Greece: Secrets of the Past
Award winning composer Steve Wood (most recently the best score award for 'Greece - Secrets of the Past' at the 2006 Giant Screen Cinema Association Awards - his fourth) once again puts many diverse elements together to create an evocative and gorgeous score that makes for wonderful listening. After producing two projects for noted Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis, Steve was thrilled to return to Athens to once again delve into the rich musical heritage of Greece. He was able to assemble an amazing ensemble of some of today's top musicians and singers. The results are emotional and, though exotic, speak a timeless and universal language. Steve Wood has been scoring films with Greg MacGillivray for MacGillivray Freeman Films since Greg's surfing cult classic Five Summer Stories. Since then, he has worked on numerous IMAX® films. Steve worked with Sting on both 'The Living Sea' and the Oscar Nominated 'Dolphins', with George Harrison on the Oscar nominated 'Everest', the Moody Blues on 'Journey Into Amazing Caves, Lindsay Buckingham on 'Adventures in Wild California' and Crosby, Stills and Nash on 'Coral Reef Adventure', and has just completed working with Brian May of Queen on a new IMAX® Theatre film about the Alps. Wood has had an extensive and varied career in the music business. He has toured the world playing live with Kenny Loggins (9 years as musical director), The Pointer Sisters, Michael McDonald, and many others. He has worked on music for many feature films and shared a Clio award with Stevie Wonder for their work on a Hansen's soda commercial . Scoring giant screen films has allowed Wood to develop his interest in and knowledge of diverse ethnic music including Indonesian, Caribbean, Chinese, Tibetan, South American, African, Middle Eastern and Irish and Greek styles. He has also recorded folk music in Fijian locations. For the last several years, Steve has produced music extensively for Sony Classical, including two CDs of music with Mario Frangoulis and a CD with opera legends Salvatore Licitra and Marcelo Alvarez.