A talk with the sonic archeologists at La-La Land Records

With panelists Matt Verboys, author Jeff Bond, Neil S. Bulk, Dan Goldwasser, composer Joe Kraemer and legendary producer / mixer Mike Matessino, who’s worked on over 100 soundtracks and Isolated Scores over the last 25 years, for LLL as well as Varése Sarabande, Intrada, Kritzerland, Quartet and others. Moderated by Concordia Film professor Randolph Jordan.

We live in miraculous times when it comes to the availability of motion picture scores, those both long-unavailable (or in some cases, previously unavailable in any way) and historically neglected with only partial releases. Composers whose work seldom saw standalone releases now have their entire output available, often in definitive presentations, no less, regularly sourced from original 2-inch music masters, vault elements that in some cases hadn’t been touched in decades and were in need of significant restoration work.

At the forefront of these incredible endeavors is La-La Land Records. In recent years, this label and their team of producers-cum-sonic-archeologists have attained access to archives that until recently were inaccessible to anyone but their respective studio owners. They’ve restored and released definitive and often expanded presentations of key genre scores from across the decades, from such composers as Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, Elmer Bernstein, Danny Elfman, Hideakira Sakurai, David Shire, Leonard Rosenman, Dimitri Tiomkin, Basil Poledouris, Jerry Goldsmith, John Carpenter and John Williams, among many others.

Join us for a talk with some of La-La Land’s key team of holy grail rescuers to discuss the agonies and ecstasies of soundtrack preservation work.