Author: Daniel Schweiger

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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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Interview with Alex Heffes

Taking a new musical journey through Africa, and America to re-capture a people’s “Roots”

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Audio: “On the Score” with “X-Men: Apocalypse” composer John Ottman

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer and editor JOHN OTTMAN as he travels to back in time with the epic, and groovy force of X-MEN APOCALYPSE and THE NICE GUYS

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Interview with Clint Mansell

The composer of “Pi,” “Requiem for a Dream” and “Black Swan” makes his most melodically enticing descent into madness with “High-Rise”

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April Soundtrack Picks

THE JUNGLE BOOK is the top soundtrack to own for March, 2016. Also worth picking up: BEYOND: TWO SOULS, THE CAIRO DECLARATION, THE SAINT, THUNDERBIRDS and many more!

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Interview with The Blair Brothers

A sibling-scoring band creates killer tension within the “Green Room”

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Audio: On the Score with “Criminal” co-composers Keith Power and Brian Tyler

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews KEITH POWER and BRIAN TYLER on fusing their aggressive action talents for the futuristic mind meld of CRIMINAL

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Interview with Justin Freer

Boldly going with “Star Trek’s” 50th Anniversary Concert Tour

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March Soundtrack Picks

GODS OF EGYPT is the top soundtrack to own for March, 2016. Also worth picking up: THE BLUE MAX, \MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, RISEN, ZOOTOPIA, ZOOLANDER 2 and many more!

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Interview with Bobby Johnston

Serving up eccentrically flavored and musically multi-ethnic courses to give taste to a “City of Gold”

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Interview with Paul Hepker and Mark Kilian

Two South African composers see in tragic synchronicity for “Eye in the Sky”

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February Soundtrack Picks

Also worth picking up AWAKEN, BURNT, HAIL CAESAR! THE HALLOW, NICK OF TIME, PREPAREZ VOS MOUCHOIRS, REMEMBER, THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER, THE WOODS and many more!

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Interview with Mark Korven

Conjuring a devil’s coven for “The Witch”

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