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December 25, 2019 9:50 AM
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Scott Bomar - My Name is Dolemite (Ep. 106) | The Annotator

Scott Bomar - My Name is Dolemite (Ep. 106) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, Scott Bomar discusses his research into and how he paid homage to the blaxsploitation genre of the 1970s. Bomar details his inspiration from composers such as Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifrin and the performances of many instrumentalists who played on such famous films such as Shaft, Chuck Turner and Superfly. While revealing some of the musical connection to previous work he did for HUSTLE & FLOW, Scott Bomar shares how an encounter at the recording studio with another huge, musical influence, Isaac Hayes played out.

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December 2, 2019 10:56 PM
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Joseph Trapanese - Lady and the Tramp [2019]  | The Annotator

Joseph Trapanese - Lady and the Tramp [2019]  | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, composer Joe Trapanese shares how he embraced the famous “Bella Notte” from the original “Lady and the Tramp” from 1955, while also writing his own original music and themes for this newest version.  He reveals how he incorporated the original “Bella Notte,” as well as creating his own, new arrangments of the unforgettably, romantic song.  Trapanese also details a number of the key, original themes he wrote for the film and names a number of the talented musicians who performed them.

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November 11, 2019 10:58 PM
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David Robidoux - NFL 100 Anniversary Suite (Ep. 100) | The Annotator

David Robidoux - NFL 100 Anniversary Suite (Ep. 100) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this extended episode, David Robidoux talks about his history of writing music for NFL Films and the unique challenges that come with writing a commemorative theme, as opposed to writing film scores. He vividly describes his writing process for this theme which eventually became four foundational motifs. Robidoux introduces and lightly explores each of these four main motifs before demonstrating several different arrangements of the four to cover the gamut of emotional and narrative range of the NFL’s centennial campaign.

Cay Rich's curator insight, November 17, 2019 11:10 PM
David Robidoux was a sound creator for NFL games and super bowl showcases for many years and this text is a major informational resource for audio professionals as stated in the reading. With David’s annotated tracks such as 02:41 - NFL 100th Anniversary Suite
02:17 - Celebratory motif
12:48 - Action/ Triumph motif
13:11 - Toughness theme
13:47 - The Struggle theme
14:33 - Celebratory theme with nostalgia
15:18 - 4 motifs with struggle stories
19:09 - Action arrangement
21:21 - Legends and stories utilizing for more motifs
23:34 - Culminations, his creativity brought him over 15 Emmy awards Which in my opinion is conventional. Robidoux influences me to stay positive with determination to never give up because although programming themes may be difficult, it can be a dramatic success if I stay focused. This content was beneficial to the knowledge of creativity.
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October 28, 2019 9:41 PM
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Tim Wynn - Freaks (Ep. 98) | The Annotator

Tim Wynn - Freaks (Ep. 98) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, composer Tim Wynn opens up six tracks from his original score. He reveals his musical ideas behind several of the main character themes and even how one theme, originally written for one character was eventually used for another. Tim shares which piece convinced him that a live orchestra was going to be needed for this score and lastly how having two directors on a film can lead to unique musical challenges for the composer.

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October 15, 2019 1:27 PM
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Kevin Manthei - Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus | The Annotator Podcast

Kevin Manthei - Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus | The Annotator Podcast | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, composer Kevin Manthei talks about returning to the Invader Zim franchise after 20 years. He discloses some of the challenges he faced in returning like: being respectful to his original score for the tv series while also adding something new. He reveals just how collaboratively he worked with creator/director Jhonen Vasquez; how Bram Stoker’s Dracula influenced a portion of the music and how an early version of a particular piece was compared, by the director, to John Williams’ Home Alone.

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October 1, 2019 8:13 AM
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Emily Rice - The I-Land (Ep. 94) | The Annotator

Emily Rice - The I-Land (Ep. 94) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, Emily Rice talks about having her score for The I-Land walk a delicate balance somewhere between music and sound design. She reveals how she crafted her score to touch on the various elements of the series: the humans, the mysterious, and the sci-fi. Rice also reveals how an old song from "Bonnie & Clyde" becomes one of the many heavily processed sources in her original work.

