born on 23/10/1955
Links www.graemerevell.com (English)
|Born||October 23 1955
Auckland, New Zealand
Graeme Revell (born 23 October 1955) is a New Zealand film score composer.
Revell attended Auckland Grammar School, where he finished his final year in 7A.
Education and training
Revell is a classically trained pianist and French horn player, but also graduated from the University of Auckland with degrees in economics and political science.
He worked as a regional planner in Australia and Indonesia, and was also an orderly in an Australian psychiatric hospital.
Revell was a founding member of the industrial music band SPK, playing keyboards and percussion. The SPK single, "In Flagrante Delicto", was the basis for the Dead Calm film score (his first) that won him an Australian Film Industry award.
Revell's musical style is predominantly electronic and computer-based, yet often utilizes classical instruments or entire arrangements for certain pieces (similar to his contemporary counterparts, Hans Zimmer and Mark Isham). The orchestral scores that Revell has composed have changed throughout his careerfrom Bernard Herrmann-like pieces to Ennio Morricone-influenced works.
Revell's music is often re-used from movie to movie and in more recent times he has collaborated with other artists on their albums. After the success of his soundtrack on Red Planet where he used the voice of French singer Emma Shapplin to back up and often lead his score, he collaborated with her on her own album Etterna, producing all of her songs. He has recently been interviewed for the independent documentary Finding Kraftland.
Revell has been assisted in sound design by dark ambient composer, Lustmord.
On 18 May 2005, Revell was honored at the annual BMI Film & TV Awards with the Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement.
Television and video
- Bangkok Hilton (1988) (mini-series)
- Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
- Tomb Raider (1996)
- Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998)
- Bats Abound (1999)
- Frank Herbert's Dune (2000) (mini-series)
- Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
- CSI: Miami (2002)
- Kung Faux (2003)
- Legends (2004)
- The Forgotten (2009)
- The River (2011)
- Call of Duty 2 (2005)
- Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (2005)
- Graeme Revell, 2012. URL accessed on 4 September 2012.
- [Graeme Revell at All Music Guide allmusic ((( Lustmord > Overview )))]
- BMI Honors Composers of Top Movies, TV Shows and Cable Programs at 2005 Film/TV Awards. bmi.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-28.