BuySoundtrax Records is proud to announce the release of The Music of Battlestar Galactica For Solo Piano a two-disc set featuring piano performances by Joohyun Park of Bear McCreary’s groundbreaking score. The recording will be available digitally, in stores, and from www.buysoundtrax.com on September 14th.
Battlestar Galactica Songbook for Piano Solo (Piano Solo Songbook)
Listen to a sample of the music produced by McCreary & Park. This has been called the definitive track of Battlestar. It has also been called the “Adama is Really Pissed Off” theme amongst many other variations of that premise.
Pianist Joohyun Park was born in Kwang-Ju, South Korea. She began studying music at age 6. Park received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees of Piano from Yon Sei Univeristy (Seoul, Korea) and a Bachelor’s Degree of Contemporary Writing and Production from Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music. She has worked as a score coordinator, pianist, orchestrator and assistant composer for movies including Priest, The Informers, Drag Me To Hell, Creation, When in Rome, The Black Tulip, and Love Happens.
Battlestar Galactica: Season One
The music from Battlestar Galactica has a rabid following. No fewer than six soundtrack albums have been released to date, all selling well and enthusiastically praised by critics. There have also been several live concerts featuring the music. In 2008, more than 1,000 fans attended two sold-out shows at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, with some fans flying in from as far as England and Australia.
Battlestar Galactica: Season Two
Battlestar Galactica: Season 3
McCreary, himself a skilled pianist, personally translated his acclaimed, world music-influenced orchestral score into unique piano solo arrangements. “At last, fans can now be a part of the musical process themselves and experience the score as I first did: with fingertips touching the ivories,” described McCreary.
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4
McCreary performed these pieces and recorded many as videos uploaded to his YouTube library. “As I learned the pieces, I realized that another artist would be able to bring a new interpretation to these works,” he explained. “My performances, though technically correct, are strongly influenced by the studio recordings I spent years producing.
Battlestar Galactica – The Plan / Razor
The Music of Battlestar Galactica For Solo Piano will be available digitally, in stores, and directly from Buy Soundtrax on September 14, 2011. The first 100 people to order the 2CD set at www.buysoundtrax.com will receive a copy autographed by McCreary and Park.