Author: Daniel Schweiger

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Audio: Interview with Matthew Margeson

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer MATTHEW MARGESON, who teams again with Henry Jackman to give Britain’s satirical super spies a new American Spaghetti Western sound with KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

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Interview with David Wingo

Finding the manchild enchantment of “Brigsby Bear”

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Interview with Warren Ellis

Once again haunting the American badlands with Nick Cave for “Wind River”

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July, 2017 Soundtrack Picks

“WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES” is the top soundtrack to own for July, 2017

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Interview with Brian Reitzell

Paying eclectic and inventive musical worship to Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”

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Interview with Daniel Hart

Hauntingly scoring the white sheet melancholy of the afterlife for “A Ghost Story”

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Interview with Lorne Balfe

Making equations and icons of history come to musical life with “Genius” and “Churchill”

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Audio: Interview with Brian Tyler and Alex Kurtzman

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer BRIAN TYLER and director ALEX KURTZMAN, who unleash a newly ancient musical world of gods and monsters for THE MUMMY

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Interview with Rupert Gregson-Williams

Scoring with strength and heart for DC’s Amazonian Avenger with the epic music origin story of “Wonder Woman”

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May 2017 Soundtrack Picks

Also worth picking up: ALIEN CONVENANT, BABY’S DAY OUT, GET EVEN, THRILLER, ROCKET TO THE MOON, WONDER WOMAN and many more!

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Interview with Geoff Zanelli

Captaining his own “Pirates” ship into The Devil’s Triangle for “Dead Men Tell No Tales”

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Interview with Aaron Zigman

A composer finds himself in the real, and existential hiding space of “Wakefield”

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Audio: Interview with Tyler Bates

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer TYLER BATES, who brings a second chapter of cosmically heroic music to the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2!

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Interview with Mandy Hoffman

Bringing a lushly romantic French touch to the American indie cheaters of “The Lovers”

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Interview with Bear McCreary

Linking indie relationship dysfunction with giant monster mashing for the music of “Colossal”

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Interview with Rob Simonsen

A youthful composer steals a stylistic grab bag of scores with “Going in Style” and “Gifted”

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Soundtrack Picks: “LOGAN” is the top soundtrack to own for March, 2017

Also worth picking up BEFORE I WAKE, BEVERLY HILLS COP, FRANKENSTEIN, PLANETARIUM, PLANET EARTH II, THE RED BALLOON, SILENT RUNNING TINA GUO: GAME ON! and many more!

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Audio: On the Score with Alan Menken

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer ALAN MENKEN, who now transforms a tale as old as time into the new, live action enchantment of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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Interview with Martin Tillman

A cello-driven composer powerfully evokes the tragic reality of “Cries from Syria”

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Interview with Michael Abels

Hearing ethnically satirical horror while breaking through with “Get Out”

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Interview with Benjamin Wallfisch

A composer finds an eerily beautiful, waltzing “Cure for Wellness.” Just don’t count the eels

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Interview with Andrew Lockington

Casting a soaring, romantic spell for an earthbound starboy

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Interview with Paul Haslinger

A composer of full-throttle genre action finally goes to ask Alice for the first time with the climactic “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”

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Interview with Michael Wandmacher

A composer with a talent for furious action now unleashes the “Underworld” saga’s “Blood Wars”

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Interview with Fernando Velazquez

Hearing the moving music of loss and fear when “A Monster Calls”

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Interview with Marcelo Zarvos

Musically finding the right fit through August Wilson’s words as Denzel Washington stages “Fences” for the big screen

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The Best Scores of 2016

Johann Johannsson’s “Arrival” heralds a year of impressive soundtracks The Best Scores of 2016

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Interview with Mica Levi

Getting under the haunted, melancholy skin of “Jackie”

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Audio: On the Score with “Moana’s” Mark Mancina

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer MARK MANCINA, Disney’s musical navigator for Africa’s “Tarzan” and Alaska’s “Brother Bear,” who now magically sets sail on the Polynesian seas of “Moana”

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Interview with Lesley Barber

Creating the classical songs of sadness that flow through “Manchester by the Sea”

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