2022-02-12 – 14:15 h


UPDATE (14/6/2022): Book information updated and link to purchase it (Spanish)

UPDATE (14/6/2022): English version available (read more)


Kane Ediciones will publish on March 15, 2022 the book “JERRY GOLDSMITH: Un Camaleón Musical” in Spanish, written by Christian Aguilera Couceiro, and dedicated entirely to the life and work of legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004), which will contain a foreword by renowned soundtrack producer Robert Townson.


The book, which will have 404 526 pages and will be 17 x 23.5 cm in size, will include more than 40 black and white and 123 color photographs, alongside end pages grouping together all the official covers of the composer’s films, documentaries, TV (mini)series, TVMovies, and anthologies.


This book had its first edition in 2014, which has now been revised and expanded with more than 50 pages, and will also add new content and unpublished photographs.


It should be noted that the book is currently being translated into English, in a careful edition that will be released in April 2022, one month after the launch of the Spanish edition.


According to the official description:

“JERRY GOLDSMITH: A Musical Chameleon is the first work published in Spanish about one of the fundamental composers in the evolution of film music in the second half of the 20th century. This monograph focuses its analysis on the vast cinematographic work -more than one hundred and sixty scores- of Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004), who cultivated all kinds of genres for very different proposals. Freud (1962), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Boys from Brazil (1978), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Alien (1979), Gremlins (1984) and Basic Instinct (1992) are some of the many titles in which the Californian composer appears in the credits. Almost twenty years after his death, his musical legacy is one of the most impressive, in terms of quality and quantity, recorded in the last century. Both within and outside the artistic discipline that gave him the greatest international projection. The analysis of his scores for television, the list of rejected soundtracks, his concert works, as well as a detailed discography and an introductory section by Jaume Carreras, who offers an overview from a historiographical perspective, are other sections of interest in this monograph.”


SoundTrackFest will bring you more information about this great book as the date approaches and we have more information about its price and where to buy it.


Link to buy the book (26€):