Category: INTERVIEWS

ArtScopeTO 01: The Urban Gallery + Interviews with Annie Mandlsohn & Robert J. Brodey

ArtScopeTO 01: The Urban Gallery + Interviews with Annie Mandlsohn & Robert J. Brodey

October 17, 2016 | By

Interviews with mixed-media artist Annie Mandlsohn and photographer-writer Robert J. Brodey, plus stills from the current exhibition of their work at Toronto’s Urban Gallery.

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Varese Sarabande’s Return to Vinyl: Podcast + LP Review

Varese Sarabande’s Return to Vinyl: Podcast + LP Review

October 13, 2016 | By

Podcast interview with Cary E. Mansfield, Varese Sarabande’s V.P. of A&R, regarding the label’s recent release of soundtrack LPs, including John Powell’s The Bourne Identity (2002), which is reviewed in detail.

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The Composers of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The Composers of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

October 12, 2016 | By

New podcasts with Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson, the composers of Tim Burton’s latest film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, plus a review of La-La Land’s soundtrack CD.

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An Interview with “Aunt Dan and Lemon” director Dan Spurgeon

An Interview with “Aunt Dan and Lemon” director Dan Spurgeon

September 23, 2016 | By

A year after mounting The Baby for the stage, director Dan Spurgeon and producer Drew Blakeman return with Wallace Shawn’s Obie Award-winning drama / dark comedy Aunt Dan and Lemon. What follows is a concise Q&A with director Spurgeon on discovering the play, its prescient elements, and thoughts on its characters and politics.

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Podcast with composer Nima Fakhrara (1979 Revolution: Black Friday + The Girl in the Photographs)

Podcast with composer Nima Fakhrara (1979 Revolution: Black Friday + The Girl in the Photographs)

July 21, 2016 | By

iTunes, Libsyn, and YouTube podcast interview with Persian-American composer Nima Fakhrara + CD reviews of the discussed soundtracks The Girl in the Photographs and 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (both from Lakeshore Records).

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Tom Roston’s I Lost It at the Video Store

Tom Roston’s I Lost It at the Video Store

May 12, 2016 | By

Book review and podcast interview with author Tom Roston on “I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmaker’s Oral History of a Vanished Era” (The Critical Press).

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Podcast Interview with Hannibal’s Brian Reitzell

Podcast Interview with Hannibal’s Brian Reitzell

March 4, 2016 | By

Composer Brian Reiztell discusses scoring NBC’s Hannibal, musique concrete, and things analogue in a new visual podcast, plus some links to related bonus materials.

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Dante Tomaselli’s Nightmares

Dante Tomaselli’s Nightmares

December 2, 2015 | By

  Between 2014 and 2015, MVD Audio / Elite released a trio of concept albums by writer-director-composer Dante Tomaselli, atmospheric works of sounds and fragmented music & voices that immerse listeners into a nightmarish yet eerily calming underworld. Scream in the Dark was followed by The Doll (an album which also conceptualizes some of the sonic elements Tomaselli was […]

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The demented “The Baby ” comes to Toronto’s Storefront Theatre: Review + Podcast with Director & Star

The demented “The Baby ” comes to Toronto’s Storefront Theatre: Review + Podcast with Director & Star

October 24, 2015 | By

Review of the demented stage version of the classic 1973 cult film “The Baby” + a podcast interview with writer-director Dan Spurgeon and star Frank Blocker.

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Fabio Frizzi’s Frizzi 2 Fulci, Contraband (1980) and more!

Fabio Frizzi’s Frizzi 2 Fulci, Contraband (1980) and more!

July 23, 2015 | By

Podcast interview with composer Fabio Frizzi on his tribute concert Frizzi 2 Fulci, coming to Toronto October 8th, and a review of the Frizzi-scored Contraband (1980), whose music debuted this year on CD from Italy’s Beat Records.

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