Last night Michael won the Annie Award for “Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production” for his score to Incredibles 2.
Michael joined fellow composers Mychael Danna, Nicholas Britell and Justin Hurwitz at a special composer’s panel in Los Angeles. Check out the highlights below:
Michael was recently interviewed by Gold Derby editor Joyce Eng at a special composer’s panel in Los Angeles.
Tim Grieving spoke with Michael and with Kyle Davis from the Pacific Northwest Ballet about the ballet’s new piece that features the music from Jupiter Ascending.
Here & Now: Jupiter Ascending
This past June, Michael debuted his commissioned piece Voyage, at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra. Get a behind the scenes look at the creation of the piece, including snippets of Michael’s home movies, family photos and the inspiration of space travel.
The Pacific Northwest Ballet will premiere A Dark and Lonely Space, an original dance piece choreographed by Kyle Davis featuring the music Michael wrote for Jupiter Ascending.
Michael is looking forward to scoring the next installment of Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Monster Challenge, a short film that Michael wrote, directed and scored, will premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin later this month. The short film – a satirical take on Japanese game shows – stars Patton Oswalt, Ben Schwartz, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Brenneman, Taishi Mizuno, Ann Madox, and Teruko Nakajima.
Michael will attending the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas this weekend to conduct his suite Star Trek, Into Darkness, and Beyond. at the Saturday night gala. In addition, Michael will join Cherrytree Inc. as they auction off a special edition BORG cube Friday night August 3rd at 6pm. Proceeds will benefit Education Through Music LA. Find out who signed the Borg here.
See students from the music program at ETM-LA play Michael’s theme and discuss what they love about Star Trek.
Michael will be conducting his “Star Trek Into Darkness, and Beyond” suite with the Nevada Pops Orchestra on Saturday, August 4th, as part of the 2018 Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. He will be joined by Star Trek composers Dennis McCarthy and Jeff Russo, so be sure to buy your tickets today for this special event!