Score Album Available on Bulletproof in November
Film in Theatres October 10th
(Hollywood, CA) Composer Andrew Lockington's recent score to Walden Media's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" solidified him scoring their next film "City of Ember," starring Bill Murray and Tim Robbins. Lockington created an original epic score by incorporating a 90-piece orchestra along with an 85-member choir. "City of Ember" opens October 10th; score album will be released by Bulletproof (through Universal) available early November.
The composer wanted his score to emulate the magnitude of the film. ‘"Moments of incredible beauty and emotion peek through in contrast to the dark landscape that is "City of Ember,"' Lockington said about the film's score. Lockington recorded and mixed the score at the legendary Abbey Road. The score features unique percussion elements accented by mystical wind instruments that could only be compared to "whale music." Special features to the brass section include four Wagner Horns that lend their bold signature to the score's main theme.
"City of Ember" tells the story of an ancient city whose existence becomes threatened when a generator keeping the city alive begins to fail. The lamps that light the city start to flicker and the food supplies begin to run out. Two teenagers race against time, to unlock the mystery of the city's existence in attempt to save the city and its people.
Lockington is a protégé of award-winning composer Mychael Danna (Little Miss Sunshine). Lockington's credits include "Skinwalkers," "Saint Ralph," "Touch of Pink," and the scores for the HBO features "Xchange" and "Stranger Inside." More recently, Lockington scored the indie film "One Week," which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.