Tag: Composer Interview

CD: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection – 2-CD set (2013)

CD: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection – 2-CD set (2013)

December 11, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / D . Rating: Very Good Label: Silva Screen Records/ Released: March 25, 2013 Tracks & Album Length:  CD1: 23 tracks + CD2: 22 tracks . Special Notes: Also available as a digital album. . Composer: Various . . Review: To mark the 50th anniversary of the BBC’s Doctor Who series, […]

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IMRAN AHMAD (2012)

IMRAN AHMAD (2012)

May 2, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers . The use of music in zombies films has progressed from the needle-drop stock tracks used by genre pioneer & founder George A. Romero in the original Night of the Living Dead (1968) to the prog-rock sounds of Goblin for Dawn of the Dead (1978). There was also […]

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MICHAEL WANDMACHER (2012)

MICHAEL WANDMACHER (2012)

April 9, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers . Prior to the release of Sony’s reboot of Twisted Metal for the PS3, composer Michael Wandmacher (Dirve Angry, Piranha 3D, The Punisher: War Zone) discussed the intricacies of scoring music for an in-development videogame, plus a few quick tidbits on his latest horror film score – the […]

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ANDREW LOCKINGTON (2012)

ANDREW LOCKINGTON (2012)

February 16, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers . Having scored the 3D version of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth in 2008, Andrew Lockington returned for the sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, but the project turned out to be much more than writing another dynamic orchestral score. This time there was […]

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CLIFF MARTINEZ (2011)

CLIFF MARTINEZ (2011)

October 3, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers . Since 1989, Cliff Martinez has scored almost 30 feature films, but he’s best known for scoring two of director Steven Soderbergh’s best works: the visceral crime epic Traffic (2000), and the composer’s masterwork, Solaris (2002), which ranks as one of the finest sci-fi scores in the last […]

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MICHAEL WANDMACHER (2011)

MICHAEL WANDMACHER (2011)

March 2, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles . Drive Crazy is Michael Wandmacher’s latest film score for director Patrick Lussier (after My Bloody Valentine 3D), but it’s vastly different compared to his prior work in the horror realm. Piranha 3D (2010) is an orchestral & electronic gnashing of sounds meant to accent the feeding […]

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JEFF GRACE (2009 & 2010)

JEFF GRACE (2009 & 2010)

January 12, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers . The following is an unpublished interview from 2009 & 2010 with composer Jeff Grace discussing his scores for Glenn McQuaid’s I Sell the Dead and Ti West’s The House of the Devil. . . Mark R. Hasan: I Sell The Dead began as a short film, right? […]

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BEAR MCCREARY (2010)

BEAR MCCREARY (2010)

December 20, 2010 | By

Even if a composer deliberately moves between genres to test the mind in scoring comedy, romance, action, horror, and sci-fi, it’s still a struggle to treat each project as unique – and that includes developing a sound that doesn’t recall prior works. There’s personal style, and then there’s old habits that can sometimes sneak into the writing process, and affect the development of themes, motifs, and the overall score..

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PETER CHAPMAN (2010)

PETER CHAPMAN (2010)

November 10, 2010 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers Having scored Seasons 2 and 3 of Durham County, composer Peter Chapman isn’t a newcomer anymore, but his music is a fresh mix of the abstract, the impressionistic, the melodic, and the weird. Chapman took over the scoring chores for Season 2, basing his score around the main […]

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AUSTIN WINTORY

AUSTIN WINTORY

October 20, 2010 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers . Having scored shorts, feature films, video games, and written music for the concert stage, Austin Wintory is well-schooled in writing music that fits a film’s needs and a director’s vision, and his latest projects include music for the Jordanian filmCaptain Abu Raed (2007), and the horror […]

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