Category: Industry Spotlight

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Interview with Johan Johannson

Composing in alien tongues for “Arrival”

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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 Jay Wadley

Hearing a beautifully tragic feeling of “Indignation”

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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 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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Interview with Justin Freer

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

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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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Interview with Stephen Raynor- Endelman

Making the winning play from greed to inspiration with “Madoff” and “Greater”

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The Best Scores of 2015

“IN THE HEART OF THE SEA” makes the biggest wave of this year’s exceptionally stylistic scores

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Interview with Craig Armstrong

No one puts Igor in a corner when rampaging melodic bromance strikes the creation of “Victor Frankenstein”

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Interview with Harry Gregson-Williams

Sciencing the score out of “The Martian”

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Interview with Heather McIntosh

Capturing the post-apocalyptic love triangle of “Z for Zachariah”

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Interview with Heitor Pereira

Leaving Gru to give the “Minions” an energetic solo scoring act

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Interview with David Shire

A noted film and TV composer once again returns to his Broadway-bound roots with the pan-Pacific, cross-cultural musical “Waterfall”

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Interview with Rob Simonsen

Finding the heavenly sound of immortality with “The Age of Adaline”

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Interview with Mark Adler

Musically documenting the doubting apocalypse of “Merchants’” comedic circus of lies

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Interview with Alex Ebert

An alternative composer conveys the trance of ambition that marks “A Most Violent Year”

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Interview with Johann Johannsson

An Icelandic experimentalist finds a film music “Theory of Everything.”

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Interview with Gustavo Dudamel

A conductor famed for his passion now creates his own equally dramatic score with the nationalistic charge of “The Liberator”

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Interview with Brian Tyler

One of Hollywood’s hardest working composers blasts away with the August triple threat of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “The Expendables 3” and “Into the Storm”

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Interview with Joseph Trapanese

An “alt. sci-fi” composer phones found footage home with “Earth to Echo”

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Interview with Joel McNeely

The composer resurrects his major studio career with “A Million Ways to Die in the West” as he goes gunning with Seth MacFarlane to bring back a classic Hollywood scoring sound

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Interview with Dustin O’Halloran

A composer who sees in colors hears a silently anguished musical relationship of “Breathe In”

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Interview with Edwin Wendler

A composer with a very particular set of skills helps John Ottman bring “Non-Stop” in for a safe score landing

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Interview with Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau

A comedy scoring team is funny without dying when it comes to the songs spoofs and straight-faced scoring of “Anchorman 2” and the Funny or Die gang

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Interview with Mark Orton

The wearer of a rurally eccentric Tin Hat travels on the oddball, and heartfelt road to “Nebraska”

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Interview with Lorne Balfe

A prolific team player declares his own distinctively versatile voice between hunting the enigmatic author “Salinger,” stalking a serial killer across “The Frozen Ground” and taking a spiritual videogame leap “Beyond Two Souls”

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Interview with Laurent Eyquem

A French composer hears his own personal struggles as he scores the story of South Africa’s most controversially iconic woman

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Interview with Frederik Wiedmann

A young composer becomes the newest super-scoring member of DC animation’s Justice League

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Interview with Graham Reynolds

Richard Linklater’s favorite Austin composer plays his relationship worldview for the talk “Before Midnight”

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