Author: Daniel Schweiger

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Interview with Mondo Boys

Putting a hip hit out on Santa Claus with “Fatman”

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Interview with Dara Taylor

Putting hypnotic structure to criminal chaos with “Echo Boomers”

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Interview with Carlos Rafael Rivera

Making the winning melodic moves with “The Queen’s Gambit”

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Interview with Jim Williams

Scoring inside the lethal headspace of the “Possessor”

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Interview with Marc Streitenfeld

Continuing to explore alien worlds and the nature of android parenting in “Raised by Wolves”

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Interview with Will Bates

Piloting an alternative musical route to Mars while staying on earth with “Away”

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Interview with Nate Wonder and Roman Gianarthur Irvin

Two brothers score with old school to blow up the white supremacist “Antebellum”

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Interview with David Buckley

Veering from the sonic insanity of “Unhinged” to the emotional apocalypse at “Greenland”

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Interview with Michael Yezerski

Paying “The Tax Collector’s” dark crime dues

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Soundtrack Picks: BAD EDUCATION is the top soundtrack to own for JUNE, 2020

Also worth picking up: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, DA 5 BLOODS, DEATH RACE 2000, FAR AND AWAY, LEGENDS OF THE FALL, THE STORY OF O2, VILLAIN, WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS, WESTWORLD SEASON 3 and many more!

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Interview: Director Jesse V. Johnson and composer Sean Murray

A kick-ass double team has the bill come due again for a martial arts star who’s taking names

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Interview with Tamar-kali

Creating a hauntingly surreal score for “Shirley’s” tale of madness and eroticism

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Interview with Devin Burrows

Carving a new, horrific composing voice with “The Wretched”

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Interview with Nathan Barr

Going inventively old and new school with “Hollywood” and “The Great” while finally catching “The Hunt’s” darkly satirical quarry

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Interview with Kris Bowers

Musically marching on the side of the left, and right with “Mrs. America”

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Interview with “Unorthodox’s” Alexa Karolinski and Antonio Gambale

Creating a show, and score that where music breaks free the soul

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Interview with Steve Jablonsky

Rhythmically scoring men of action with “Bloodshot” and “Spenser: Confidential”

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Interview with Mychael and Jeff Danna

Musically bonding “Onward” for a fantastical quest to a real, shared past with an especially personal Pixar film

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Interview with Enis Rotthoff

Shooting a beat to kill for with “Guns Akimbo”

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CD Review: FEBRUARY 2020

DOLORES CLAIBORNE: THE DELUXE EDITION is the top soundtrack to own for FEBRUARY 2020

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Interview with Colin Stetson

Scoring into the mouth of cosmic madness to conjure a Lovecraftian miasma for “Color out of Space”

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Interview with Jeff Russo

Scoring intimately on his Star Trek voyages by going back to The Next Generation’s “Picard”

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Interview with Kathryn Bostic and Joel P. West

Creating scores that speak for crime and the ultimate punishment with “Clemency” and “Just Mercy”

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Audio: Interview with Thomas Newman

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer THOMAS NEWMAN, whose music ventures through the horrors and heroism of WW1’s front lines in 1917

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Interview with Alexandre Desplat and Greta Gerwig

A composer and director create the ultimate musical love letter to Luisa May Alcott, with a difference

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The Best Scores of 2019

The unhinged melodies of Hildur Guðnadóttir’s “Joker” and Daniel Pemberton’s “Motherless Brooklyn” lead an impressive dance for The Best Scores of 2019 and The Composers to Watch

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Interview with Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders

A composing team to beat puts pedal to the retro for “Ford v Ferrari”

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Interview with The Newton Brothers

With music most often forged in fear, Taylor Newton Stewart and Andy Grush dare to venture into the Overlook Hotel with old musical ghosts, and a terrifying sensibility all their own for “Doctor Sleep”

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Audio: Interview with Terence Blanchard

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews TERENCE BLANCHARD, a composer renowned for playing the black experience who now rousingly trumpets the determination of its slave-freeing Moses with HARRIET

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Interview with Michael Giacchino

Finding the humor, horror and humanity with “Jojo Rabbit’s” surreal sunset for Hitler

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