Soundtrack Shelf live podcast taping (guest: Nick Urata) + "Beneath The Planet Of The Apes"

2:00pm – “Soundtrack Shelf” taping
4:00pm – Beneath The Planet of the Apes

Come be part of the live studio audience for the monthly taping of Cinefamily’s new 90-minute podcast devoted entirely to music written for the screen! We’ll be joined each episode by special guest composers, musicians, filmmakers and critics for curated soundtrack DJ sets and lively discussion — plus, after the conclusion of each recording session, it’s time for a feature film curated by each episode’s guests!

For our inaugural “Soundtrack Shelf” live taping, we’re stoked to have as our very first guest Nick Urata, who’s not only the leader of gypsy/folk/punk band DeVotchKa, but also the composer of the score to Ruby Sparks (the new film by Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.) Utilizing all his powers as a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist who can personally rock such wide-ranging tools as the theremin, the trumpet and the bouzouki, Urata’s film scores are lush sonic buffets where strings, shakers and synths are likely appear in equal unpredictable measure. For the first half of the show, join Nick for DJ sets highlighting some of his favorite moments from the world of film soundtracks, lively discussion about how the music selections have impacted his work, and a look at how he created the score for Ruby Sparks. Also, one of Nick’s loves is classic science fiction films and their otherworldly musical palates — so, after intermission, it’s time for a 35mm screening of his choice: the atom-crazy Beneath The Planet of The Apes, featuring Leonard Rosenman’s legendary, daring dissonant accompaniment!
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Dir. Ted Post, 1970, 35mm, 95 min.

Ruby Sparks in theaters now, from Fox Searchlight Pictures. Soundtrack to Ruby Sparks available on Milan Records. To hear selections from the soundtrack, check out Milan Records’ Soundcloud. See Nick perform selections from Ruby Sparks at Largo on Thursday, August 16th!

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Beneath The Planet Of The Apes”!