Lynden Turnquest's curator insight, October 20, 2019 11:03 PM
Listening to Emily Rice's podcast really struck a chord with me, as a music producer and Recording Arts major at Full Sail. The impact of music on a scene in a movie, the suspense in a video games, and the emotion behind something as simple as a picture is truly incredible. Emily Rice's experience with the composing of the soundtrack to the Netflix Original Series, the I-Land, is amazing. She put together so many different sounds to contribute to the emotion of the series left so much to be desired. As a producer myself, I aspire to be able to do the things that she described doing in the podcast. The Annotator is a wonderful website in which creative types are able to release their creativity to the world. Copyrighted in 2019 by Tracksounds, The Annotator offers podcasts that provide learning opportunities for people who like to learn "how things work" or who want to hone their own craft through the inspiration of others. Though you can's physically see the person, there is VERY little doubt to a lack of credibility within the podcast. The cast with Emily Rice was not only equipped with detailed background information about her, but also annotated tracks (not for sale) to enhance the listeners understanding, and the immense detail in which she speaks leaves absolutely no doubt in my mind towards the truthfulness of the cast. Additionally, Emily Speaks very objectively about her process, rather than loading the cast with subjective feelings that offer little relevance....as some come to expect from podcasts! It is clear how someone in the audio arts industry would benefit from this amazing cast, with the details in the creation of the soundtrack. As for me, my inspiration has been so sparked that I will be using some of the methods discussed in my own original score VERY soon!
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September 17, 2019 8:21 AM
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Ben Foster / Nick Foster - Thunderbirds are Go (Series 2) | The Annotator Podcast

Ben Foster / Nick Foster - Thunderbirds are Go (Series 2) | The Annotator Podcast | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode of the Annotator, the brothers Foster open up their original score for series 2 of THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO. They discuss their unique treatment of Barry Gray's original theme as a part of their audition for the project. Not only do they reveal how they incorporated some of Barry Gray's original instrumentation and style but also how and when they departed from it. Lastly, the two share how they specifically chose to utilize a large symphonic orchestra for this score with the idea of exposing young children to such music and hopefully introducing the idea of being involved with music in some way.

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September 3, 2019 8:58 PM
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Christopher Lennertz - The Boys (Ep. 90) | The Annotator

Christopher Lennertz - The Boys (Ep. 90) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, Christopher Lennertz dissects the many exotic components that he’s combined to create  the distinctive sound for THE BOYS including: wratchets, breathing, rubbing hands, indian singing bowls and knitting needles.  He details how he developed this gritty, garage-rock feel as well as invoking other musical-styles to convey significant moments in the series and to represent some of the key characters in THEY BOYS.

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August 20, 2019 8:18 AM
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Ronit Kirchman - The Sinner [Season 2](Ep.88) | The Annotator

Ronit Kirchman - The Sinner [Season 2](Ep.88) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, Ronit Kirchman returns to the Annotator to share the story behind her original music for season 2 of THE SINNER.  She shares about the opportunities and challenges that working on an anthology series provides, while elaborating on the need for new themes and tone that are specific for this season’s story.  At the same time, she reveals how she finds opportunities for subtle connections to the previous season.

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August 5, 2019 10:19 PM
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Composers Joe Thwaites and Jim Fowler - Blood & Truth (Ep. 86) | The Annotator Podcast

Composers Joe Thwaites and Jim Fowler - Blood & Truth (Ep. 86) | The Annotator Podcast | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, composers Jim Fowler and Joe Thwaites detail their experience in writing and adjusting several key themes for the game and how those themes became the starting point for rest of the music created. They discuss how they were looking to capture the “sound of London” and this led them to incorporating GRIME music into the score and working with artists such as Zdot and Kamakaze. 

