John Altman “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”

Saturday, 12 December 2020 — Duration: 3:38:12

John Altman
“Bright Side of Life”
Dec 12, 2020

Sylvester Rivers (moderator)

Film Scoring
Arranging Pop Hits
Composing & Arranging Commercials

John Altman is a film composer, music arranger, orchestrator, conductor, and saxophonist. Among the 54 movies he composed, arranged, and orchestrated for are Titanic (period music), Monty Python’s Life of Brian, and Goldeneye, winning a BAFTA Award for Hear My Song and a Golden Globe for orchestrating Sheltering Sky and Léon: The Professional. He also won an Emmy for his score for RKO281, was nominated for Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, and received a nomination for the Golden Reel award for Little Voice. In addition to writing a 100-minute score for the silent movie Shooting Star for the London Film Festival Gala, John has his name as an arranger on 19 platinum records, including George Michael’s album “Faith”, which won several GRAMMYs in 1989 including Album of the Year, and was nominated for the Rutles film All You Need Is Cash. He wrote for Simple Minds, Barry White, Tina Turner, Björk, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Pretenders, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, and many others and has scored over 4,000 commercials worldwide to boot.

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