The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, as part of their celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, will be releasing a new studio album featuring the original concert work “Voyage”, which Michael wrote and premiered last year at the Kennedy Center. Called “Voyage”, the album will be released on July 5 and feature other space-themed compositions, including music from TV shows as well as music from Michael’s Star Trek (2009) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Michael will be joining filmmaker Brad Bird at the 2019 View Conference, held in Turin, Italy, this fall. The conference, which focuses on visual effects, animation, gaming, and other forms of visual media, will take place from October 21-25, and Michael will be giving a keynote address, as well as performing a concert of his work. You can register for the conference here.
Michael received a top honor last week at the 2019 ASCAP Screen Msuic Awards, when he was given the coveted Henry Mancini Award. You can read more about the event here, and watch Michael’s acceptance speech below.
Michael will be providing the score to Taika Waititi’s new film, Jojo Rabbit. Read more here.
Producer Alex Kurtzman announced that Michael will be directing one of the upcoming Star Trek: Short Treks – and it will be animated.
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.