The Emmy Award for "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series" went to George Fenton (Blue Planet: Seas of Life).
Mark Snow will be working on four dramas this season: Birds of Prey (WB), Smallville (WB), The Twilight Zone (UPN) and Haunted (UPN).
It's Mark Snow's birthday and he is turning 56 today! Happy birthday, Mark! :)
Mark Snow's score for the two-hour X-Files series finale episode ("The Truth") was nominated today for an "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series" Emmy Award. This is his 12th Emmy nomination since 1984. Full details in the news section.
A note from Mark Snow regarding the recent X-Files episode, "Release". (Warning: there are some spoilers!)
"The inspiration for the score to Release was actually the main character! He struck me as such an odd, quiet and eventually sympathetic person. Even though we find out he's escaped from an "institution", I felt he was going to try and help people with his clairvoyant powers until perhaps [a] mental overload happened, and he became afraid of the real world after a while, and had to "go back"!
"The classical style piano theme and the very emotional Doggett's Theme, I thought tied the story up quite well. [Both] sympathetic to the boy and sad for the final discovery and loss of Doggett's son, in a very strange way to me, the cadet almost became a surrogate son to Doggett. And his "removal" by the SWAT team and the last scene on the beach, to me, were both obviously about loss and its consequences.
"Obviously you can tell I was very inspired by the episode! But whatever you do, please don't miss the next show written and directed by Vince Gilligan. Its amazing!"
May 7, 2002
Filmography: Added two one-hour TV pilots, Fiona (Hudson Productions/Lifetime Television; starring ER's Kellie Martin) and Hack (Big Ticket Television/CBS; starring David Morse and Andre Braugher).
Based on the popular heroine of Warren Adler's mystery novels, Fiona was one of two piloted dramas competing for series commitment and it would have been part of Lifetime's Sunday night lineup. However, the show was dropped in favour of the other pilot, a legal drama called For the People.
Filmography: Added The Haunted, a one-hour TV pilot from Viacom Productions and UPN. Michael Rymer (Queen of the Damned) is directing. The pilot revolves around a man (Party of Five's Matthew Fox) who dies and returns, only to find himself haunted by ghosts who help him solve crimes.
The Official X-Files Site launched their exclusive "Scrapbook" last week it's an online guide that reflects on nine seasons of the show. An interview with Mark Snow is available in the Scrapbook's "Musings on a Phenomenon" section. Mark talks about his X-Files music and feelings regarding the end of the series. He also mentions one of his all-time-favourite episodes, Humbug.
March 15, 2002
An update from Mark Snow he talks about FOX, current projects (X-Files and Smallville), Post Mortem and Pasadena. More details in the news section.
News: The Sydney Morning Herald chose Mark Snow's X-Files theme in its "Top Ten TV themes" list. More details in the news section. Also, Pasadena returns to FOX.
p.s. I have received various e-mails from people about the piano music used in the teaser and 'train station scene' in the recent X-Files episode, "TrustNo1". It is not a Mark Snow composition.
The work is Tchaikovsky's 'Barcarolle in G minor' (also known as 'No. 6: June') from The Seasons Opus 37b and it was performed by Richard Grayson. 'Barcarolle' is part of a collection of twelve characteristic piano pieces composed between December 1875 to November 1876. The Seasons was "part of a commission for an appropriate piano piece for each month of a year's issues of the magazine Nuvellist but Tchaikovsky's interest in the task was purely journalistic, and he composed each piece at a sitting just before press day" (from Warrack, J. 1973. Tchaikovsky. London: Hamish Hamilton. p. 83)
Tchaikovsky's music appears in previous X-Files scores including the episodes Invocation (Swan Lake) and The Post-Modern Prometheus (1812 Overture, which also appears in Snow's score for The Day Lincoln was Shot and the Millennium episode "Lamentation").
