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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

E.S. Posthumus--Trailer music

I learned a while back about trailer music which is music that is used in Movie trailers or rather movie previews but is often not the music used in the actual movie.  It turns out that many movies don't have the soundtrack music ready until close to the release of the movie.  But they need trailers to be shown at the theater and on the Internet to start getting some interest in their music. 

There are a number of people who make this kind of music but the one I wanted to put samples out for today is E.S. Posthumus.  E.S. Posthumus is a music group that was created by two brothers who were taught to play the piano by their mother.  Helmut and Franz Vonlichten have created a lot of music that has been used over and over in movie trailers and on T.V. shows.  (For more info click here)

Below are two examples of their music which is used in a movie trailer.  This first video is a homemade movie trailer with scenes from the movie Equalibrium.  It has a lot of gun play involved and if that bothers you please go to the next one.  The song is Ebla by E.S. Posthumus.

Here is some video from Planet Earth IMAX to the music of Nara by E.S. Posthumus


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