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July 23, 2019 10:18 PM
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Adrian Ellis - Last Call (Ep. 84) | The Annotator

Adrian Ellis - Last Call (Ep. 84) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, composer Adrian Ellis walks us through the challenges he faced in writing an original score for a single-take-film. Matching the novel approach of the film, Ellis shares how and why he ended up recording the score in a single-take as well and in front of a live audience. He opens up a number of the original themes, discusses his instrumentation, and reveals some of his influences like Arvo Part and Jonny Greenwood. Adrian Ellis shares how the score’s musicians had a more physically demanding performance while also having a unique emotional experience while performing the score.  

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July 9, 2019 10:38 AM
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Carly Paradis - The Innocents (Ep. 82) | The Annotator

Carly Paradis - The Innocents (Ep. 82) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, Carly Paradis talks about working with the London Contemporary Orchestra and how her score touches on the series' many themes of: love, family and identity. The London-based composer shares how she drew upon her own experience in Going from child to adult to write music to represent the series' lead character. She also reveals some of the musical details behind some of the most dramatically intense moments of the series and score. Finally, Carly Paradis shares how the deeply personal and powerful song, "The Innocents," sung by the Norwegian artist "EERA." evolved into a last minute powerhouse and came to represent the core essence of the 8 episode season.

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June 24, 2019 9:36 PM
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Composer Matt Morton - Apollo 11 (Ep. 80) | The Annotator

Composer Matt Morton - Apollo 11 (Ep. 80) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, we recognize the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission as Matt Morton reveals both inspirations and challenges of scoring the epic documentary. He talks about his desire to use and feature sounds, instruments and effects only available at the time of the Apollo 11 launch in 1969. Morton reveals some of the challenges he faced upon making this decision and how he consulted with the synth manufacturer Moog, among others, on how to reach his goal of authenticity. He also dives into some of his escapades in adding reverb and a unique rhythm he developed for a climactic track “We Must Be Bold.”

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December 9, 2019 11:00 PM
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Composer Raison Varner Shares His Musical Story behind Borderlands 3 (Ep. 104) | The Annotator

Composer Raison Varner Shares His Musical Story behind Borderlands 3 (Ep. 104) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Raison Varner - Borderlands 3 (Ep. 104)
Lucas Tenedorio's curator insight, December 15, 2019 2:35 PM
Borderlands is a very popular gaming franchise with a widespread fanbase and the composer of the newest game Borderlands 3 shared his insights on his on the games success and the musical side of the game. Borderlands 3 is an action role playing first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. The source of this information was used with Borderlands to help spread popularity of the franchise and the musical story behind the successful game. This game and its music revolutionized the standards of quality of video game scores showing the time and skill needed to make it happen. 
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November 19, 2019 12:11 PM
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Composer Tom Hedden - 75 Seasons Suite (Ep. 101) | The Annotator

Composer Tom Hedden - 75 Seasons Suite (Ep. 101) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, composer Tom Hedden revisits his now-classic music from the NFL Film's documentary, "75 Seasons: The Story of the NFL." Hedden shares how he came onto this project, even being chosen over more prominent Hollywood composers. He reveals how he wrote for descriptions and not to picture ... and how this greatly impacted the final music suite.  Hedden also discusses how and why he used the 5/4 rhythm for a particular section, the personal reason why he chose to include the bagpipes and which section of the orchestra had the greatest challenge with the piece. 

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November 4, 2019 8:50 PM
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Wilbert Roget II - Mortal Kombat 11 (Ep. 99) | The Annotator

Wilbert Roget II - Mortal Kombat 11 (Ep. 99) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, Wilber Roget opens up his score for Mortal Kombat 11 and shares how he helped to define the protagnist forces versus the antagonist by utilizing acoustic East Asian instrumentation versus electronic performances of Middle Eastern influenced music respectively. He also delves into exactly how he reflected the crucial narrative element of time in his original score. And throughout this episode, Roget spotlights a number of the talented musicians that he helped to bring his score for Mortal Kombat 11 to life.

Trin Colter's curator insight, November 17, 2019 9:46 PM
winery Bring out all ability to make the electronic performance in the music and audio of Mortal Kombat 11.
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October 22, 2019 8:12 AM
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Geoff Knorr - Civilization VI: Gathering Storm | The Annotator Podcast

Geoff Knorr - Civilization VI: Gathering Storm | The Annotator Podcast | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode Geoff Knorr takes us on a deep dive into the development of the thematic music he wrote for two of the eight civilizations introduced into the world of Civilization VI: his music for the Ottoman Empire and his music for the Maori people of New Zealand. But before this, Knorr shares some crucial details about the expansion and some of the overall goals for the music of Gathering Storm, including the epic opening cinematic.