Some people wanted to know if there are other piano compositions written by Tchaikovsky that belong to the world of the 'Barcarolle'. Here is a short list: 'October: Autumn Song' Op. 37b (No. 10), 'Romance' Op. 5, 'Nocturne' Op. 19 (No. 4), 'Chanson Triste' Op. 40 (No. 2), 'Aveu Passioni in E minor'.
If you require more information about Tchaikovsky and his piano music, contact me at [email protected]. :)
I will be taking a break between Christmas and New Years. 2002 is going to be an interesting year for this site... very interesting. :-)
Happy holidays everyone and be safe!!
p.s. Smallville premieres in the UK on December 31st at 4:45pm on Channel Four. Its regular timeslot will be Wednesdays at 6pm.
Sorry everyone for the lack of updates. I'm currently working on something that is very important and it's taking up most of my time. Nevertheless, here is an update with some great news! :)
Plus, ratings news Smallville, Pasadena, Special Unit 2, The Guardian and The X-Files.
Returning to updates as usual... (Don't forget to head on over to the Red Cross Web site to find out how you can help the families of the Sept. 11th attacks.)
Firstly, Pasadena premieres tonight on Fox at 9/8c after Dark Angel. Mark Snow wrote the theme and the underscore for the pilot episode. He is also the weekly composer for this series.
News: Details about Snow's music for a new short film from the creators of The Dancing Cow (thanks to producer Taz Goldstein). Also, the results of the "2001 Pixie Awards" and details about the premiere of Smallville in Canada and Australia.
Finally, I still have to catch up with some e-mails, so I will try to get that done as soon as possible. Enjoy the show tonight! :)
Australian fans: Disturbing Behavior airs on Channel Ten on Sunday, September 30th at 8:30pm AEST.
Today is, of course, Mark Snow's birthday! He turns 55 today. :) And to celebrate, we have three high quality sound files of Mark's music from The X-Files (Ascension and One Breath) and Disturbing Behavior (music from a deleted scene). You won't be able to find these cues on CD. Log on to this site's Mark Snow Discussion Group and click the "Files" section. Only members of the group can gain access to this section. If you are not a member, go ahead and join the group - it's free! Extra, extra special thanks to Ed Bradshaw for these fantastic files!
August 24, 2001
News: Info from Mark Snow regarding the "Television Night at the Bowl" event on Sunday, August 26th (which is also Mark's birthday). More details in the news section. Also, Mark Snow says "Hi!" to all the fans out there. :)
Updated the Awards & Nominations page.
Just a couple of site-related issues to end today's update. This site was featured in About.com's X-Files section. Also, "The Ultimate Mark Snow Site" is now an X-FilesMusic.com affiliate. Finally, don't forget to sign the "Philes for Scully's Theme" petition! Supporters are nearing 1000 now!
Filmography: Added Post Mortem - TV Movie (from Cosgrove/Meurer Productions) to the list.
Finally, there are several new links.
Updated the Filmography section. Also, some areas of the site were redesigned.
Updated the discography section.
You can now download a sound file from the third season X-Files episode, "731". Log on to this site's Mark Snow Yahoo/E-Groups list and click the "Files" section. Only members of the list can gain access to this section. If you are not member, go ahead and join the group! It's free :-) Special thanks to Ed Bradshaw for providing this clip for the fans.
Australian fans: don't forget to watch the X-Files episode "Per Manum" on May 3rd (Ch.10/Capital at 8.30pm AEST). Mark Snow will be making a brief appearance in this episode which aired on February 18th in the US.
And, finally, you can find a new Trivia note at the bottom of the main page.
are finally back to normal. I still have to catch up with some
e-mails, so I will try to fix that up as soon as possible. Thank you all
for your patience, support and understanding during the past month. :)
Three final sound clips were added to the multimedia section. To end this special section, all of these clips were produced by fans of Mark Snow's work: Excerpt from The X-Files (arranged and performed by Adam Vujic); Starsky and Hutch Theme (extended, arranged and performed by Keith Prior); and, Millennium: World Serpent (arranged and performed by 'Blithely Menace'). Enjoy!
