Rolfe Kent


Here’s the official track list of the soundtrack of Downsizing, the upcoming science-fiction drama comedy movie directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, and Neil Patrick Harris:

Downsizing Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Rolfe Kent.
1. A Lab in Norway (0:46)
2. The World Is Amazed (Main Title Theme) (1:47)
3. Paul’s Theme / Visiting Leisureland (3:02)
4. The Tiny City Beckons / Estate Aale (1:31)
5. Ngọc’s Theme (1:53)
6. Inching Toward the Downsizing Procedure (3:45)
7. The Downsizing Waltz (5:37)
8. Five Inches Tall and All Alone (4:43)
9. Ngọc Guides Paul Upriver and to the Other Side of the Tracks (5:09)
10. “Thank You Special Time”/ Paul Tends to Ngọc’s Needs (4:11)
11. A Dock in Norway: The Originals (2:31)
12. Exodus, Farewells, Lost Luggage and Reunions (7:18)
13. The Aeroplane Home / The Rain (4:01)
14. A Little Change In the Weather – The Swingles (3:30)
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You may listen to a preview of the soundtrack thanks to WaterTower Music:

Downsizing Soundtrack – The World Is Amazed – Rolfe Kent (Official Video)

Plot Synopsis:
When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

The movie soundtrack of Downsizing will be released on December 22, 2017 by WaterTower Music.

Here’s the movie trailer: Continue reading »

Rock Dog

We’ve got our hands on the official track list of the soundtrack of Rock Dog, the upcoming Chinese-American 3D CG animated movie directed by Ash Brannon:

Rock Dog Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Rolfe Kent.
1. Opening Title
2. An Old Friend
3. Bodi’s Village
4. Changing The Guard
5. Bodi’s Bad Aim
6. Mending The Dramyan
7. A Mastif in Wolf’s Clothing
8. Khampa Scares Bodi and the Whole Village Panics
9. The Yak’s Ticket
10. Bodi’s Ticket Out
11. Leaving Snow Mountain
12. Bus Ride & Near Escape
13. First Time in the Big City
14. Learning of, and Encountering, the Amazing Skattergood
15. At the Fight Club
16. Angus Runs from Fans
17. Wolves – Scary but Incompetent
18. The Library of Awesomeness
19. The Injustice of Skattergood
20. The Wolves Trap Bodi
21. Investigating the Mysterious Disappearance of Bodi
22. Escaping the Griz
23. Wolves at Snow Mountain
24. The Wolves Chase Bodi Through the Village
25. Bodi Finds the Fire – Adam Friedman & Rolfe Kent
26. A Father’s Hug
27. Glorious – Adam Friedman
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The music video of the theme song:

Rock Dog (2017 Movie) – Official Lyric Video “Glorious” by Adam Friedman

And thanks to Lakeshore Records here’s a preview of the film score:

Rock Dog – Rolfe Kent – Soundtrack Preview (Official Video)

Plot Synopsis:
Bodi (Luke Wilson), a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, is expected to become the next village guard to a group of fun-loving, country-side sheep, but fears he does not have the passion to assume the role from his dad Khampa (J. K. Simmons). Everything changes when a radio literally falls out of the sky and Bodi hears a song by rock legend Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), opening his heart to a musical world he must explore. Leaving home to chase his destiny in the big city, Bodi attracts the attention of Khampa’s nemesis Linnux (Lewis Black). Leader of a hungry wolf pack, Linnux believes that Bodi is his ticket back into the village and closer to delicious sheep. It is up to Bodi to save his family and friends from harm without giving up his newfound dream.

The movie soundtrack of Rock Dog will be released on February 24, 2017 by Lakeshore Records.

A few words from Rolfe Kent about the soundtrack:

“Bodi has his own theme which we first hear as we follow him walking through the mountain village. He plays a Dramyen in the film. I listened to that and also went through collections of Tibetan and Mongolian flutes and horns and drums. Mongolian music has lots of very usable elements that work well for a western ear. I wove some great wooden flutes into the fabric of the music, and some Asian cymbals and drums, and we had some fascinating days recording all these incredible players live.”
.I always loved the sound of Yo-Yo Ma’s sliding cello in CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON, and for Bodi’s father, Khampa, who is a Kung Fu master after all, I used solo cello in a similar style, with the softly sad glissandos of the cello revealing his gentler side, and how he misses his son. This theme keeps coming back each time we revisit Khampa.
I enjoyed creating the wolves’ musical elements, some sinister (inspired by brass harmonies in Prokoviev’s Peter and the Wolf), and some slightly 70’s grooviness, as they drive around in their 70’s gangster cars. The wolves really bring some twisted spice to the story, and their recurring musical elements were always fun to work on.”

