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AGSC president Antony Partos on a challenging year for screen composers

AGSC president Antony Partos on a challenging year for screen composers | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
The composer reflects on how the industry has dealt with the strife caused by the pandemic.
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Ludwig Göransson -  How The Mandalorian Composer Felt About Facing Automatic Comparisons To Star Wars' John Williams

Ludwig Göransson -  How The Mandalorian Composer Felt About Facing Automatic Comparisons To Star Wars' John Williams | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

The Mandalorian introduced a number of fresh elements into the Star Wars franchise, one of which was its impeccable score from composer Ludwig Göransson. Creating music is no easy task, especially when doing so for a franchise like Star Wars, which is known for its iconic beats. With this, it was inevitable that fans would compare and contrast his work with that of the great John Williams. But Göransson seems to be taking the comparisons in stride.

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August 13, 2020 8:12 AM
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How Does a Movie Composer Write the Perfect Score? Interview with Michael Abels

How Does a Movie Composer Write the Perfect Score? Interview with Michael Abels | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
I think that the demo I did is in the film virtually as I first wrote it. It's called "Beach Walk," and it plays as you see the family walking down the beach. It's supposed to be a happy day at the beach, but the music's really troubling and unsettling.
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June 16, 2020 8:59 AM
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Max Steiner, the Composer Who Saved King Kong

Max Steiner, the Composer Who Saved King Kong | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
The Masterful Max Steiner’s Career and Life Were as Dramatic as Any Hollywood Picture...
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May 29, 2020 7:51 AM
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Where indie music meets indie gaming | Music Feature

Where indie music meets indie gaming | Music Feature | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Chicago video-game composers talk about how they found their way into this strange and difficult business.
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May 27, 2020 11:04 AM
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Twitter Poll: "Should a media composer consider what people, who only listen to their music outside of its original context, think about it?"

Should a media composer consider what people, who only listen to their music outside of its original context, think about it?

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February 4, 2020 12:43 PM
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Composer Joe Hisaishi Describes His Creative Process

Composer Joe Hisaishi Describes His Creative Process | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Princess Mononoke. Castle in the Sky. Kikujiro. It’s hard to imagine any of these films without composer Joe Hisaishi’s iconic scores. Decade after decade, he’s consistently written some of the most memorable movie music of our time.
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December 19, 2019 8:10 AM
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How '1917' Composer Thomas Newman Avoided Adding 'Gloom on Gloom' to WWI Film Score

How '1917' Composer Thomas Newman Avoided Adding 'Gloom on Gloom' to WWI Film Score | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Sam Mendes Thomas Newman 1917 This story about Thomas Newman is a part of the “1917” cowl bundle within the Oscar Nominations Preview difficulty of TheWrap’s Oscar journal.Movie composer Thomas Newman has labored with Sam Mendes for the reason that director’s first movie, 1999’s “American Magnificence.”...
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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 17, 2019 8:24 AM
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An interview with Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore

An interview with Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
The composer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy discusses his Canadian Jewish upbringing and latest film, The Song of Names.
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November 5, 2019 8:50 AM
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In retrospect: A year after ‘Tumbbad’, composer Jesper Kyd recalls his entry into Indian film

In retrospect: A year after ‘Tumbbad’, composer Jesper Kyd recalls his entry into Indian film | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

Remember Tumbbad? The beautifully shot, rain-drenched period horror film tells of Vinayak and Hastar, the forgotten son of the goddess of prosperity.

The film, directed by Rahi Anil Barve and Adesh Prasad was released last October and won many awards for cinematography, special effects and sound design. But the music by Jesper Kyd, most say, is pretty memorable too. Hailing from Denmark and based in Los Angeles, the composer and sound designer won a BAFTA (British Academy Film Award) Games Award in 2005 for Best Original Music for the Hitman: Contracts video game. Works such as this is what attracted a willing ear from India.

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Cay Rich's curator insight, November 17, 2019 11:01 PM
Jesper was a music designer that was extremely dedicated in his passion and creativity which turned out to be a major success. With his influencing team and hard work, he was able to put together a unique film that was on the top charts which to me is remarkable. The source that I got this information from stated that,”Jesper has been writing music everyday since he was 13 years old; he says the music industry and being a composer demands a vast amount of work ethic and creativity and with more projects coming out soon, he’s nowhere near slowing down”. This is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals to rely on because it shows the struggles, dedication, and success that comes with perfection in something you believe in and have a vision of success for.
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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 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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September 23, 2020 8:58 AM
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Poll:  Which composer's life would you like to see a biopic of?

Poll:  Which composer's life would you like to see a biopic of?

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August 18, 2020 11:58 AM
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Composer Michael Yezerski on Composing for "The Tax Collector" —

Composer Michael Yezerski on Composing for "The Tax Collector" — | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Composer Michael Yezerski sits down with FilmSpeak to discuss scoring David Ayer’s “The Tax Collector” and what he describes as “seat of your pants scoring”.
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July 6, 2020 7:45 AM
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Ennio Morricone, Prolific Italian Composer for the Movies, Dies at 91

Ennio Morricone, Prolific Italian Composer for the Movies, Dies at 91 | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

Renowned for scoring Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Westerns, the Oscar winner also produced the sounds and music for 'Days of Heaven,' 'The Mission,' 'Cinema Paradiso' and 'The Hateful Eight.'

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June 8, 2020 8:02 AM
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Meet the composer: Gabriel Yared on scoring The English Patient

�Tonight we had planned to be sat beneath the big screen at the Royal Festival Hall, performing the score to Anthony Minghella’s multi-award winning romantic blockbuster, The English Patient. Music is at the centre of this passionate story, and the evocative score earned composer Gabriel Yared an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Grammy Award.

While we can't perform for you right now, in this film Yared relays to us his remarkable journey into composition, orchestration and the world of scoring for cinema.
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Like many performing arts organisations, the Philharmonia is facing significant disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to thank all of our supporters, Friends, audience members and wider community at this challenging time. We are doing everything possible to be performing live again soon.

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May 28, 2020 11:22 PM
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Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi opens up to streaming

Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi opens up to streaming | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Film composer Joe Hisaishi says he is writing more as a result of COVID-19, but is determined not to write about the pandemic itself.
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Great Article a lot of people are coming up with more ideas during covid 19 that is causing them to think outside the box and generate more income 
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Looking at El Camino: An Interview with Dave Porter

Looking at El Camino: An Interview with Dave Porter | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
I recently had the opportunity to speak with composer Dave Porter about his work on El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. The movie, a direct continuation of Breaking Bad, was released on Netflix on October 11, 2019.
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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 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)
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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 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.

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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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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.

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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 1:42 PM
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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Composer Michael Giacchino on Setting the Right Tone –

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Composer Michael Giacchino on Setting the Right Tone – | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
"Jojo Rabbit" composer Michael Giacchino talks with Variety about his work on the Nazi Germany-period satire and setting the right tone.
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