Cinefantastique Online Interview with Brian on scoring Battle of LA   

Author and writer Randall Larson interviewed Brian and co-composer Kays Alatrakchi about their work on scoring the SyFy original movie Battle of Los Angeles which premiered on the channel March 12, 2011.  The article is called, "Music for a Mockbuster: Scoring the Other Battle of L.A."  Larson contributed “The Score” column to Cinefantastique magazine from 1983 to 1999.  He is the author of Musique Fantastique, A Survey of Film Music in the Fantastic Cinema (1984) and Music from the House of Hammer (1996), Larson also published CinemaScore: The Film Music Journal during the 1980s. He currently writes a bi-weekly film music column for, reviews horror soundtrack CDs for Cemetery Dance magazine, writes for Music from the Movies and Film Music magazines, and writes soundtrack CD liner note books.  His well crafted column/interview with Brian and Kays discussed the process they went through in scoring the almost wall-to-wall musical score which started back in November 2010.  Larson is also including part of this interview in his upcoming 4 volume book on Science fiction film music.


The SyFy ratings are in and like the Asylum's B-Sci-Fi flicks or not, nearly 2.2 million viewers were tracked for the Battle of LA premiere.  This marks the third Syfy Saturday Original Movie to shatter the two million viewers mark so far in 2011, joining Mega Python Vs Gatoroid (2.35 million) and Behemoth (2.16 million).


Brian scores new SyFy Original Movie - Premieres March 12


Brian recently scored a SyFy Original Movie that will premiere on the SyFy channel March 12. Of course, they had to call it Battle OF Los Angeles.  Wink, wink.  See the difference there?  The "OF" makes a big difference.  SyFy has to have their fun alien invasion film too.  Brian co-composed the fun, bombastic score with a talented composer colleague Kays Alatrakchi.  With almost 90 minutes of music scored nearly wall to wall in the film...there was a lot to be done in a short amount of time. 

A little promo/trailer has been put out by SyFy and can be seen below.  Be sure to check it out when it premieres Saturday evening March 12 on the SyFy channel.