned it, I thought the award was from MBC, and wonder how I could miss that. Now it all makes sense and I truly agree, this is a huge honor. Congratulations to Joe Hisaishi and TWSSG. Totally agree that listening to the TWSSG OST as standalone pieces are equally pleasurable. Good music is like HRH, repetition tests its quality - The more you have it, the more you want it, that's a good one. I found TWSSG OST pieces are just as good as HRH - I haven't got tired of it after repeating so many times.


jaime said...

hi chief,

thanks for dropping by. I agree with you, the TWSSG music is instantly recognizable and loved. Joe hisaishi is a great composer.

Hehe ok chief, I'll have your favourite sushi waiting for you when you come to japan.

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Yes dear h,

for someone like you who know and love music, you can understand why TWSSG's music is appreciated by the industry critics. I hope TWSSG is not only awarded in the music category worldwide, but for the drama itself. Wonder if there is any international body which assess TV drama?

please take care!

love ... jaime