Archive for the ‘Composer Interviews’ Category

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 […]

WaterTower Music (via Deadline) has published a video featurette on the music of the historical action epic 300: Rise of an Empire, which topped the domestic and international box office this past weekend. The video features an interview with the film’s composer Junkie XL (Divergent) who discusses building new instruments for his score, as well […]

The Hollywood Reporter published its yearly roundtable conversation with a number of film composers in contention for the major awards. This year’s participating composers include Hans Zimmer (Rush, 12 Years a Slave), Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks), Alan Silvestri (The Croods), Steven Price (Gravity), Christophe Beck (Frozen) and Henry Jackman (Captain Phillips). The composers talk about the biggest musical challenges on […]

Peter Jackson has published his final production diary of the year for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug focusing on the music for the fantasy epic. The video features interviews with composer Howard Shore who is joined at his writing studio by Doug Adams, author of the book The Music of The Lord of the […]

John Williams on ‘The Book Thief’

Posted: October 30, 2013 by filmmusicreporter in Composer Interviews
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TrailerAddict has published a video interview with John Williams about his music for the film adaptation of Markus Zusack’s novel The Book Thief. During the conversation, the Academy Award-winning composer talks about why he wanted to be part of the project, the score’s relationship to the film, his collaboration with director Brian Percival and his […]

A behind-the-scenes video featurette on the music for the comedy drama Thanks for Sharing has been published. The video features an interview with composer Christopher Lennertz (Identity Thief, NBC’s Revolution) who performs one of the score’s theme on piano and talks about creating the score and the choice of instrumentation. Check out the video after the […]

Hans Zimmer Interviews at ‘Rush’ World Premiere

Posted: September 3, 2013 by filmmusicreporter in Composer Interviews
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Hans Zimmer attended last night’s red carpet world premiere of Ron Howard’s racing drama Rush in London. Two interviews with the composer from the event have appeared online. Talking with Red Carpet News TV, Zimmer talked about his work on the film starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl, as well as his possible involvement in […]

Universal Pictures has published a video featurette on the music of Illumination Entertainment’s animated film sequel Despicable Me 2. The video features interviews with the film’s composer Heitor Pereira (The Smurfs, Beverly Hills Chihuahua), themes and songs writer Pharrell Williams, producer Chris Meledandri and director Chris Renaud, as well as footage from the recording sessions […]