Plus, check out the results of The 2000 Encore Awards. The X-Files: Within dominated three categories including "Overall Outstanding Score - any year up to and including 2000". Millennium's theme music and The Snow Files CD proved their popularity again this year. The X-Files Movie received the most number of votes in the best film score category. I would like to thank everyone who sent in their votes! It wouldn't have worked without your input. :)
Three new clips were added to the multimedia section: Harsh Realm Theme, Hart to Hart Theme and excerpts from 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
New multimedia section: it will operate from today to the end of the month only. This section will feature some of the famous music (and rare scores) written by Mark Snow as well as music arranged and performed by several fans.
downloads are the unforgettable Millennium Theme ("Pilot"/End
Credits Version) and Snow's Emmy-nominated theme for the sci-fi TV series,
Nowhere Man. Enjoy!
February 1, 2001
month, we will be celebrating Mark Snow's cameo performance in The
X-Files by presenting some real treats.
update today. First up, "The 2000
Encore Awards". Slightly later than the previous year, and I
apologize for that. But finally, it's here and for the next four weeks,
you can vote for your favourite Mark Snow scores and CDs. The voting information
can be found in "The 2000 Encore Awards"
section. So start sending in those votes! :)
January 11, 2001
Happy New Year! Yes, I'm finally back from my vacation... you can now stop those "Where are you?" e-mails. :) 2001 is going to be a busy year for this site in fact, you might have noticed a few things already, such as the site's new appearance. "The 2000 Encore Awards" begins on the 15th, so make sure you take part in that. The other big event of the month is "The X-Files CD Campaign" (late-January). Other things to look out for include: "Behind the Scenes" (a section dedicated to the people who work with Mark Snow) and "The Snowdens" (a section about an online Mark Snow discussion group).
That's all for now. :)
This is the final update for 2000. The next update will be on January 11th. "The 2000 Encore Awards" was supposed to commence on December 20th – this event has been pushed back to January 15th 2001.
section was updated today. Australian fans: The Essential X-Files
continues this week with "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" (December
20th on Channel 10 at 9:30pm). Future episodes include "Bad Blood",
"Dreamland 1 & 2" and "Triangle".
Some exciting news for fans: Mark Snow will be appearing in a future episode of The X-Files!! More about that in the news section. There is also some news about two Mark Snow-related projects, Giants: Citizen Kabuto and The Dancing Cow.
fans: The excellent X-Files episode, "Paper Hearts", airs
on December 13th on Channel 10 at 9:30pm. The final episode of Harsh
Realm airs on December 16th at 12:10am. So, stay up late on Friday
night and this is on Channel 7, of course.
Reminders for Australian fans:
Channel 10's The Essential X-Files continues on December 6th at 9:30pm with "Syzygy". Harsh Realm's final episode, "Camera Obscura", airs on December 16th at 12:10am (so stay up late on Friday night). There is no La Femme Nikita this week.
Encore: The Ultimate Mark Snow Site has been online exactly one year today. :)
November 24, 2000
Just a few reminders
for Australian fans:
Well, the chat didn't
take place because Mark couldn't make it. :(
Just a few reminders:
I have been hearing
rumours that Mark Snow is doing the next Halloween movie. I cannot
confirm this but I will try to get some more info. I can, however, tell
you that John Ottman is not doing the music (he did the previous Halloween
I'm back after taking
a long break... Weren't the Olympics absolutely fantastic? If you were
not in Sydney, then you missed all the fun. :) Off topic discussion, I
know, but it is the greatest thing that we've had here (the next greatest
thing is the New Year celebrations, of course).
The mini-series, Sole
Survivor (nothing to do with that other Survivor series), airs
tonight and Thursday on Fox at 8pm. I haven't heard the score yet, but
someone told me that it sounds a bit like Mark's music for The X-Files.
