July 3, 2012
Trevor Rabin Honored by ASCAP
Armageddon, Titans composer receives Henry Mancini Award
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Trevor Rabin – composer of Armageddon, Remember the Titans and the National Treasure films – was honored with ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award for career achievement Thursday night, June 28, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The South African-born composer and guitarist (whose other films include Con Air, Gone in 60 Seconds, Get Smart and Flyboys) took to the stage to perform his biggest hit, "Owner of a Lonely Heart," which he wrote for the progressive-rock group Yes in 1983. Performing with him was Grouplove, which features Rabin's son Ryan on drums.
Director Jon Turtletaub, who has worked with Rabin on the National Treasure films as well as The Sorcerer's Apprentice, roasted the honoree with comments about their work together; Jon Anderson of Yes and producer Jerry Bruckheimer also delivered video tributes.
Also performing during the black-tie, invitation-only event were Siedah Garrett, doing her Oscar-nominated "Real in Rio" from the film Rio; and Josh Kelley, "I See Love," which he co-wrote and which serves as the theme for TV's Mike & Molly. ASCAP president Paul Williams presided over the evening.
Dozens of other film and TV composers were honored during the evening, including film composers Mark Isham (Dolphin Tale), James Newton Howard (Green Lantern), Howard Shore (Hugo), Hans Zimmer (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), John Debney (No Strings Attached), Michael Giacchino (Super 8), John Powell (Kung Fu Panda 2), Patrick Doyle (Thor) and others.
TV composers honored included James Levine (American Horror Story), Trevor Morris (The Borgias), Mark Snow (Blue Bloods), Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead), Rob Duncan (Castle), John Keane (CSI), Jeff Cardoni (CSI: Miami), Ron Jones and Walter Murphy (Family Guy), Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones), Sean Callery (Homeland), Grant Geissman (Two and a Half Men), David Vanacore (Survivor) and others.
Honored for his work on the year's best-selling video game (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) was composer Jeremy Soule.