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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its list of movie scores that are eligible for nomination at the 86th Oscars. Among the 114 are Arcade Fire's score for Spike Jonze's upcoming film Her and M83's score for sci-fli flick Oblivion. Other potential nominees include Faith No More frontman Mike Patton's score for A Place Beyond the Pines, DeVotchKa's Nick Urata for Arthur Newman and Max Richter's score for Wadjda. Most of the eligible scores are by usual suspects like John Williams, Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, Hanz Zimmer, and good ole Randy Newman.

Nominees for the 86th Oscars will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 AM PST. The Academy Awards happen on March 2. The full "longlist" of eligible scores is below (via Deadline).

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Max Richter

Max Richter released his new album, Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, this past August and it's been getting a lot of praise in the modern classical world. As the title states, it's a re-imagining of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, and you can check it out below via a Spotify widget.

Max will be performing the album with Daniel Hope (violin) and the Wordless Music Orchestra and an ensemble (UPDATE: Wordless Music is not taking part in this show) in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on December 19 and 20. Tickets for both nights are on sale now.

Max has also been in the studio working on the score for Ari Folman's new film, The Congress, which stars Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, and Paul Giamatti and is due out in 2013. You can check out a video of Max working on that score in-studio below.

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Vashti Bunyan

Legendary UK folkie Vasthi Bunyan will be appearing at 92YTribeca in NYC for a live performance on Friday, October 16th, and with director Kieran Evans for two screenings of the documantary Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before on October 16th and 17th. Tickets for the concert, film and both are on sale now.

From Here To Before is a feature length documentary that chronicles the story behind the writing of a classic 'lost' album and the re-emergence of its critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Vashti Bunyan. Filmed and directed by Kieran Evans, this beautifully shot and wonderfully evocative film is a lyrical, modern day road movie that retraces Vashti's extraordinary journey from London to the island of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides of northern Scotland and sets it against the backdrop of her first high profile London concert.
Andrew Loog Oldham, Joe Boyd, Robert Kirby, Devendra Banhart, Max Richter and Adem Ilhan all appear in the film which premiered in London in October 2008.

Vashti videos (there doesn't seem to be a trailer...) and more info on the film, below...

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Max Richter w/ Bing and Ruth @ (le) poisson rouge - July 31, 2008 (relaxing)
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The 20-something owners of Le Poisson Rouge, David Handler and Justin Kantor, are working classical musicians who want to connect classical music to pop and jazz and in so doing revive a bygone intellectual cafe culture of Greenwich Village. "In recent years the Bleecker Street experience has been completely different from what it was known for back when, and in some ways we're going to try to redeem it," Mr. Kantor said.

The room, whose stage and seating can be reconfigured to allow from 250 to 650 people, was extensively redesigned from its days as the Village Gate, which closed in 1993. Various measures have been taken to keep the sonic atmosphere pristine, from a sound system by the architect and designer John Storyk, who worked on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios, to having bartenders pre-fill glasses with ice and stir -- not shake -- mixed drinks. Recent programming has paired the classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein with the singer-songwriter Essie Jain, and Jonathan Kane of the 1980s noise band Swans with the new-music pianist Kathleen Supové.

The goal, Mr. Handler said, is to create a nightclub whose ambience makes it more than a nightclub.

"This is an arts institution," he said, "thinly veiled as nightlife."
[NY Times]

Sam Sparro plays the arts institution in September. Lou Reed and John Zorn will be there in September too. Lykke Li is in August.

inside (Le) Poisson Rouge (photo by Sam Horine via Gohamist)
Le Poisson Rouge

Tickets are on sale for Lykke Li and other upcoming shows at (le) Poisson Rouge.

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Max RichterThis is just a reminder that Beirut & Grizzly Bear are not the only Wordless Music series shows coming up. In fact, Do Make Say Think play their show in the church-like New York Society For Ethical Culture TONIGHT (Sept 14). There's also Mum, Johnny Greenwood, AND the U.S. debut of Max Richter...

Wordless Music is honored to host British composer and Fat Cat recording artist Max Richter for his first-ever U.S. concert appearance. On Wednesday, November 28, Max will perform selections from his albums Songs from Before, The Blue Notebooks, and Memoryhouse in the 300-capacity Good-Shepherd Faith Church alongside a full chamber ensemble and accompanying video projections. Also appearing will be the Minneapolis ambient/electronic composer and Ghostly International recording artist Cepia, as well as New York City pianist Assaff Weisman, who will perform solo piano music by Joseph Haydn and Olivier Messiaen.
All shows and details at the Wordless site.