Project Description

We celebrated one of the finest scores from Hollywood’s Golden Age, the Academy-Award-winning THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Composer Edwin Wendler lead an in-depth study of the life and history surrounding Korngold’s iconic music.

We also read through the symphonic suite which Korngold prepared for concert performance and examined its themes and orchestrations. We looked at how the music played within the context of the film and listened to excerpts of the original 1938 recording as well as the 2005 recording.

Edwin also gave us insight into his own career as a composer and spoke about his work on CHRISTMAS WITH A CAPITAL C, ESCAPE, and I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE III: VENGEANCE IS MINE. We also took a look at his work as an arranger (X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, THE NICE GUYS) and additional composer (NON-STOP) for John Ottman.

About Edwin Wendler

During his four years with the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Edwin Wendler toured the world, singing in hundreds of concerts and dozens of opera performances. He earned Certificates in Film Scoring and Screenwriting from UCLA Extension in 2000, and was accepted into the prestigious ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in 2004. Mr. Wendler’s feature film credits as a composer include The Interior (2007), Christmas With A Capital C (2010), Escape (2012), Tales Of Halloween (segment Friday The 31st, 2015), and Unnatural (2015). His score for the documentary The Right To Love: An American Family (2013) was nominated for a GoldSpirit Award in 2014. In 2010, Mr. Wendler won a “Best Score” award at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, for his epic score, Azureus Rising (CG short).

Mr. Wendler composed additional music for the box office hit, Non-Stop (Universal/StudioCanal, 2014), starring Liam Neeson. He worked as a music arranger and programmer on movies such as X-Men: Apocalypse (20th Century Fox, 2016), The Nice Guys (Warner Bros., 2016), Little Fockers (Universal / Paramount, 2010), Turistas (Fox, 2006), and Into The Blue (MGM / Sony, 2005). Mr. Wendler’s television credits include arranging on the 2006 Showtime series, Sleeper Cell: American Terror, as well as composing additional music for NBC’s popular reality series, Fear Factor.

Concert commissions include the choral/orchestral piece, Consolatio (1999; broadcast on Canadian television), choral works for the Illumni Men’s Chorale and the Kentridge High School Concert Choir, as well as instrumental arrangements for the Hollywood Soloists. Wendler’s critically acclaimed string quartet, The Marriage, has been performed in Canada and France.