Avatar: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack album of the 3-D science fiction epic film Avatar, directed by James Cameron. The original score and songs were composed, co-orchestrated and conducted by James Horner.
Composer James Horner scored the film, his third collaboration with Cameron after Aliens and Titanic. Horner recorded parts of the score with a small chorus singing in the Na’vi language in March 2008. He also worked with Wanda Bryant, an ethnomusicologist, to create a music culture for the alien race. Horner took advice from his assistant, and they put an unusual amount of virtual instruments in this project. The first scoring sessions were planned to take place in spring 2009. Leona Lewis sang the theme song, “I See You”. An accompanying music video, directed by Jake Nava, premiered on MySpace on December 15, 2009.
The score was nominated for Best Original Score at the 82nd Academy Awards, but lost to Up. “I See You” was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Original Song category for the 67th Golden Globes.
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