Author: Daniel Schweiger

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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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Soundtrack Picks: “SHIN GODZILLA” is the top soundtrack to own for November, 2016

Also worth picking up: FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, FRIGHT NIGHT, HACKSAW RIDGE, LUKE CAGE, THE NIGHT OF, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS and many more!

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Interview with Johan Johannson

Composing in alien tongues for “Arrival”

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Interview with Nicholas Britell

Playing a classical down low for the serious “Moonlight”

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Interview with Mark Isham

Calculating an action hero with a uniquely special set of musical skills for “The Accountant”

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Audio: “On the Score” with “Deepwater Horizon” composer Steve Jablonsky

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer STEVE JABLONSKY, who battles the inferno of DEEPWATER HORIZON with a mesmerizing, suspenseful score of surviving an ocean hell on earth

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Soundtrack Picks: “THE LITTLE PRINCE” is the top soundtrack to own for September, 2016

Also worth picking up CUTTHROAT ISLAND, CHARLES FOX: SEASONS, GENIUS, PETE’S DRAGON, RAMBO, STRANGER THINGS and many more!

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Interview with Simon Franglen

Teaming with, then resurrecting James Horner for a final, furious round-up of western heroism to co-score “The Magnificent Seven”

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Interview with Christian Jacob and Tierney Sutton

Two band mates board Air Eastwood for “Sully’s” jazzily distinctive take on a disaster with a happy ending

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Interview with Christopher Lennertz

Slaying food isn’t musical kid’s stuff in “Sausage Party”

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Interview with Steven Price

Scoring DC villains with no dead space in the “Suicide Squad”

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Interview with Jay Wadley

Hearing a beautifully tragic feeling of “Indignation”

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Soundtrack Picks: “THE ROCKETEER” is the top soundtrack to own for July, 2016

Also worth picking up CAFÉ SOCIETY, JESSICA JONES, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, MADE IN FRANCE, NIGHTHAWKS, SENSORIA, VICTOR YOUNG AT PARAMOUNT and many more!

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Interview with Alex Somers

Finding the Zen of nature versus nurture with “Captain Fantastic”

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Interview with Nathan Whitehead

A composer who continues to vote for The Purge on “Election Night”

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Interview with Robert McDowell and Andy Hull

Vocally re-animating a score for “Swiss Army Man”

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Interview with Cliff Martinez

Continuing a twisted collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn as they take a retro-groovy catwalk to hell with “The Neon Demon”

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May Soundtrack Picks

’10 CLOVERFIELD LANE’ is the top soundtrack to own for May, 2016. Also worth picking up CHINATOWN, I AM WRATH, REVELATION, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMOPTION and many more!

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