Composer Benjamin Wallfisch will dedicate the upcoming Hours soundtrack album in memory of the film's lead actor Paul Walker, following his tragic and untimely passing. In addition, Varèse Sarabande Records and Wallfisch will respectively donate a portion of the soundtrack's sales and royalties to Walker's non-profit, Reach Out WorldWide (www.roww.org). Varèse Sarabande Records will release Hours - Original Motion Picture soundtrack on December 17.
In Hours, Walker plays a father who struggles to keep his daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. After bowing at SXSW Film Festival in March, Hours will be released on December 13.
Wallfisch is a multi-award nominated composer who made his scoring debut at 24 on the crime drama Dear Wendy starring Bill Pullman and Jamie Bell. Original scores include Desert Dancer and Summer in February. He has served as an orchestrator and conductor on director Joe Wright's cinematic canon including Anna Karenina, Pride and Prejudice, The Soloist, and the Oscar-winning score for Atonement. He also orchestrated and arranged Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and his documentary production, Life in a Day.
Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande Records is the leading music label dedicated to releasing film and television soundtracks from all genres. Varèse Sarabande has released over 2,000 soundtrack titles over its 35-year history and continues to release 60+ new titles annually. The label is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with a series of concerts. Universal Music Distribution, the biggest music distributor in the world, distributes Varèse Sarabande Records.
Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW)consisting of skilled volunteersis a non-profit registered 501(c)(3) organization. While part of a relief team responding to the massive earthquakes that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, actor/producer Paul Walker saw a gap between the availability of skilled resources and the requirement for such personnel in post-disaster situations. Following the trip he contacted a group of his friends to assist him in forming ROWW with the purpose of filling this unmet need.