Trevor Gureckis

Emergent composer and co-creator of New York-based artist collective, Found Objects discusses what he learned from apprenticing for Philip Glass, how he conveyed the grandiosity of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning tome in his work on The Goldfinch, the tripartite musical through-line in his highly stylized synth score for Bloodline, and what he has in store for M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant.

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John Lunn

Imposing two-time Emmy winning composer speaks on how his iconic main title theme shaped the musical vernacular of Downton Abbey, re-examining his scores from all six seasons to prepare for the long-anticipated Downton Abbey: The Movie, configuring the greatest hits of Downton Abbey for the concert stage, and his theory on the singular popularity of this phenomenon.

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ESKMO

Transcendent electronic musician and ASCAP Award-winning television composer returns to discuss the connective musical threads in the penultimate season of Netflix’s traumatic young adult series, 13 Reasons Why, the societal value of shining a light on the dark side of contemporary American life, drawing inspiration from Peter Gabriel for his Duran Duran cover showcased in this year’s finale, and how he sampled his domesticated rescue squirrel for his latest Ancestor release, Motions Like These.

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Jason Hill

Hypnotic composer, producer, and founder of The Department of Recording and Power details his lifelong rejection of sonic mores, how David Fincher’s unorthodox prompt regarding ‘the death of disco’ ignited the season two musical identity of Mindhunter, making Netflix history with his chilling re-imagining of the main titles theme, and teases a comeback release from Louis XIV.

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Steven Gizicki

Formidable Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated music supervisor speaks on his wild juggling act to bring the magic of musical theater to life on FX’s Fosse/Verdon, his full-blown investigation into the artistic achievements and personal histories of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, seeking guidance from their only child, Nicole Fosse to curate the source material, and his role in Jon M. Chu’s film adaptation of hit Broadway musical, In The Heights.

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Alex Lacamoire

Decorated Tony, Grammy, and Emmy winning musical visionary discusses how he manifested fluidity in the cross-disciplinary sonic storytelling of Fosse/Verdon, re-imagining iconic numbers from Sweet Charity and Cabaret, the symbolism behind his melancholic original theme, and adapting his expertise to the medium of television on a grander scale than ever before.

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Robin Urdang

Elite Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated music supervisor returns to discuss how they authentically rendered 1959 Jewish summer resort culture in the Catskills for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, consulting with a French drag queen to conduct research for the series’ elegant jaunt to Paris, using her skills of persuasion to bring together a ‘70s rock-driven soundtrack for Joe Berlinger’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and reuniting with Luca Guadagnino for the forthcoming HBO limited series, We Are Who We Are.

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Hildur Guðnadóttir

Sensational Emmy winning composer, cellist, and vocalist speaks on field recording in a vast Lithuanian power plant to piece together an ominous arsenal of sounds for Chernobyl, the heartfelt responsibility of scoring a dramatic re-excavation of the cataclysmic 1986 nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union, her interwoven creative process with Todd Phillips to realize a cohesive musical universe unique to Joker, and the distinctive appeal of the hermetic lifestyle she leads in Berlin.

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Christopher Lennertz

Jubilant Emmy-nominated and Grammy-winning composer speaks on how Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys incorporates overtones of social commentary and flips the conventional superhero trope on its head, scouring pawn shops for battered amps and guitars to cultivate the aggressive garage rock sound unique to the crew of vigilantes, the universal self-empowerment message that shaped UglyDolls’ star-studded soundtrack, and how he modeled his career after his mentors to thrive in a relationship-based industry.

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The Newton Brothers

Prominent composing duo discuss the pathos behind their achingly beautiful main titles theme for The Haunting of Hill House, summoning woeful sensations to embody the plight of the Crain family, the revelatory influence of John Williams on their musical union, naming themselves after English mathematician/physicist, Sir Isaac Newton, and re-teaming with Mike Flanagan for Doctor Sleep, the upcoming prequel to The Shining.

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Marcelo Zarvos

Intrepid Emmy nominated composer speaks on the magical quality of Alison and the emotionally fraught atmosphere of The Affair, altering the musical vernacular of Ray Donovan to match its change of scenery to the gritty streets of New York, working with Antoine Fuqua to capture the indomitable spirit of a world champion on What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, channeling impressionism in his intimate score for The Chaperone, and taking on the craven world of right-wing propagandist, Roger Ailes on The Loudest Voice.

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Maggie Phillips

Brilliant music supervisor and founder of Deep Cut Music returns to discuss how she accomplished a near-impossible feat in licensing the entire Homecoming soundtrack from classic pre-existing film scores, the disconcerting parallels between contemporary American life and Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale, propelling creepiness and otherworldliness with country ballads and French singers on The Act, the liberating and tear-inducing Ariana Grande sync during the pool party in Shrill, and a hint of what’s to come in the final season of Legion.

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Dominik Scherrer

Daring two-time Ivor Novello winning and Emmy nominated composer delves into his life long devotion to the complex relationship between music and visual narrative, dominating the niche of ‘film-opera’, the profound beauty and sadness he conjured in his Congolese flavored score for The Widow, and how he drew influence from the late 16th-century occult or angelic language, Enochian for his artistic collaboration with Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan on Requiem.

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Miriam Cutler

Triumphant Emmy nominated composer and relentless social activist discusses her path to making music that serves a higher purpose, crafting an intimate sonic atmosphere for RBG to support the inspirational life story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, how The Hunting Ground ignited a nation-wide conversation surrounding college campus sexual assault, commemorating the joyful essence of Gilda Radner on Love, Gilda, and her experience as a navigator and tastemaker in the ‘post-truth’ era.

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Catherine Grieves

Celebrated music supervisor, Head of Film/TV at Faber Music, and co-team leader for Faber Alt. speaks on the core skills she honed during her time at HotHouse Music under Becky Bentham, the integral role of the enigmatic band, Unloved in the musical tapestry of Killing Eve, highlighting the newfound vulnerability of fierce assassin, Villanelle in season two, and crafting musical juxtapositions within the calamitous world of You Were Never Really Here.

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Ronit Kirchman

Innovative BMI Award winning composer, multi-instrumentalist, and electronic music experimentalist shares about the evolving psychologically nuanced musical lexicon she defined for the riveting crime anthology series, The Sinner, the connective thread of Detective Harry Ambrose, the benefits of engaging in creative awareness and movement training, and how empowering a culture of inclusivity will result in richer artistic outcomes.

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Patrick Warren

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.

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Disasterpeace | Rich Vreeland

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.

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Christopher Young

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.

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Paul Haslinger

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.

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