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Audio: Interview with Pinar Toprak

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer PINAR TOPRAK, the rising super heroic composer of TV’s KRYPTON who now hits the cinematic stratosphere and beyond with CAPTAIN MARVEL

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February Soundtrack Picks

“HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD” is the top soundtrack to own for FEBRUARY 2019

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Interview with Joe Kraemer

Giving musical truth to a not-so tall tale with “The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot”

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Audio: Interview with Junkie XL

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer JUNKIE XL, a composer of tech-filled epic adventure who now finds the orchestral soul in the fighting machine called “ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL”

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Interview with Jeff Russo

Bringing the heroic bands back together with “Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Umbrella Academy”

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Interview with West Dylan Thordson

Assuming multiple musical identities for M. Night Shyamalan’s real world superheroes in “Glass”

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Interview with Mychael Danna

Winning the case for a cinematic Ruth Bader Ginsburg with “On the Basis of Sex”

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Audio: Interview with Rupert Gregson-Williams

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS, who powerfully segues in the DC universe from Amazons to Atlanteans with AQUAMAN

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The Best Scores of 2018

Justin Hurwitz’s “First Man” launches an impressively iconoclastic fleet of The Best Scores of 2018

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Interview with Max Richter

A king of modern classical scoring continues his reign with “Mary, Queen of Scots”

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Interview with Roque Banos

A Spanish composer spins a new thread in the music of a Swedish super-hacker of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” while taking on his country’s most legendary mad nobleman for Terry Gilliam’s resurrected opus “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

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Interview with Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans and Joel Edgerton

An eclectic indie composing duo team again with a daring filmmaker-actor to play the impossible conversion of “Boy Erased”

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October Soundtrack Picks

“HALLOWEEN” is the Top Soundtrack to own for OCTOBER, 2018

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Interview with Dominic Lewis

Scoring the not-so alternate fascist world order for a new season of “The Man in the High Castle”

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Interview with Dustin O’Halloran

Hearing the inner resolve of “The Hate U Give”

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Interview with Federico Jusid

Poetically playing the big questions of “Life Itself”

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Interview with Abel Korzeniowski

Venturing from “Penny Dreadful” to Blumhouse’s Abbey of Horror

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August Soundtrack Picks

Soundtrack Picks: “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT” is the top soundtrack to own for AUGUST, 2018

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Interview with Victor Reyes

Taking an artistically haunted trip “Down a Dark Hall”

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Audio: Interview with Brian Tyler

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer BRIAN TYLER, who swings with wealth from the comedic Singapore jet set of CRAZY RICH ASIANS to the dramatic power of the hit show YELLOWSTONE

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Interview with Fabio Frizzi

A master of Italian horror scoring picks up the strings for a famed continental villain and his playthings with “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich”

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Interview with Steve Jablonsky

Scaling new heights of action scoring excitement with “Skyscraper”

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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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