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COMPOSER MICHAEL PRICE WINS EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR SHERLOCK
(Hollywood, CA) August 20th, 2014— British composer Michael Price wins the Creative Arts Emmy along with fellow composer David Arnold for Outstanding Music Composition for A Miniseries, Movie or a Special (original dramatic score) for the BBC mini-series Sherlock. Price is a four-time Emmy nominee (all for Sherlock 2010, 2012, 2014). In addition to the Emmy, the score was recognized with Royal Television Society Award and BAFTA nominations. Prior to Sherlock, Price’s long history collaborating with award-winning composer David Arnold began as a music producer, and arranger. Price also contributed additional music on a number of Arnold’s projects including the Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
The musical style of Price and Arnold’s Sherlock features full orchestra, electronica influences, mild rhythmic syncopation, acoustic sonority, varying tempo and time signatures and chromatic harmonic structure. The British television crime drama (http://en.wikipedia.org/
Michael Price entered the world of film music in the late 1990s. After initially developing a successful career as a contemporary dance composer, Price was invited by composer Michael Kamen to orchestrate and program electronic sounds for the Paramount sci-fi thriller Event Horizon; this led to a long working relationship encompassing numerous highly successful film scores in London, LA and Prague, and concerts in Berlin, New York, San Francisco and Geneva.
Michael Price enjoyed significant achievements as a music editor with films including Peter Jackson's trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001), Richard Curtis' Love Actually (http://www.imdb.com/
By 2005, in addition to his reputation as a music editor, producer and arranger, Michael Price had established himself as a prominent TV and film composer. He has received critical-acclaim for his film scores in virtually every genre including the children’s comedy Horrid Henry: The Movie (http://www.imdb.com/