Limited edition of 1000 copies.
BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents LIVE EVIL, featuring music composed by Austin Wintory for the 2009 horror film written and directed by Jay Woelfel, starring Tim Thomerson. Mark Hengst, Olsa Wallander, Tiffany Shepis and Ken Foree.
LIVE EVIL tells the story of a quartet of bloodsucking vampires who are being chased across the country by Priest (Thomerson), a cowboy hat-wearing, samurai sword-wielding man of the Cloth, who is out for holy justice… or is it just revenge? This group of vampires, led by Benedict, are desperate to find pure blood human victims to sustain them as the world's human blood stream has become so polluted because of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, etc. that even a small amount is undrinkable. Priest kills any vampire in his path as he chases after Benedict and his friends, always leaving a playing card on their corpses with the words "Live Evil" written on them.
For LIVE EVIL, the composer chose to write orchestral music, in a gothic style. At the center of the score is a gothic requiem. Collaborating with vocalist Lisbeth Scott, the requiem was prepared in traditional Latin, interspersed with German text from Bach's Cantata 140. Also part of the score are some 80's style Rock/Metal cues for the action scenes.
Starting from a childhood obsession with the music of Jerry Goldsmith, Austin Wintory began studying piano in Denver, Colorado at age 10 and began composing almost immediately. By the time he graduated from high school, Austin had conducted his own works in nearly a dozen different orchestra concerts, written music for a start-up computer game, performed a commissioned piece for a Youth Summit convention's opening ceremony and composed and conducted an hour-long orchestral score for a former teacher's wedding ceremony and reception. He was also a commissioned composer for a Colorado Symphony chamber ensemble, the "Up Close and Musical."
His first film score, composed for the silent short, NUTS&BOLTS, directed by Newell Todd, won the Golden Silent Series score competition and received a double performance live at NYC's Lincoln Center, synched to the film. Austin received separate awards for two brass quintet works, a woodwind quintet and string quartet, as well as an orchestral work. He later received the Alan Menken Award, a distinction given annually by the legendary Disney composer.
Austin has remained busy composing a slew of scores for nearly ninety productions, ranging from short and feature films, to computer games, TV shows and commercials, corporate videos, podcasts, video art installations and even books on tape.
He has also had success as a concert composer. His concert works have been performed through various Manhattan venues, and across the pond in Europe. His commissions include works for the Black Sea Philharmonic in Constanta, Romania, two orchestral works for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in Port Charlotte, Florida, a chamber work for the Colorado Music Teacher's Association and an orchestra piece for the Colorado Youth Symphony and, for the Thorton Symphony Orchestra at the University of Southern California, "Space, Time and Plexiglass", in honor of the works of filmmaker Joss Whedon.
BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents LIVE EVIL, featuring music composed, orchestrated and produced by Austin Wintory. LIVE EVIL is a limited edition release of 1000 units.