- Audio CD (30 Sep 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Soundtrack
- Label: Cooking Vinyl
- ASIN: B000083GOY
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 283,844 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Incantation featuring Tony Hinnigan are set to release "Camera : Reflections On Film Music", a dazzling array of unforgettable melodies from some of Hollywoods best known movie soundtracks on Monday 11th August 2003.
The talents of prominent musician and composer Tony Hinnigan, whose pennywhistle accompanied Celine Dion on the no. 1 smash hit "My Heart Will Go On" have been sought by a host of heavyweight film soundtrack composers such as James Horner, Ennio Morricone, Michael Nyman and John Williams during the past 17 years. With such an illustrious track record, Hinnigan was invited by Cooking Vinyls MD, Martin Goldschmidt, to look back over the many film scores on which he has participated during his career with a view to re-interpreting the musical material for this album. Hinnigan refined his choice to those whose melodies best suited his own skills.
After graduating, Hinnigan began to work as a freelance musician with various orchestras, but mainly in the theatre with contemporary dance companies, such as Ballet Rambert. In 1982, whilst working for Rambert, Hinnigan formed Incantation with Mike Taylor to perform music for the Christopher Bruce ballet "Ghost Dances" (Cooking Vinyl - COOKCD69). Shortly afterwards, Beggars Banquet offered the band a contract and they released the single "Cacharpaya", a Bolivian folk tune, which charted that year at number 12 in the UK Top 40, whilst the album "On The Wings Of A Condor" made the UK Top 10 and stayed in the charts for over six months, selling in excess of 300,000 copies. Incantation has since gone on to record 10 albums with various record labels.
In 1986, Ennio Morricone invited Incantation to perform on his score for the Roland Joffe movie, "The Mission". The soundtrack went on to attract an Oscar nomination and collected Golden Globe and BAFTA awards and Best Score at the Cannes film festival.
The success of "The Mission" brought Hinnigan to the attention of other leading film composers, and he subsequently collaborated on at least a dozen films with American Oscar winning composer James Horner including "Willow", "Land Before Time", "Jumanji", "Patriot Games", "Braveheart", "Clear And Present Danger" and "Titanic", which went on to become the biggest selling film score album in history, selling 28 million copies!
Hinnigan has performed with the Michael Nyman Band for over 15 years and has also recorded Nymans string quartets with the Balanescu Quartet (for Decca). Nyman, who used Hinnigans considerable talents on film scores such as "Drowning By Numbers", "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover", "6 Days 6 Nights" and "The Claim", also persuaded him to guest on a world tour to promote "The Piano" soundtrack, which sold over 800,000 copies.
As well as featuring on movie soundtracks, Hinnigan has also appeared on solo albums by artists as varied as Celine Dion, Ocean Colour Scene, Bert Jansch, Pet Shop Boys, Echo & The Bunnymen, Kate Bush and Lesley Garrett.
Hinnigans recent movie projects have included working with James Horner on Shekhar Kapurs "The Four Feathers" and Michael Tollan's (soon to be released) "Radio", and Martin Campbells "Beyond Borders". In September 2003, Hinnigan will begin working on the soundtrack to Ron Howards "The Missing".