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Double nominations for Chad Cannon from the International Film Music Critics Association!

February 9, 2017

  • Breakthrough Composer of the Year (alongside Justin Hurwitz, La La Land, and Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, Stranger Things)
  • Best Original Score for a Documentary (alongside Hans Zimmer, Planet Earth II)
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Paper Lanterns

by Chad Cannon

PAPER LANTERNS is a feature documentary film about Hiroshima survivor Shigeaki Mori and the 12 American prisoners of war who were killed by the atomic bomb in 1945. Shigeaki Mori recently made headlines worldwide when President Barack Obama embraced him as part of his historic visit to Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Directed by Barry Frechette.

Released by Quartet Records, this trans-Pacific soundtrack features Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi; Mai Fujisawa, vocals/lyrics; and a Hollywood orchestra recorded at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles. It received a 2016 International Film Music Critics Association nomination for Best Original Score for a Documentary.

Get the album now! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paper-lanterns-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/id1112638195

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Chad works with some of the world's most renowned composers and orchestrators. In 2017, he was chief arranger and orchestrator for Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music From the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki, which premiered in Paris. He also traveled with Hisaishi to Hiroshima, where the World Dream Orchestra premiered Chad's arrangement of music from the 1986 Ghibli classic, Castle in the Sky.  Under Conrad Pope, Chad has orchestrated for Academy Award-winning composers Alexandre Desplat and Howard Shore, and is credited under Tim Williams on Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. He also did arrangements for the League of Legends 2017 World Championship, held at the Beijing Olympic Stadium and Water Cube (video below).

Wonderfully orchestral, thematic, melodic, dramatic, epic and romantic...
— MovieScore Media, 2016