Aaron Zigman's I Don't Know How She Does It
-- Original Score Album, written by composer Aaron Zigman (The
Notebook, Sex and the City).
Aaron Zigman is a dynamic force in Hollywood. His name is
synonymous with such hugely successful films as The Notebook,
Sex and the City, Bridge To Terabithia, and The Proposal. With scores
that embody the care and precision he is known for, he tackles
themes that can only resonate so powerfully through the poetry
of his music.
Zigman began his classical training early, studying piano at the age
of six. As his innate talents flourished he quickly found recognition.
While still in college, he received a four-year songwriting contract from
publishing giant Almo Irving, a remarkable feat at such a young age.
Soon, he began writing, producing and arranging for premier artists
and producers. It was through the pop music world that he first
began his film career, penning featured songs and orchestrating
for such films as Mulan, What’s Love Got to Do With It, The Birdcage,
License to Kill, and Pocahontas.
Zigman’s desire to fall back into the classical world lead him to film
scoring. In 2000, acclaimed film director Nick Cassavetes heard
Zigman’s symphonic tone poem, “Rabin,” which was composed in
memory of the late prime minister of the State of Israel. Cassavetes
was so moved that he asked Zigman to score the Denzel Washington
feature, John Q, which turned out a major critical success.
This film lead him to work again with Cassavetes on the box office hit
The Notebook, a soundtrack that has sold a record breaking number
His composing abilities quickly gained notoriety with distinguished
projects like Akeelah and the Bee and Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,
which he co-scored with Alexandre Desplat. The unique flavor of his
music comes from a background that is equally accomplished in both
the classical and pop world, a sound that served him well on films like
Step Up (1 & 2), Alpha Dog, My Sister’s Keeper, and The Ugly Truth.
You can look forward to hearing more from Zigman in the much-
anticipated New Regency comedy What’s Your Number? starring
Anna Faris and Chris Evans.