Don't miss it!
Australian fans, don't
forget watch the two TV-movies on Monday (The Mysterious Murder of
Thelma Todd) and Tuesday (Battling for Baby). These two TV-Movies
fall into Mark's "Pre-X Music" category.
Happy Birthday to
Mark Snow!! He turns 54 today. :) Also, the winners of the Creative Arts
Awards will be announced tonight. Just in case you didn't know, Mark received
a nomination in the "Outstanding Music Composition for a Dramatic Series"
category. This is his eleventh Emmy nomination and, hopefully,
they will give the award to him. He truly deserves it and wouldn't it
be the best present for him this year?? Encore: The Ultimate Mark Snow
Site will be following this event very closely and you can find the
results here as soon as the winner is announced.
August 3, 2000
Just a small update today. Added some news about Dark Realm. Plus, I've changed the "Mark Snow TV Alerts (Australia)" into "Dates To Remember". This section will now feature the most significant events/alerts for both Australia and the United States. Unfortunately, I can't list every alert in here, especially from the US, because I simply don't have enough resources or time. But, I'll try my best and I would really appreciate any help/info too. Thanks! :)
August 2, 2000
Wow, it's August already! Mark's birthday is only 24 days away... Big news update today, and I'm so sorry for not putting this up earlier. I have really been busy with work and life away from the Net. The most significant news is The Dancing Cow on free DVDs. Mark did the score for this short film, in case you were wondering. You can read about this plus some other bits and pieces in the news section. Keep sending in those CD Label suggestions. Thanks to all who have submitted their thoughts already and you can still send in some more if you want to. :)
July 24, 2000 (edited)
Okay, people... put
your thinking caps on. Robert Urband, Mark's manager, wants your input!
Input for what? Well, keep reading. :) Here's a message from Robert himself:
July 22, 2000
This is perhaps the
most exciting week of the month, and for Millennium and Mark Snow
fans, it's definitely the most exciting day of the year. More excellent
news! First Mark's Emmy nomination and now this: A Millennium Score
CD will be released! Here is the info:
July 20, 2000
Great news everyone!
Mark was nominated today for an "Outstanding Music Composition" Emmy Award.
This is his eleventh Emmy nomination and you check out all the details
in the news section. I've also updated the
awards and nominations page to include this
CD Campaign begins today!
Redesigned the filmography, discography, reviews & interviews/transcripts sections. I've also added some more articles, interviews, chat transcripts and reviews. Plus, I've added a little more info to the awards and nominations page.
Added a new "Trivia"
note, changed the "Featured Item" for this week and the TV Alerts have
been updated too. That's about it for now.
News, news, news...
Mark's doing something interesting for Cosmonova. More about that, The
Dancing Cow and two new Australian X-Files videos in the news
A new era... a new look... a new atmosphere. Is this beginning to sound corny? Definitely. So, I'll go straight to the point. Welcome to the new "Encore"! You may, or may not, notice the changes... the biggest difference is the server. I am no longer using Tripod. I know some of you out there are not too happy with Geocities and their ads but I can't do anything about that. I'm too broke to get my own ad-free server. The slightly good news is, if you have a 4.0+ browser, you won't get a pop-up ad. All you will see is that Ad-Square at the top right-hand corner of the page. I'm sorry folks if you are using older browsers. The pop-ups will appear if you are using a browser under 4.0+
The second major change
is the site content and layout. If you've visited this site before the
change, you may have noticed that I'm now using a lot of red, orange,
yellow and white. Why? I have no idea. :) Some sections are no longer
available, for example, the "Multimedia" section. Some sections have been
moved to different locations like "What's New?". And other sections have
new names, for example, "Pictures" is now known as the "Gallery".
