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'''Nathan Furst''' is a composer who worked with LEGO and Creative Capers Entertainment to score the first three BIONICLE films.
 
'''Nathan Furst''' is a composer who worked with LEGO and Creative Capers Entertainment to score the first three BIONICLE films.
  
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An avid lover of film music ever since childhood, Furst taught himself to play piano at the age of 12, receiving no lessons, and as a teenager acquired copies of TV show episodes without any music mixed in so that he could compose his own scores for them. Furst - who had never heard of BIONICLE before - had a friend in Timothy Borquez, who was serving as a sound supervisor for [[BIONICLE: Mask of Light|an upcoming BIONICLE film]]. Borquez recommended that Furst send in a demo reel of his work to Sue Shakespeare (the film's executive producer), who was impressed by Furst's work and enthusiasm and invited him to score the film. Furst composed approximately sixty-five minutes of music for the film, including a ten-minute cue for the film's finishing battle sequence. Furst's work earned him a nomination for Best Original Score in a DVD Premiere Movie, after which he returned to score the [[BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui|second]] and [[BIONICLE 3: Web of Shadows|third]] installments of the film series.
 
An avid lover of film music ever since childhood, Furst taught himself to play piano at the age of 12, receiving no lessons, and as a teenager acquired copies of TV show episodes without any music mixed in so that he could compose his own scores for them. Furst - who had never heard of BIONICLE before - had a friend in Timothy Borquez, who was serving as a sound supervisor for [[BIONICLE: Mask of Light|an upcoming BIONICLE film]]. Borquez recommended that Furst send in a demo reel of his work to Sue Shakespeare (the film's executive producer), who was impressed by Furst's work and enthusiasm and invited him to score the film. Furst composed approximately sixty-five minutes of music for the film, including a ten-minute cue for the film's finishing battle sequence. Furst's work earned him a nomination for Best Original Score in a DVD Premiere Movie, after which he returned to score the [[BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui|second]] and [[BIONICLE 3: Web of Shadows|third]] installments of the film series.
  
 
Furst was not invited to return for the [[BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn|fourth film]], which he attributes to the new production company's wish to not retread old ground.
 
Furst was not invited to return for the [[BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn|fourth film]], which he attributes to the new production company's wish to not retread old ground.
  
While no official soundtrack release for his work on the BIONICLE films has materialized, Furst has on occasion uploaded cues for streaming through his website, SoundCloud, and YouTube.
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2017 saw the first official releases of Furst's work on the first three BIONICLE films. The ''Mask of Light'' soundtrack was released on March 10,<ref>[https://www.amazon.com/Bionicle-Light-Original-Soundtrack-Anniversary/dp/B06WW8XDC8/ref=sr_1_9?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1488472077&sr=1-9&refinements=p_n_date%3A1249098011%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A625150011 Amazon.com: Bionicle: Mask of Light (Original Soundtrack) [14th Anniversary<nowiki>]</nowiki>]: Nathan Furst: MP3 Downloads</ref> followed by ''Legends of Metru Nui'' on December 12<ref name="LoMN">[https://www.amazon.com/Bionicle-Legends-Metru-Nui-Original-Score/dp/B07824TB7K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513086691&sr=8-1&keywords=bionicle+2+soundtrack Amazon.com: Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru-Nui (Original Score)] : Nathan Furst: MP3 Downloads</ref> and ''Web of Shadows'' on December 22.<ref>[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078K3CBJT/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513952500&sr=8-1&keywords=bionicle+3+soundtrack Amazon.com: Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows (Original Score) : Nathan Furst: MP3 Downloads</ref> The soundtracks are fully remastered and collectively contain almost all of the music from the films, with some tracks being omitted from ''Legends of Metru Nui'' due to their redundancy.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/NathanFurst/posts/1695457730524750?comment_id=1696374183766438&reply_comment_id=1701268826610307&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R9%22%7D Nathan Furst - There ARE two tracks missing...] | Facebook, 16 December 2017</ref> The albums are available for purchase on digital music stores such as iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, with no plans currently in place for physical releases.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/NathanFurst/photos/a.265624256841445.59146.141788362558369/1329406153796578/?type=3&theater Nathan Furst - The Mask Of Light soundtrack will be...] | Facebook, 17 February 2017</ref> In addition to the soundtrack releases, Furst has recently expressed interest in organizing a concert where highlights from the original Bionicle trilogy soundtracks are performed.<ref>[https://twitter.com/nathanfurst/status/980580585985925121 Nathan Furst on Twitter: "Seriously exploring the idea..."] Twitter, 1 April 2017</ref>
  
==Trivia==
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*The [[Kolhii]] match sequence in ''Mask of Light'' was edited around Furst's score for the scene.
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* The [[Kolhii]] match sequence in ''Mask of Light'' was edited around Furst's score for the scene.
*Furst often describes the BIONICLE films as some of his favorite projects, as he had extensive creative freedom in what he could write.
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* Furst often describes the BIONICLE films as some of his favorite projects, as he had extensive creative freedom in what he could write.
*When composing the score to ''Mask of Light'', Furst had only concept art to work off of to get an idea for what atmosphere his music should have. In composing subsequent films in the series he had the luxury of being able to read the script beforehand.
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* When composing the score to ''Mask of Light'', Furst had only concept art to work off of to get an idea for what atmosphere his music should have. In composing subsequent films in the series he had the luxury of being able to read the script beforehand.
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"I loved working on those films. For me, it’s some of the best work I’ve ever done."
— Nathan Furst

Nathan Furst
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Job Composer for the first three films
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Nathan Furst is a composer who worked with LEGO and Creative Capers Entertainment to score the first three BIONICLE films.

Biography

An avid lover of film music ever since childhood, Furst taught himself to play piano at the age of 12, receiving no lessons, and as a teenager acquired copies of TV show episodes without any music mixed in so that he could compose his own scores for them. Furst - who had never heard of BIONICLE before - had a friend in Timothy Borquez, who was serving as a sound supervisor for an upcoming BIONICLE film. Borquez recommended that Furst send in a demo reel of his work to Sue Shakespeare (the film's executive producer), who was impressed by Furst's work and enthusiasm and invited him to score the film. Furst composed approximately sixty-five minutes of music for the film, including a ten-minute cue for the film's finishing battle sequence. Furst's work earned him a nomination for Best Original Score in a DVD Premiere Movie, after which he returned to score the second and third installments of the film series.

Furst was not invited to return for the fourth film, which he attributes to the new production company's wish to not retread old ground.

2017 saw the first official releases of Furst's work on the first three BIONICLE films. The Mask of Light soundtrack was released on March 10,[1] followed by Legends of Metru Nui on December 12[2] and Web of Shadows on December 22.[3] The soundtracks are fully remastered and collectively contain almost all of the music from the films, with some tracks being omitted from Legends of Metru Nui due to their redundancy.[4] The albums are available for purchase on digital music stores such as iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, with no plans currently in place for physical releases.[5] In addition to the soundtrack releases, Furst has recently expressed interest in organizing a concert where highlights from the original Bionicle trilogy soundtracks are performed.[6]

Trivia

  • The Kolhii match sequence in Mask of Light was edited around Furst's score for the scene.
  • Furst often describes the BIONICLE films as some of his favorite projects, as he had extensive creative freedom in what he could write.
  • When composing the score to Mask of Light, Furst had only concept art to work off of to get an idea for what atmosphere his music should have. In composing subsequent films in the series he had the luxury of being able to read the script beforehand.

References