Rolfe Kent

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Gambit (with Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth)

Here’s the official track list of the soundtrack of Gambit, the comedy movie remake directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth:

Gambit Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Rolfe Kent. – Original songs by Robby Armstrong.
1. Rodeo – Robby Armstrong
2. Smokin & Drinkin – Robby Armstrong
3. Birthday Happy – Robby Armstrong
4. Once – Peggy Lee
5. Deep in the Heart of Texas – Moe Brandy
6. Gambit Overture
7. I Have a Plan
8. The Auction
9. Harry’s Fantasy Appraisal
10. The Waiting Room
11. The Savoy/Ming Vase
12. Harry on the Ledge
13. Pj Gets Personal
14. Harry Meets the Lion
15. Zaidenweber Inspects
16. Harry Exposes the Fake
17. Meanwhile
Gambit Song - Gambit Music - Gambit Soundtrack - Gambit Score

A preview of the soundtrack:

Gambit – Official Soundtrack Preview

Plot Synopsis:
Harry Dean, an art curator, plans to take revenge on his abusive and loaded boss by conning him into buying a fake painting: Monet’s Haystacks. For the plan to work, he requires the help of a beautiful woman to play his gambit. Harry finds the perfect candidate in an eccentric and unpredictable rodeo queen from Texas. But as Harry becomes more infatuated with her, his mighty plan takes a series of wrong turns.

The movie soundtrack of Gambit will be released on May 13, 2014 by Lakeshore Records.

Labor Day

Here’s the official track list of the soundtrack of Labor Day, the upcoming drama movie written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin:

Labor Day Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Mmusic composed and conducted by Rolfe Kent.
1. I’m Going Home – Arlo Guthrie
2. A Stroll
3. Price Mart
4. Hunger For Human Touch
5. Frank the HandyMan
6. Eating Pie
7. Here Before – Vashti Bunyan
8. Exercises in B Minor, Op. 35, No. 22: Allegretto – Shin-ichi Fukuda
9. Adele’s Miscarriages
10. Letter To Dad
11. Frank Is Arrested
12. Henry Grows Up
13. Romance de los Pinos – Andrés Segovia
Labor Day Song - Labor Day Music - Labor Day Soundtrack - Labor Day Score

Plot Synopsis:
“Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.”

The soundtrack of Labor Day will be released on December 17, 2013.

Mr Popper’s Penguins

We’ve got our hands on the track list of the soundtrack of Mr Popper’s Penguins, the upcoming comedy movie starring Face expert Jim Carrey:

Mr Popper’s Penguins Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Rolfe Kent
1. Radio Chat / The Streets Of New York
2. The Horn Of Africa
3. Popper’s Life / Reginald And The Will
4. A Live Penguin
5. To The Tavern And Van Gundy
6. Captain Runs A Bath
7. Trying To Get Rid Of Captain
8. A New Host Of Penguins
9. The Man From The Zoo
10. Of Sleep And Soccer
11. Penguins’ Uncanny Tracking Ability
12. Guggenheim Pandemonium
13. What Advice Have You Got, Dad
14. Training The Birds
15. Dresses, Daughters, And Eggs
16. Showing Amanda The Eggs
17. Skating Date
18. Whoever Has The Fish
19. Kent And His Camera Phone
20. Eggs Hatching / Captain Waits
21. Popper’s Gone Crazy
22. Life Without Penguins
23. The Lost Letter, And Popper Has A Plan
24. The Escape From The Zoo
25. A Race To The Tavern On The Green
26. Challenge At The Tavern — Come To Popper!
27. A Family In Antarctica
Mr Popper's Penguins Song - Mr Popper's Penguins Music - Mr Popper's Penguins Soundtrack

Composer Rolfe Kent (Up In The Air, Sideways) provides a playful, ebullient score. The album includes the original score from composer Rolfe Kent, who collaborated on the project with director Mark Waters for the sixth time. The orchestral score was recorded in May on the Fox Alfred Newman scoring stage in Los Angeles

The soundtrack of Mr Popper’s Penguins will be released on June 28, 2011.