Composer Michael Price Wins Emmy For Outstanding Music Composition For Sherlock

Top Quote Sherlock is becoming the most popular mini-series throughout the world. This third season is the highest rated drama in the UK since 2001. In addition to brilliant writing and acting, a lot of the credit deserves to go to the music and just won the Emmy for Michael Price's score! End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) August 30, 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 Sherlock is a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. The TV drama was created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Nine episodes have been produced, the first three of which aired in 2010. Series two aired in 2012, and a third series aired in the first quarter of 2014. The third series has become the UK's most watched drama series since 2001. Sherlock has been sold to over 200 international territories.

    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 (2003), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Nanny McPhee (2005) and Alfonso Cuarón's Academy® Award winning film Children of Men. As a music editor, Price received four MPSE Golden Reel Award nominations, winning in 2001 for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

    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 starring Anjelica Houston; the thriller 7lives, Cuaron's documentary short The Possibility of Hope, the comedy The Fantastic Fear of Everything starring Simon Pegg, and Working Title's successful teen film Wild Child. His score for the British Box-office hit, The Inbetweeners 2 is currently in theaters.

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