Guitar Player Magazine
March 28th, 2012
Guitars have always played a role in film and television music. Here, we survey five contemporary guitarists who are also successful music-for-picture composers: Tyler Bates, Michael Brook, Kurt Oldman, David Torn, and Jeff Toyne. Each has a unique compositional voice, but they all share the same deep love for and appreciation of the guitar, an instrument that frequently takes center stage in their scores.
Kurt Oldman on Streamers
January 9th, 2012
In this video interview, composer Kurt Oldman describes how he uses Figure 53’s Streamers as a critical part of his workflow when scoring film and television. “Before I started working with Streamers … there were a lot of redundant kinds of tasks. With Streamers, everything that has to do with video is really very, very streamlined.”
Fangoria Exclusive: Behind the Score of ‘Killer Holiday’
December 13th, 2011
A new horror villain called Spider stalks his prey through a KILLER HOLIDAY in a fright feature from director Marty Thomas, who also produced with screenwriter Jon Zuber. We’ve got an exclusive video featurette with scene excerpts to show you after the jump.
The clip focuses on the work of composer Kurt Oldman, whose credits also include murderous movies like NEIGHBOR and BABYSITTER WANTED.
Holiday Baggage on DVD
November 1st, 2011
Holiday Baggage, starring Cheryl Ladd and Barry Bostwick, was released on DVD today through Lionsgate Home Entertainment. It is available at major retailers
About The Film: Holiday Baggage tells the story of a marriage and family who rediscover the meaning of Christmas when pediatrician by day, single mom by night, Sarah, invites her estranged husband, Pete, back to their suburban home for the holidays. They agree that he can stay only on one condition, he must reconcile with their daughters before she agrees to finalize their divorce.
Kurt Oldman at German Currents
October 18th, 2011
Kurt Oldman has been invited to attend the opening night of German Currents – New Films from Germany. Meet him at the Egyptian Theater on October 26.
‘Devolution’ at Big Bear Horro-fi Film Festival
September 30th, 2011
On October 2nd at 1:45pm, catch Kurt’s chilling score to D-volution at the Big Bear Horro-fi Film Festival. Kurt will be in attendance and available to answer any of your questions.
Kurt Oldman Makes Headlines on DreadCentral.com
September 29th, 2011
Business is moving forward for Killer Holiday with the addition of a new, well traveled, horror musical score writer. Kurt Oldman will join the project and will set the ambiance with his musical talents.
Directed by Marty Thomas, Killer Holiday promises to introduce viewers to a new face of fear in Melvin “Spider” Holiday (Michael Copon), a predator who stalks the roads and leads his victims into a creepy abandon amusement park. (Personally I’ve never come across an abandon amusement park in my travels. But if I ever happen upon one, you can bet your sweet ass the last thing I’m going to do is go poking around in there.)
In addition to Copon, Killer Holiday stars Rachel Lara, Alex Mandel (Do you think he can blow up a rubber glove and slide it on his head like his old man? Those were the days!) and Rachel Wixom.
More about this one as we get it. The more I hear about it, the more I want to get my first look at Spider Holiday! More please!
Kurt Oldman featured in German World Magazine
September 28th, 2011
German speaking composers have a long tradition in Hollywood with Max Steiner, Erick Korngold and Hans Zimmer to name just a few. Now add multifaceted Swiss born composer Kurt Oldman to that list.
It’s A ‘Killer Holiday’
August 12th, 2011
Kurt Oldman signs on to score the new horror/thriller, KILLER HOLIDAY, Directed by Marty Thomas and produced by Jon Zuber and Ridiculous Pictures.
About The Film: Taylor, a former juvenile delinquent, convinces straight-‘A’ student, Cammi to join her and her friends on a Spring Break road trip through the California desert. Ignoring evil premonitions from Cammi, the 8 friends party heavily as they get farther and farther away from civilization along old Route 66 with a killer in pursuit. Anxiety builds as each stop along the way proves stranger and stranger until the group is lured to an abandoned amusement park with a mysterious past far off the main highway. There the group discovers that the park comes complete with broken down vintage carnival rides, shocking surprises, the smell of death, and an enticing, young tattooed serial killer named Spider.
Showtime picks up ‘KOPC’
May 31st, 2011
The Urban Drama, KING OF PAPER CHASIN’ (KOPC) will play on Showtime. Scored by Kurt Oldman KOPC chronicles the story of a drug dealer Dwayne DL Clark trying to give up criminal life and embrace his newfound celebrity as a hit on the underground mixtape circuit discovers that a former associate is plotting against him and his ex-girlfriend is cooperating with authorities to bring him down. Piarry Oriol and Jason Rivera costar in this gritty street thriller.