Author: Daniel Schweiger

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Interview with Hildur Guðnadóttir

Hearing sympathy for a laughing devil with “Joker”

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Interview with Gabriel Yared

A composer renowned for tragic romance now sings the blues with “Judy”

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Interview with Tim Wynn

Finding the powers of “Freaks”

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Interview with Daniel Pemberton

Bringing a new musical spell to Thra with “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”

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August Soundtrack Picks

PLANET OF THE APES: ORIGINAL FILM SERIES SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION is the top soundtrack to own for August, 2019

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Interview with Graham Reynolds and Richard Linklater

A quirky composer-director collaboration finds a new direction at the bottom of the world by asking, “Where’d You Go Bernadette?”

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Audio: Interview with Tyler Bates

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews TYLER BATES who brings a rocking, fast and furious musical attitude to the kick-ass action of HOBBS & SHAW

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Interview with composer Stephen Endelman and filmmaker Raymond De Felitta

A neighborhood character-tuned collaboration hits another major emotional home run at the “Bottom of the 9th”

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Interview with Sean Callery

A composer who’s been on the Emmy-winning case of Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” now plays the P.I.’s final season

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Interview with Lesley Barber

Bringing a new talk show swing to her scoring by striking up the band of “Late Night”

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Interview with David Arnold

Having his merry way with heaven and hell for “Good Omens’” end of days

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Interview with Timothy Williams

Sounding Superbad with a sinister twist on The Boy of Steel for “Brightburn”

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May Soundtrack Picks

Soundtrack Picks: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM is the top soundtrack to own for MAY, 2019

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Audio: Interview with Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews COBRA KAI composers LEO BIRENBERG and ZACH ROBINSON, who bow before Bill Conti’s KARATE KID while putting a hip new musical kick into the continuing rivalry of COBRA KAI

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Interview with Disasterpeace

After playing the retro horror of IT FOLLOWS and the morally conflicted action of TRIPLE FRONTIER a tone-shifting composer now channels the film noir to be found UNDER THE SILVER LAKE

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Interview with Christopher Young

HELLRAISER’s master of old school horror scoring gets transformed by being re-buried in a PET SEMATARY

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Interview with Michael Abels

“Get Out’s” composer takes a new musical trip downwards for the visceral terror and metaphoric fear of Jordan Peele’s US

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Interview with Rob Simonsen

One of drama’s most creative composers ventures into the worlds of science fiction and superheroes with CAPTIVE STATE and FAST COLOR

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Audio: Interview with Pinar Toprak

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer PINAR TOPRAK, the rising super heroic composer of TV’s KRYPTON who now hits the cinematic stratosphere and beyond with CAPTAIN MARVEL

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February Soundtrack Picks

“HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD” is the top soundtrack to own for FEBRUARY 2019

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Interview with Joe Kraemer

Giving musical truth to a not-so tall tale with “The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot”

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Audio: Interview with Junkie XL

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer JUNKIE XL, a composer of tech-filled epic adventure who now finds the orchestral soul in the fighting machine called “ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL”

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Interview with Jeff Russo

Bringing the heroic bands back together with “Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Umbrella Academy”

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Interview with West Dylan Thordson

Assuming multiple musical identities for M. Night Shyamalan’s real world superheroes in “Glass”

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Interview with Mychael Danna

Winning the case for a cinematic Ruth Bader Ginsburg with “On the Basis of Sex”

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Audio: Interview with Rupert Gregson-Williams

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS, who powerfully segues in the DC universe from Amazons to Atlanteans with AQUAMAN

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The Best Scores of 2018

Justin Hurwitz’s “First Man” launches an impressively iconoclastic fleet of The Best Scores of 2018

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Interview with Max Richter

A king of modern classical scoring continues his reign with “Mary, Queen of Scots”

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Interview with Roque Banos

A Spanish composer spins a new thread in the music of a Swedish super-hacker of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” while taking on his country’s most legendary mad nobleman for Terry Gilliam’s resurrected opus “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

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Interview with Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans and Joel Edgerton

An eclectic indie composing duo team again with a daring filmmaker-actor to play the impossible conversion of “Boy Erased”

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