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Current news on Composer Daniel E. Wakefield.
"The Forgiving" Screening & Score Album

After many hundreds of hours writing, sequencing, editing, recording, mixing, and mastering, Daniel has completed his scoring work on the upcoming feature, "The Forgiving." All the work was completed at JONOLUMA, Daniel's studio in Colorado. He had the special honor of recording cellist Romina Monsanto as the featured soloist on the score.


Daniel will travel to Washington, D.C. for the screening on October 6, 2019. The release of the film is yet unset, although expected sometime in Winter/Spring 2020.


The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will release on all digital platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc) on October 6, 2019, to coincide with the screening in D.C. 

Daniel E. Wakefield to score "The Forgiving"

The feature film "The Forgiving" is now in full post-production mode, with the score looking to be delivered by Daniel sometime at the start of Summer '19. Director David Stern has a strong vision for this powerful story: "Here is a film that embodies Samuel Beckett’s notion, 'I can’t go on, I’ll go on.​' Hard, is an understatement, but wholly possible and ultimately vital. ​The Forgiving​ is an emotional exploration that gives us hope in the harsh reality of tragedy."

According to Wakefield, the score embodies the "simplicity and complexity of our stories, reflected in the story of Avi, as characters and emotions and identity rise and swerve and weave their way through our time on earth." Utilizing primarily cello and piano, the music captures longing melody and moving dissonance, carrying us on uncertain waves to the emotional, cathartic ending of "The Forgiving."

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Score Album for "The Curse of the Black Lagoon" Releases on All Digital Platforms

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the upcoming adventure/horror film "The Curse of the Black Lagoon" releases today on all digital platforms worldwide. Containing just over 54 minutes of music, the album invites listeners back into the story of Alex Gilman, the ill-fated fame-seeker, fatefully floundering forward in his epic trek to uncover a mystery that dates back to WWII and find the treasure for which his heart longs.

Arranged, mixed, and mastered by Wakefield, the score album showcases his composition and orchestration skills in this, his debut film scoring work. Containing both standard orchestral cues and haunting, electronic moments, the album is full of adventure and mystery, as well as some light-hearted fun. A couple of Daniel's favorites on the album include, "Merwitch!" "Arrival" and the End Credits music.

Find out more, and stay in the loop for the upcoming release of the film, on the page at IMDb.

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