Illuminated composer, producer, and arranger discusses his fateful introduction to the Chamberlin, magnifying the fierce resilience and big hearts of South Side Chicago residents in his soulful score for The Chi, manifesting dread and mystique alongside T Bone Burnett and Keefus Ciancia on True Detective, the distinct honor of working with Tom Waits, and the qualities he seeks in his collaborators to achieve musical alchemy.
Imaginative award-winning composer speaks on his unexpected entrance to video game scoring, how he conveyed the elaborate environment of neo-noir fever dream, Under The Silver Lake, combining Ennio Morricone flavored guitar work and ambient string textures with musical contributions from Lars Ulrich of Metallica for Triple Frontier, and the introspective process of refinement that underpins his novel creations.
Venerable Golden Globe and Emmy nominated composer discusses how he evoked petrifying remembrances and an ancient evil spirit in his electronic score for Pet Sematary, the personal significance of his musical contribution to Clive Barker’s horror classic, Hellraiser, the inventive lesser known score he constructed for Mel Brooks that received high praise from Jerry Goldsmith, and his attraction to what lies in the darkness.
Groundbreaking Emmy and Grammy nominated composer discusses the most valuable transferable skill from his five year voyage with Tangerine Dream, interpreting Mötley Crüe’s darkest moments with a stylized, psychological approach for The Dirt, reimagining the electronic instrumentation of his formative years for Halt and Catch Fire, and reuniting with Paul W.S. Anderson to intensify the larger than life world of Monster Hunter.
Vivacious award-winning music supervisor and founder of Grand Plan Entertainment speaks on the dramatic storytelling and textured sonic landscape of Power, bringing together an elaborate and eclectic feast of music to support Lee Daniels’ vision for Empire, the obstacles in executing seamless onscreen performances, and her impression of Josh Safran’s upcoming musical drama show, Mixtape.
Influential music supervisor and co-founder of Casete Agricultura Digital speaks on the three years she invested in the magical universe of 10-time Academy Award nominee for 2019, Alfonso Cuáron’s Roma, the powerful feminist message at the core of Miss Bala, and how her work with Netflix has led to enriching collaborations worldwide.
Passionate Emmy nominated music supervisor speaks on tracking down Lucio Battisti’s widow to complete the Italian soundtrack of our dreams for Master of None, the challenge of getting artists to approve their songs for the purpose of psychological torture on The Good Place, going out with an expensive bang for The Office series finale, and her most memorable music pitch that was mistaken for an act of terror.
Powerful award-winning music supervisor and owner of whoopsie daisy speaks on paying respects to local Los Angeles artists in her energy packed soundtrack for All American, infusing the historical drama of Reign with enchanting contemporary cover songs, and reuniting with director, John Ridley for the anticipated time travel love story, Needle in a Timestack.
Inspirational Senior Vice President: Film & TV Music / New Media at ASCAP speaks on mentoring the next wave of promising talent through the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, how the explosion of entertainment outlets is affecting composers at large, the evolution of the annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards, and the diverse film/TV related programming he has curated for this year’s “I Create Music” EXPO.
Daring recording artist, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated songwriter, and burgeoning composer speaks on the creative considerations behind Revelation, the original song he co-wrote with Troye Sivan and Jónsi of Sigur Rós for Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, crafting musical numbers for the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and how creating the perfect breaker for Daya changed his life.
Visionary entrepreneur behind Extreme Music and Bleeding Fingers Music speaks on his punk rock beginnings, his uphill battle to change the industry’s impression of production music and build the largest grossing company of its kind, the genesis of his collaboration with Hans Zimmer, and his recent adventures in VR.
Prolific composer and co-founder of Spitfire Audio speaks on his serendipitous partnership with Paul Thomson, facilitating the epic creation of Hans Zimmer Strings featuring 334 string players, meeting the love of his life while scoring Triangle, and forging a collaboration with Extreme Music.
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For The Throne
Halt and Catch Fire Vol. 2
Under The Silver Lake
The Beach Bum
All About Eve
The Best of Enemies
The Curse of La Llorona
Out of Blue
Giant Little Ones
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
Knife + Heart
Five Feet Apart
A Million Little Things
The World of Hans Zimmer
Dead To Me
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile
Wu-Tang: Of Mics and Men
She’s Gotta Have It
When They See Us
Deadwood: The Movie
The Twilight Zone
Game of Thrones
Under the Silver Lake