The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores. In every episode, a composer tells the creation story of their music used in some of today's top film, television and video game soundtracks.
CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ is a composer and producer for film, television, records, and Video Games. films credits include Box office hit comedies including The Boss, Horrible Bosses (1 &2), Think Like A Man (1 &2),, and Identity Thief, popular family comedies including Alvin and the Chipmunks and Hop. He’s scored television series including Supernatural, Galavant and Marvel’s Agent Carter and video games such as Mass Effect 3, Starhawk, Medal of Honor, and the James Bond: 007 series, Lennertz has also collaborated with music giants including Dave Grusin, RZA, members of Pearl Jam, Jane’s Addiction and THE Dave Matthews Band.
One of his most recent scoring projects is for Sony Pictures Animated film, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE. This new take on the Smurfs film marks the first collaboration between Lennertz and the film’s director, Kelly Asbury. In addition to writing the score for the film, Lennertz co-wrote a song with Award-winning singer-songwriter KT Tunstall.
Smurfs: The Lost Village tells the story of Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty and their race through the Forbidden Forest; the gang must find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel. Embarking on a journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
In this episode of THE ANNOTATOR, Christopher Lennertz talks about how he worked with director Kelly Asbury to set the tone for this new Smurf creation, how he created “smurf flower horn” now 80’s Amblin movies influenced this film and score, and just what the purpose of his original song, “You will Always Find Me In Your Heart” , was in the film.
02:05 - Track 1 - “Meet the Smurfs”
04:50 - Track 2 - “To the Village”
07:12 - Track 4 - “Gargamel's Lair”
09:00 - Track 13 - “Raft Chase”
11:54 - Track 23 - “The Truest Smurf of All”
17:27 - Track 25 - “Smurf Eating Flowers (Bonus Track)”
00:00 - Track 7 - “Get Those Smurfs”
18:22 - Track 24 - "End Credits Suite”
20:32 - Track 1 - “Paris Can Wait″ (Paris Can Wait)
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE SOUNDTRACK
Released by MADISON GATE RECORDS
Digital and CD - 25-track soundtrack was released on March 31, 2017
You can find the soundtrack at Amazon.com, iTunes or streaming on Spotify.
MORE ABOUT THE COMPOSER
You can find out and hear more music by CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ at his official website CHRISTOPHERLENNERTZ.COM or follow him on twitter @clennertz
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