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|Origin||New York City, New York|
|Genres||Film score, soundtrack, trance music|
Tomandandy is an American musical duo from New York City, consisting of members Thomas Hajdu and Andy Milburn. While they are best known for their work scoring films,their portfolio includes music for television commercials as well as television programs, records and art installations.
Andy Milburn was born in Texas and went to Princeton University for undergraduate as well as graduate work. At Princeton, his primary focus was creating computer music and computer music applications. During that time, he contributed to the early computer music system called Real-time Cmix. Thomas Hajdu was born in Canada and moved to the US to work on his graduate studies at Princeton University. Tom has sat on many award juries and chaired and spoken at international conferences about the impact of technology on content including TED, MIT Enterprise Forum and Digital Hollywood.
Milburn and Hajdu moved to New York after Princeton and started collaborating with film director Mark Pellington at MTV and film editors Hank Corwin and Bruce Ashley in the UK. Soon their work was being used in commercials, TV shows, feature films, art installations and record projects. Tomandandy quickly grew and they built a number of recording studios in New York and later in Los Angeles. At the same time, Tomandandy invested in technological innovations focusing on digital entertainment. A notable project was the MTV "Buzz" series.
In 1992, Tomandandy appeared on the Red Hot Organization's dance compilation album, Red Hot + Dance , contributing an original dance track, "Theme From Red Hot & Dance (Gothic Mix)." The album attempted to raise awareness and money in support of the AIDS epidemic, and all proceeds were donated to AIDS charities.
In 2009, Tomandandy won Best Horror Score (runner-up) in Fangoria's Chainsaw Awardfor their score to The Strangers .
|1994||Killing Zoe||Roger Avary||N/A|
|1995||Mr. Stitch||Roger Avary||Television film|
|1997||Going All the Way||Mark Pellington||N/A|
|2000||Waking the Dead||Keith Gordon||Composed with Scott Shields|
|2002||The Mothman Prophecies||Mark Pellington||N/A|
|2002||The Rules of Attraction||Roger Avary||N/A|
|2004||Mean Creek||Jacob Aaron Estes||N/A|
|2004||Freshman Orientation||Ryan Shiraki||N/A|
|2005||Love, Ludlow||Adrienne Weiss||N/A|
|2006||Right at Your Door||Chris Gorak||N/A|
|2006||The Hills Have Eyes||Alexandre Aja||N/A|
|2006||The Covenant||Renny Harlin||N/A|
|2008||Sleep Dealer||Alex Rivera||N/A|
|2008||The Strangers||Bryan Bertino||N/A|
|2008||The Echo||Yam Laranas||N/A|
|2009||The Good Guy||Julio DePietro||Composed with Kurt Oldman|
|2010||Resident Evil: Afterlife||Paul W. S. Anderson||N/A|
|2010||And Soon the Darkness||Marcos Efron||N/A|
|2011||I Melt with You||Mark Pellington||N/A|
|2011||The Details||Jacob Aaron Estes||N/A|
|2012||The Apparition||Todd Lincoln||N/A|
|2012||Resident Evil: Retribution||Paul W. S. Anderson||N/A|
|2013||Blaze You Out||Mateo Frazier|
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|2014||Girl House||Trevor Matthews||N/A|
|2014||7 Minutes||Jay Martin||N/A|
|2015||Sinister 2||Ciaran Foy||N/A|
|2016||Havenhurst||Andrew C. Erin||N/A|
|2016||The Monster||Bryan Bertino||N/A|
|2016||City of Joy||Madeleine Gavin||Composed with Lokua Kanza|
|2017||47 Meters Down||Johannes Roberts||N/A|
|2017||Wish Upon||John R. Leonetti||N/A|
|2019||The Wolf's Call||Antonin Baudry||N/A|
|2019||The Silence||John R. Leonetti||N/A|
|2019||47 Meters Down: Uncaged||Johannes Roberts||N/A|
|2019||Haunt|| Scott Beck |
|2019||Lucky Day||Roger Avary||N/A|
Soul Coughing was an American alternative rock band composed of vocalist/guitarist Mike Doughty, keyboardist/sampler Mark Degli Antoni, bassist Sebastian Steinberg, and drummer Yuval Gabay. Soul Coughing developed a devout fanbase and garnered largely positive response from critics. Steve Huey of AllMusic describes the band as "one of the most unusual cult bands of the 1990s... driven by frontman Mike Doughty's stream-of-consciousness poetry. Soul Coughing's sound was a willfully idiosyncratic mix of improvisational jazz grooves, oddball samples, hip hop, electronics, and noisy experimentalism." The band's sound was described by Doughty as "deep slacker jazz."
Gabriel Yared is a Lebanese-French composer, best known for his work in French and American cinema.
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Basil Konstantine Poledouris was a Greek-American composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film and television scores, best known for his long-running collaborations with directors John Milius and Paul Verhoeven. Among his works are scores for the films Conan the Barbarian (1982), Red Dawn (1984), Iron Eagle (1986), RoboCop (1987), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Free Willy (1993), Starship Troopers (1997) and Les Miserables (1998). Poledouris won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special for his work on the four-part miniseries Lonesome Dove in 1989, and was a four-time recipient of the BMI Film Music Award.
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Boris Claudio "Lalo" Schifrin is an Argentine-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. He is best known for his large body of film and TV scores since the 1950s, including the "Theme from Mission: Impossible", Bullitt and Enter the Dragon. He has received five Grammy Awards and six Oscar nominations. Associated with the jazz music genre, Schifrin is also noted for his collaborations with Clint Eastwood from the late 1960s to the 1980s, particularly the Dirty Harry films.
Emergency Broadcast Network is the name of a multimedia performance group formed in 1991 that took its name from the Emergency Broadcast System. The founders were Rhode Island School of Design graduates Joshua Pearson, Gardner Post, and Brian Kane. Kane left EBN in 1992. The EBN Live Team included DJ Ron O'Donnell; video artist-technologist Greg Deocampo, founder of Company of Science and Art (CoSA); founding CTO of IFilm.com), artist-designer Tracy Brown; and programmer-technologist Mark Marinello.
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Red Hot Organization (RHO) is a not-for-profit, 501(c) 3, international organization dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture.
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