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October 8, 2019 8:14 AM
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Carl Thiel - Seis Manos (Ep. 95) | The Annotator

Carl Thiel - Seis Manos (Ep. 95) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, Carl Thiel shares what techniques and instruments he used to musically blend Chinese and Mexican cultures together in his original score. He also dives into several key character themes and action sequences and details a number of the unique instruments he employs to help create, what he calls, a "melting pot" of a score. 

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September 24, 2019 10:03 PM
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Didier Lean Rachou - Deadliest Catch (Ep. 93) | The Annotator

Didier Lean Rachou - Deadliest Catch (Ep. 93) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, composer Didier Lean Rachou, after just completing his work on season 15, shares just how musically rewarding his experience on DEADLIEST CATCH has been because of the wide range of musical styles he’s been asked to implement since joining the program in 2012. He talks about the ongoing challenge of bringing these intense,life-and-death stories from the Bering Sea to the small screen. Rachou reveals just how working on this reality-tv-program has personally impacted him, as the people at the heart of the show are in very real real danger and don’t always return home.

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September 10, 2019 11:23 AM
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Austin Wintory - Erica (Ep. 91) | The Annotator

Austin Wintory - Erica (Ep. 91) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, Austin Wintory takes us beneath the murder-mystery of ERICA to reveal some of the intricate details of creating an original score for this extremely interactive game. He shares how key themes are combined and contrasted, throughout the game, based on the players choices and the resulting atmospheric and even narrative effects. Austin Wintory also unveils how he came to utilize Delphic maxims as lyrics within his score.

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August 26, 2019 9:09 PM
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David Stone Hamilton - Solis (Ep. 89) | The Annotator

David Stone Hamilton - Solis (Ep. 89) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, composer David Stone Hamilton talks about how he looked to match the classic, analog sci-fi aesthetic of the film through his live orchestral score, how Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams and Don Davis influenced him on the project and how the original sketch he wrote was used on set by the director to assist the actors.

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August 13, 2019 3:56 PM
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Jacob Yoffee and Roahn Hylton - Free Meek (Ep. 87) | The Annotator

Jacob Yoffee and Roahn Hylton - Free Meek (Ep. 87) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, Yoffee and Hylton, while detailing Meek Mill’s roller-coaster story, reveal their own story of discovery and creation for the series’ music. They discuss the tonal range of the score and the things that helped influence that range. They share some of the many challenges they faced on the project including: musically telling Mill’s story from multiple perspectives, fusing hip hop with symphonic music and helping to provide musical energy to the series while maintaining the crucial human element of the story.

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July 30, 2019 11:35 AM
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Nathan Whitehead - Days Gone (Ep. 85) | The Annotator

Nathan Whitehead - Days Gone (Ep. 85) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, composer Nathan Whitehead walks us through five key pieces from his DAYS GONE score. He talks about the challenges he faced in nailing the right "tone" that would accurately represent, not only the complexities of narrative but the complexities of the game's key characters. Nathan Whitehead also reveals how he was chosen to be score the project and which of his previous scores initially caught the ear of the game's creative director, John Garvin.  

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July 16, 2019 8:46 AM
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e.hillman - Ashen (Ep. 83) | The Annotator

e.hillman - Ashen (Ep. 83) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode e.hillman, shares his first-time-experience in working in the video games industry.  He reveals the context and evolution of his music for Ashen and his unique approach in  representing the post-apocalyptic-world of the game.  Hillman shares why he chose to remove nearly all melody from the score and elaborates on how his instrumentation also reflects the players progress in the game.  

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July 2, 2019 8:03 AM
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Chad Hobson - Leaving Neverland (Ep. 81) | The Annotator

Chad Hobson - Leaving Neverland (Ep. 81) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
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