This past summer, Rick's music was featured in NBC's coverage of the 2016 olympics in Rio de Janeiro. To hear some of Rick's olympic themed music click here
Dusk (Additional music by Rick Urban) is now available to own on DVD at Amazon, Best Buy, and Digital Download from itunes!
Rick composed the original score for several scenes in the film, and the music can be heard here
"Dusk" explores the darkest recesses of the mind through a night of chaos, deceit and paranoia. John Whitmore wakes one morning to find himself in the midst of a real-life nightmare. His wife, Anne, disappeared from their bed during the night and a recorded ransom message now remains in her place. John attempts to calm himself by piecing together the events of the previous evening. It becomes obvious that he will need to take a stand to save his wife...and, quite possibly, himself.
Two films scored by Rick Urban (Rules of Reduction, and Cult of Carano) were selected for the FLICK Film Festival in Indiana, Pennsylvania on April 23, 2016. For the score to Rules of Reduction, Rick combined elements of big band Jazz with modern electronics to create an eerie sound for this Dark Comedy. For the score of Cult of Carano, Rick use a combination of tribal drums and low synthesizer sounds to help the cult and its sarcastic leader come to life.
Music from the films can be found here
Spanish Lake (Rick Urban-Music Department) is now available to stream on Netflix! It is a controversial documentary about residents of a small Missouri town and its turbulent history. Rick assisted with the midi programming to help create the score for the film.
The feature film "Dusk" (additional music by Rick Urban) is showing at multiple festivals this weekend including the Orlando Film Festival (Sat Oct 24 @9:30pm) and The Flyway Film Festival (Sat Oct 24 7pm).
Dusk has been thrilling audiences at festivals all over the country including the Cincinnati Film Festival and the Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles.
"Ketchup and Blood" (Original Score by Rick Urban) was premiered in Chicago on May 8th. It is the third film that Rick Urban has scored for director Ryan Nanni. It is a dramatic film about black youth who face down a white mob to sit at a segregated lunch counter. The film tells the story of four black college freshman who walk into a Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963. Their mission is to defy the sign proclaiming "Whites Only." They are prepared for the worst, but even they are surprised by the brutality of the white community's defense of the racist status quo. The film uses striking visuals to capture the immense struggle of four brave teenagers using non-violent tactics to ultimately promote racial equality and work towards peace.
Rick Urban's original score for the film uses glass ketchup and coke bottles to provide a rhythmic pulse for the electronic sounds that accompany the dramatic images on screen.
Jacob's Paradox (additional music by Rick Urban) has just received a very complimentary review by IndyRed! -
"Jacob's Paradox" has it all! Some excellent lensing to compliment the complex (although not overly complex) story presented onscreen; some great post production work and editing... and a very nice audio track. As if that weren't enough, we, the viewers are treated to some top notch character portrayals by the cast of the film... Excellent job pulling a great story to the next level."
Below is a link to the full review.
“Dusk” (Additional Music by Rick Urban) will be making its West Coast Premiere at the "Dances With Films Festival" on Monday, June 1st at 9:30 pm. The film will screen at the TCL Chinese Theaters, which is an amazing complex in the heart of Hollywood.
Tickets can now be purchased at:
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Information on “Dusk” can be found at www.duskfilm.com
Jacob's Paradox (Additional music by Rick Urban) was premiered to a sold out crowd On May 19th In Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a gripping story about Professor of Quantum Physics, Jacob Matthews, being faced with this question: How far would you go to change the past? After suffering the loss of his murdered wife, Sarah, Jacob's life begin to tailspin out of control. Unable to perform his duties, he's asked to take a leave of absence from his position with the University. Soon after, Jacob locks himself in his home, shut off from the outside world. There, in his solitude, he begins a dangerous and maddening journey to go back and save his beloved Sarah.
Rick Urban composed music for the score along with composer Jon Brennan. The film was well received and an encore screening was added on the following night! The film was written and directed by Michael Peake.
The world premiere of "Dusk" was well-received by a huge audience at the 2015 Cleveland International Film Festival. Director Michael Maney and Producer Ryan Lewis answered questions from the audience after the film, along with composers Jon Brennan and Rick Urban. Dusk is an intense psychological thriller that keeps the viewer guessing until the very end.