May 26, 2000
Almost completed... just putting some final touches. The site should be up and running during the coming weekend. I hope you all like it! :)
Believe it or not, the new site is still under construction. I've been too busy with work. But I'm sure the Easter break will give me some time to complete most sections of the website. Happy Holidays! :)
April 9, 2000
Yes, I'm still working on the new site... thanks for your patience! :)
This website will be moving to a new server in a few weeks. I'm still working on the new look with some new material. Wow, I've used the word "new" three times in two sentences. As you can see, my brain is a little dead at the moment thanks to all this HTML business.
March 2, 2000
I'm thinking of moving to a new location. I'll let you know what happens...
I'm back! I know the results for The 1999 Encore Awards should've been put up a few days ago. :) Thanks to everyone who bothered to vote. I've updated the filmography section and added the February 2000 schedule. Plus, check out the new multimedia clip for the month!
Redesigned the entire
filmography section. Plus, I've added lots
of new info to that page. This is currently the most complete Mark Snow
filmography list on the Internet! Enjoy. :) I've also added two articles
and more info to the biography section. Fixed
up a few things in the discography section.
Also, I've redesigned this area.
I'm back! Giants:
Citizen Kabuto... delayed... again! Read it in the news
section. I've recently received a request to put up Millennium's
"trademark thump" sound effect. It's available now in the multimedia section.
Plus, I've joined two webrings: "Unofficial Channels" and "The X-Files
and Millennium Webring".
Happy New Year from
Australia!! :-) We had the BEST fireworks here but Paris and London were
excellent too. Anyway... I've actually updated this site! Can you believe
that? And, believe it or not, I do have a life away from this computer.
The interviews, articles,
filmography and discography
sections have their own pages now. Plus, I've done some minor HTML changes
to several pages. Added the new biography
section. Well, I think that's more than enough for now. I'm going offline
for the next few days... more parties to attend! :) Hope you all have
a great new year!
It's finally here!
The 1999 Encore Awards! Vote for your favorite Mark Snow scores and CDs.
Plus, I've added some recent news... Good
AND bad news. Check it out.
On January 1st, 2000,
the multimedia section of this site will be modified almost every
sound file will be taken down. I'm doing this because I don't want to
take the risk of being sued. I will, however, feature one or two multimedia
clips for each month of the year (or more if I get special requests for
specific files). I'm so sorry about this because I know many people love
downloading sound files especially the Millennium theme
:) But, until companies like Fox realise that fans are here to promote
their shows for free, this section will be cut down to avoid any
legal threats. Anyway... Mark Snow will be giving a lecture at next year's
Game Developers Conference. Read it in the news
section. I've added more links and "Sci-Fi's
Greatest Hits Vol.2: The Dark Side" and "Winter Solstice on Ice" are now
included in the discography section. Also,
The Father Clements Story, Vietnam War Story and The
Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw were added to the filmography
Well, it's finally
here and I'm really happy about it. Check out the merchandise
page! Another section is also available on the site "Mark Snow
Schedule & Media Alerts". At the moment, this section is useful only for
American and Australian readers.
Bad news: Straczynski/Carter
project cancelled! More about it in the news
Check the news
page for some excellent Mark Snow news!
So what's new? Well,
the whole site is new! :) Most sections are up but expect more stuff to
appear in the next few weeks. So make sure you come back to check them
out! The filmography section lists practically
every project Snow has been involved with. Right now, this list is more
complete than the popular Internet Movie Database Mark Snow page. Movies
such as Ernest Saves Christmas were not included in any online
Snow film lists. So, thanks to a few libraries and a couple of CDs, I've
been able to find more info. Isn't it great to use books once in a while,
instead of the internet? :) I've been searching high and low for information
on Snow's earlier works, and I think I'm still missing one or two obscure
television projects. All of Mark's CDs and LPs have been listed including
"The New York Rock and Roll Ensemble" albums that I found. Like I said
earlier, this is probably the only site out there at the moment with the
most complete Mark Snow info. And I'm not saying that just because it
sounds good! :)
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