composer

Daniel Licht – composer

Daniel James Licht (March 13, 1957 – August 2, 2017) was an American soundtrack composer and musician, best known for writing the score of Showtime TV series Dexter. Daniel Licht grew up in Detroit and started playing music at the age of eight with his… Read More ›

Pino Donaggio – film composer

Giuseppe “Pino” Donaggio (born 24 November 1941) is an Italian musician and film composer. A classically-trained violinist, Donaggio is best known for his collaborations with American director Brian De Palma, scoring films such as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Body Double, and Raising Cain. Born in Burano, Venice, Donaggio began studying violin at the age of… Read More ›

Stelvio Cipriani – composer

Stelvio Cipriani – born 20 August 1937, in Rome, died 1 October 2018 – was an Italian composer, mostly of movie soundtracks, many of which were for genre films, including, horror, giallo thrillers and crime films. Cipriani’s output totalled over 200 scores…. Read More ›

Robert le Diable – opera

Robert le Diable (translation: “Robert the Devil”) is an 1831 opera in five acts composed by Giacomo Meyerbeer from a libretto written by Eugène Scribe and Germain Delavigne. Robert le Diable is regarded as one of the first grand operas… Read More ›

Balzac – rock band

Balzac (typeset as BALZAC) is a Japanese punk band formed in 1992 in Kyoto. The band was founded by singer and songwriter Hirosuke Nishiyama, who has remained the only constant member of the band since its creation. Balzac was highly influenced… Read More ›

Misfits – rock band

The Misfits are an American rock band often recognised as the progenitors of the horror punk sub-genre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey by singer and… Read More ›

Elisabeth Lutyens – composer

(Agnes) Elisabeth Lutyens (9 July 1906 – 14 April 1983) was an English composer of classical music but is best known for her contribution for scores to horror films throughout the 1960’s. Born in London, one of five children of the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and his wife… Read More ›

Theremin – musical instrument

The theremin is an early electronic musical instrument, controlled without physical contact from the player. It was originally also known as the ætherphone, etherphone, thereminophone, termenvox or thereminvox, In the 1950s, the emergence of science fiction movies as mass entertainment gave film-makers and composers-for-film a fuller palette to play… Read More ›

Goblin – rock band

Goblin is an Italian progressive rock band formed from the ashes of two bands, Oliver and Cherry Five, by keyboardist Claudio Simonetti (born in 1952 in São Paulo), guitarist Massimo Morante (born in 1952 in Rome), bassist Fabio Pignatelli and drummer Carlo Bordini, replaced soon after… Read More ›

Basil Kirchin – composer

In England, jazz drummer Basil Kirchin had established himself as a reliable hand to bandleaders such as Ted Heath, belting out resolutely British jazz stylings to 1950s ‘cats’. Although his success was recognised not just by his contemporaries but also audiences… Read More ›