Author: Daniel Schweiger

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Interview with Christophe Beck

Getting even bigger with his score for “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

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Interview with Hildur Guðnadóttir

Taking the composing lead in the saga of “Sicario”

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Interview with Germaine Franco

Being It when scoring bros playing “Tag”

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Audio: Interview with John Powell

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer JOHN POWELL, who talent for epic fun now reaches a galaxy far, far away with the loveable space pirate scoundrel SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

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May Soundtrack Picks

“LOST IN SPACE” is the top soundtrack to own for MAY, 2018

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Interview with Nima Fakhrara

Musically voicing one of a trio of androids seeking a soul in the ever-changing videogame “Detroit Become Human”

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Interview with John Massari

Reimagining an rocking 1950’s-style orchestral big top for the 80’s cult classic “Killer Klowns from Outer Space”

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Audio: Interview with Andrew Lockington and Brad Peyton

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer ANDREW LOCKINGTON and director BRAD PEYTON on a collaboration that now reaches its height of thrilling fury with RAMPAGE

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Interview with Marco Beltrami

Scoring a family who must avoid sound at all monstrous costs in “A Quiet Place”

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Interview with Garth Stevenson

Hearing the death of a woman, and a presidential dream in the haunted waters of “Chappaquiddick”

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Interview with Laurent Perez del Mar

Powerfully scoring between the words of reality and fantasy for “I Kill Giants”

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Interview with Geoff Barrow

Creating a new force of alien scoring with Ben Salisbury for “Annihilation”

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February Soundtrack Picks

“ZOMBILENNIUM” is the top soundtrack to own for February, 2018

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Interview with Alex Gibson

A music editor marches to Hans Zimmer’s rhythm for “Dunkirk” for a historic Oscar nomination as co-leader of the sound editorial troops

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Interview with Ludwig Göransson

Scoring Wakanda’s native son with “Black Panther”

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Interview with Jason Hill

Hearing the eerily twisted musical words that makes for “Mindhunter’s” killer interviews

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Inteview with Daniel Pemberton

Cashing in with “All the Money in the World” and “Molly’s Game”

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The Best Scores of 2017

Alexandre Desplat’s “The Shape of Water” rides the wave of The Best Scores of 2017

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Interview with Dave Porter

Turning terrible to triumphant with “The Disaster Artist”

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Audio: Interview with Alexandre Desplat

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, who beautifully transmutes the language of inter-species love into the French-accented THE SHAPE OF WATER

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Interview with Dario Marianelli

Scoring the speech of no surrender for Winston Churchill’s “Darkest Hour”

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November Soundtrack Picks

Also worth picking up: THE BAD SEED, BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN, BETTING ON ZERO, DON’T LOOK NOW, LADY BIRD, THOR RAGNAROCK, TROY and many more

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Interview with Graham Reynolds

A composer who carries the indie torch for director Richard Linklater now picks up a 70’s rock groove for aging vets in “Last Flag Flying”

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Audio: Interview with Carter Burwell

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer CARTER BURWELL, a musical triple threat this fall as he puts up ironic complaints on THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI, breaks down time travelling walls in WONDERSTRUCK and ventures back to Winnie the Pooh’s creation for GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

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Interview with Rob

France’s rising composer of retro-styled horror scoring visits America’s legendary haunted house for “Amityville: The Awakening”

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Interview with Tom Howe

A strong scoring talent is revealed with the sensual creation of an iconic super heroine alongside “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”

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Interview with Joseph Lo Duca and Don Mancini

The terror tag-team of composer and director for horror’s favorite Good Guy multiplies for an asylum holding the “Cult of Chucky”

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Interview with Nathan Barr

Scoring on through to the other side with a new generation of “Flatliners”

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September Soundtrack Picks

“IT” is the top soundtrack to own for September, 2017

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Interview with Clint Mansell

Painting a picture of an artistically possessed icon with “Loving Vincent”

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