Archive for the ‘Composer Interviews’ Category

20th Century Fox has published a video featurette on the music for Theodore Melfi’s drama Hidden Figures. The 3-minute piece features interviews with composers Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch, as well as jazz legend and pianist Herbie Hancock who is featured as a soloist on the score. Also shown is footage from a live performance of Williams’ original […]

Lionsgate has published a video featurette on the music for Damien Chazelle’s movie musical La La Land. The video features interviews with the director and composer Justin Hurwitz who talk about their collaboration and their work on the project, as well as footage from the orchestral score’s recording sessions. Check out the full video after the jump. […]

Netflix has published a video featurette on the music for Marvel’s upcoming series Luke Cage. The video features interviews with composers Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker, actor Mike Colter, as well as A$AP Ferg and Method Man who talk about how each episode is shaped by its score […]

Behind the Music of ‘Creed’

Posted: November 25, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Composer Interviews
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WaterTower Music has published a video featurette about the score for the sports drama Creed. The video features interviews with the film’s composer Ludwig Goransson, director Ryan Coogler, editor Michael Shawver, co-writer Aaron Covington, as well as Goransson’s family. The composer who also appears in the movie in two scenes as a member of Tessa Thompson’s character’s […]

Creative Spark: Theodore Shapiro

Posted: September 8, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Composer Interviews
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has published its latest episode in the digital documentary-style video series, Academy Originals, which examines everything from the creative process, to the moments that changed the course of filmmaking, to the artists who are charting its future. The newest episode in the Creative Sparks series features an interview […]

Inside ‘The Matrix Live’ Documentary

Posted: June 5, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Composer Interviews
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Laser Hotline has published a new documentary on the music of The Matrix. The 50-minute film focuses on composer Don Davis and his involvement with The Matrix Live, a live to picture concert, which the composer last conducted on May 17, 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. The composer talks about his musical background, his influences, how […]

WaterTower Music has published a video featurette on the music for the monster movie Godzilla. The video features interviews with composer Alexandre Desplat (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The King’s Speech, Philomena) and director Gareth Edwards, as well as footage from the recording sessions of the score at Sony Pictures Studios. Check out the full video after the jump. […]

This past Sunday, the Newport Beach Film Festival Seminar Series presented the composer panel Lights, Camera, Action – Music for Action Films (and other genres).  Tim Greiving moderated a panel of film composers who – challenged with the on-screen fights and explosions – offered insight into how the score works in harmony with the film’s visual elements, sound […]

On April 16, the International Music Summit (IMS Engage) hosted an unmoderated conversation between Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, Inception, The Lion King) and Junkie XL (Divergent, 300: Rise of an Empire) at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The composers who have been collaborating on a number of projects in the last couple of years […]

Over the last year, Junkie XL aka Tom Holkenborg has quickly risen to the top of the Hollywood film music scene. Just within the last eight months, the composer had his first three major Hollywood features released in theaters, including last summer’s thriller Paranoia starring Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford & Gary Oldman and this month’s […]