S I R E N S
Anne Carlini - Annecarlini.com
With a style consisting of often improvising as a form of composition that allowed him to quickly express himself, trust me when I say that his was the most perfect choice of composer for this highly expressive work of musical art.
Listening to each and every track - twice now, I'll have you know - the complete, new opus of work transports the listener into the world of Odysseus and the Sirens seamlessly; track to track.
Anett Fodor - Music and Vision Daily
Calm and stormy seas, birds and bird-like sirens, beautiful nymphs and frightening creatures, gods and demi-gods all seemed to come alive in my imagination. At the same time I felt a kind of continuous motion and the rhythm of a perpetual journey. The latter is conveyed by the frequent use of pulsating ostinatos, appropriate tempi and strong accents. However, Safan uses different musical techniques to express feelings. The blending of classical instruments with new electronic techniques combined in melodious, catchy themes, resulting in an unusual orchestration. One can feel both the old and the new — an alloy of the familiar with innovative ideas — on every track.
Milhnea Manduteanu - Soundtrackdreams.com
Craig Safan recreates a world, or more worlds, even, that me as a listener become part of and I just love taking this journey with him. The way he mixes sounds and different instruments, some electronic, other orchestral, simply works.
The complexity of this work, the multiple layers of music and emotion, the dreamy state, the questions, everything works and lights up my imagination; I want sequels, I want to hear and explore more from this world. If you want to hear something different and discover an artist’s own vision about a legendary story, do not miss this album.
Chris Hadley - Film Score Monthly
Sirens is a wondrous experience that serves as another example of Safan’s compositional abilities. Instead of strictly adhering to the chronological progression of Odysseus’ arc in The Odyssey, or of creating set pieces that correspond to major story milestones in the poem, the composer uses his music for Sirens to represent the timeless emotions that he and others have felt while reading the dramatic journey.
Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid"
New score commissioned and performed by
The Dallas Chamber Symphony
In The News
THE TWILIGHT ZONE
3-CD BOX SET (INTRADA)
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
8-CD BOX SET (VARESE SARABAND)
SAFAN TO GUEST CONDUCT AT
GOLDEN STATE POPS ORCHESTRA
The Last Starfighter is yet another splendid release from Intrada (or re-release, rather). Improved sound quality and complete presentation are major attraction. This extremely enjoyable score (with a kick-ass main theme) shouldn’t be missed by anyone.
FILM SCORE MONTHLY REVIEWS
Composer Craig Safan really nailed the mood of the film with his score, you have all of the excitement of thrilling outer space battle naturally but some of my favorite themes are the Summer Days-like music…that soft and almost haunting melody that I really think captured my yearning to get out of
my small town
Interview with Craig Safan on "The Last Starfighter", "Wolfen", and "Rough Magic"...
FILM SCORE FANS ON "THE LAST STARFIGHTER"
“Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada.” These words have never left me from that warm summer day in 1984, nor has the music from The Last Starfighter.
SCORE TRACK ON "THE LAST STARFIGHTER"
Mr. Safan gives us heroes, romance, villains, comedy, and adventure. And each of those moods is accomplished with a full orchestra sound we rarely hear in adventure movies today.
SCIFI PULSE ON "THE LAST STARFIGHTER"
Craig Safan‘s score to the Warner Bros. and Universal Studios co-production The Last Starfighter (1984) remains the most popular and iconic of his numerous film scores.
BADASS DIGEST ON "THE LAST STARFIGHTER"
The soundtrack was written and composed by Craig Safan and is the kind of soundtrack that instantly hooks you in and does not let you go.
COMPOSER CRAIG SAFAN TO SIGN "THE LAST STARFIGHTER" CD'S AT CREATURE FEATURES IN BURBANK!
One of the last remaining “holy grails” on my personal wish list has been Craig Safan’s nostalgic masterpiece The Last Starfighter...
FILMS ON WAX WARNING SIGN
While I sit here thinking about Craig Safan's Warning Sign, I'm actually listening to The Social Network by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Neither...
COMPOSER CRAIG SAFAN TALKS SOUNDTRACKS
INTERVIEW WITH COMPOSER - CRAIG SAFAN
With the upcoming vinyl release of Warning Sign on the cards from Invada Records, we spoke with the composer of The Last Starfighter...
First and foremost, it's an honor to talk with legend and composer for some of my favorite scores and music of all time... please welcome...
ALBUM REVIEW: CRAIG SAFAN -
WARNING SIGN OST
That has got to be one of the most misleading trailers I've ever seen. Well, not for the film, necessarily. I've never seen Warning Sign. But I've listened...
INVADA RECORDS TO RELEASE CRAIG SAFAN'S GROUNDBREAKING SCORE FOR SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER WARNING SIGN
Warning Sign was a 1985 science fiction-horror film directed by Hal Barwood and starring Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, and Yaphet Kotto...
CRAIG SAFAN PRESENTED WITH FILM MUSIC LEGEND AWARD IN CORDOBA SPAIN
Composer Craig Safan was surprised last month with the presentation of the Basil Poledouris Award For A Film Music Legend while conducting his music...
CRAIG SAFAN PRESENTED WITH BASIL POLEDOURIS AWARD AT INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE PROVINCE OF CORDOBA
Composer Craig Safan was surprised last month with the presentation of the Basil Poledouris Award for A Film Music Festival of Province of Cordoba...
REMEMBERING ELMER: RADIO INTERVIEW
On the 10th anniversary of Elmer Bernstein's death, we conducted a series of exclusive interviews with relevant people about his life and music career...