‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ nominated for Critics’ Choice Award

December 14, 2015

The Critics’ Choice Awards announced nominations for the 2016 ceremony on Monday with ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ earning a nomination for Best Action Film, Best Actor in an Action Film (Tom Cruise) and Best Actress in an Action Film (Rebecca Ferguson).  Read Variety’s coverage and see the full list of nominees on their website. […]

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Newsflash: Berklee Today

November 30, 2015

The alumni newsletter for Berklee School of Music recently did a feature on Joe. “Scoring Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation was the opportunity of a lifetime for Joe Kraemer ’93. The music of any Mission: Impossible film will inevitably be tied to the iconic theme penned by Lalo Schifrin for the original TV show. The challenge for […]


From Joe: St. Lawrence Int’l Film Fest

October 28, 2015

Well, I’ve just gotten back home from a trip to upstate New York – and I mean, UP-state.  The first ever St. Lawrence International Film Festival was held in Canton, NY this past weekend, and I was invited to speak at several events, including a master class for music student at the Crane School of Music […]


From Joe: Abbey Road

October 09, 2015

Every once in while over the past year or so, something small has happened that on the surface seems like no big deal, but hits me in a profound way.  This is one of those things – it’s just a poster hanging on a wall at a place where I worked.  But that poster is […]


From Joe: ORF Visits My Studio

September 28, 2015

I had a great time welcoming Pia Niederwimmer and her crew from Austrian Radio & Television (ORF) to my studio last week, where we discussed my career as a composer, especially my experience in Vienna working on “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”.  Pia was a gracious interviewer with some terrific questions, many that no one […]

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The Apple Tree now in select theaters

September 16, 2015

Make sure to catch ‘The Apple Tree’ at the Laemmle NoHo 7 during the film’s Oscar qualifying run this week.  I wrote the score for this touching story about a young boy who chooses to defend the purity of nature at all costs.  


Newsflash: Behind-The-Scenes of the Opera Sequence in ‘Mission: Impossible’

September 06, 2015

“Mission: Impossible” has been captivating audiences with high-octane action sequences ever since the film franchise launched in 1996. From the iconic wire hang in the first film to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge shootout in “M:I 3” to the Burj Khalifa sequence in 2011’s “Ghost Protocol,” there was a long list of thrilling and original set pieces that […]


From Joe: A Thank You to Soundtrack Cologne

August 28, 2015

It’s 110 degrees here in the San Fernando and it’s making me miss Cologne, Germany even more.  See, I was there last weekend for Soundtrack_Cologne 12, where I had a really wonderful time talking about my work on Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation with moderator Vasco Hexel.  I also saw two great panels with composers Dave Porter […]


The Apple Tree

August 20, 2015

Evan here. In all the excitement of the present, I wanted to make sure that we give the future its  due. Coming up is one of most meaningful projects Joe has had the honor of composing for – and that’s not just me saying that! From Joe: No, it’s isn’t! In a bit of life-coming-full […]


Off to Soundtrack Cologne

August 19, 2015

There is no rest for the weary. Once again globe-hopping like an IMF agent, Joe is off to the great continent of Europe, more specifically Germany, for Soundtrack Cologne! He has been asked to speak on a panel titled: Joe Kraemer. And he didn’t have to change his name! If you are in Cologne, please […]