Posts in Film/TV Composers
Rob Simonsen

Evocative composer and founding member of The Echo Society speaks on returning to his jazz roots to tell the scandalous story of politician, Gary Hart for The Front Runner, his harmonious working dynamic with director/producer/writer, Jason Reitman, the greatest challenge of executing the score of Love, Simon, and the power of listening.

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Blake Neely

Valiant award-winning composer and founder of Cow On The Wall speaks on the timeless and tension-filled realm of Riverdale, cross-pollinating thematic material within the evolving, action packed DC Comics franchise, achieving the perfect balance of psychosis and compassion in his score for You, and the rejection letter that started it all.

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David Schwartz

Artful BMI Award winning composer speaks on finding the key to the distinctive musical universe of The Good Place, showcasing every hysterically funny and utterly dysfunctional layer of the Bluth family dynamic over five seasons of Arrested Development, and what he hopes is waiting for him in the afterlife.

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Colin Stetson

Radically experimental composer, solo artist, and multi-instrumentalist speaks on avoiding all utterance of conventional themes and melodic motifs to support the deeply disturbed narrative of Hereditary, the sonic trifecta he conceived to highlight the triumphs and losses of The First, and his most significant rule for authentic storytelling through music.

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Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi

The impactful, award-winning composing duo discuss the components of their rustic and propulsive score for the bleak universe of Ozark, their thoughtful approach in illustrating the emotional complexities of Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, and the creative evolution of their invincible partnership over the course of two decades.

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Theodore Shapiro

Sophisticated 13-time BMI Award winning composer discusses the mysterious, whimsical palette he assembled for Paul Feig’s thriller comedy, A Simple Favor, writing a score fit for a tormented female LAPD detective on Destroyer, and the art of creating serious music to support Hollywood’s funniest moments.

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Henry Jackman

Adventurous 8-time ASCAP Award winning composer discusses living out his childhood fantasy and honoring Alan Silvestri through his score for The Predator, propelling the thematic DNA of Wreck-It Ralph into a new universe for Ralph Breaks The Internet, and the single most distinguishing skill for a composer to possess outside of musical prowess.

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Will Bates

Intrepid composer speaks on his intricate journey to make it in America, the synth-heavy musical identity he is crafting for George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers, distilling the essence of rich Middle Eastern musical traditions for The Looming Tower, and the challenges he experienced in sculpting a distorted, frenetic sound world signature to The Path.

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Terence Blanchard

Heroic film composer, five-time Grammy Award winning recording artist, and jazz trumpeter speaks on drawing inspiration from Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of the National Anthem for BlacKkKlansman, the similar beliefs he shares with director, Spike Lee that guide their decade-spanning artistic collaboration, and the transformative power of expressing truth and integrity through music.

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Didier Lean Rachou

Esteemed ASCAP Award winning composer and philanthropist speaks on the fateful letter that landed him a scoring job on Sex in the City, building an expansive, triumphant sound world to highlight the treachery of Deadliest Catch, and the influence of being raised by an icon in the realm of haute cuisine.

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Jeff Beal

Magnificent composer and recording artist discusses his effective collaboration with director, Oliver Stone to create a striking, Russian flavored score for The Putin Interviews, manifesting a powerful female sound for the final season of political thriller, House of Cards, and how turbulent times in our society can lead to profound displays of artistic expression.

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Nick Urata

Brazen composer and front man of DeVotchKa speaks on his collaboration with author, Daniel Handler to create tantalizing musical numbers for the treacherous Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events, how backing up Dita Von Teese helped his band carve out a niche, the upcoming 60th anniversary of Paddington concert, and the importance of transporting your listening audience to an emotional place.

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Harry Gregson-Williams

Triumphant award-winning composer and musical visionary speaks on garnering his first Emmy nomination for his mystic, otherworldly treatment of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams ‘The Commuter’ episode and how he showcased the magnificence and the dread of The Meg with a monumental Chinese influenced orchestral score.

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Brian Tyler

Gallant blockbuster composer speaks on the inspiration behind his opulent big band/orchestral hybrid score for Crazy Rich Asians, turning down four feature films to craft the melancholy musical atmosphere of Yellowstone, the thrill and responsibility of writing the new Formula One theme, and his creative thrust into the world of EDM under the moniker, Madsonik.

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Mark Isham

Legendary Emmy and Grammy winning composer, electronic music pioneer, and jazz maestro speaks on his majestic orchestral approach across seven seasons of Once Upon A Time, reuniting with Jodie Foster for the unsettling Arkangel episode of tech-horror anthology, Black Mirror, and melding his dark, triumphant score with the contemporary tracks in Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.

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Sean Callery

Refined four-time Emmy winning composer speaks on cultivating a smoky jazz-infuenced musical atmosphere for Marvel’s Jessica Jones, how the valuable mentorship he received from Mark Snow led to scoring Le Femme Nikita, and how strong, relatable characters keep him artistically engaged season after season.

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Lyle Workman

Incandescent BMI Award winning composer and guitar virtuoso speaks on the honor of collaborating with funk legends Bootsy Collins and Clyde Stubblefield for Superbad, channeling the flavors of Django Reinhardt and The Beatles for Overboard, covering Creedence Clearwater Revival for Sons of Anarchy, and the rush of playing to a crowd of 450,000 on tour with Sting.

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Deru

Spellbinding Emmy winning composer, sound designer, and performing artist delves into his pseudo religious passion for classic Chicago hip-hop, the dominant use of bohemian cristal instrument within the soundscapes of Impulse, and his devotion to the craft of sonic manipulation.

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Silas Hite

Multi-dimensional Emmy winning composer and recording artist speaks on cooking up a feast of unique musical flavors for Chef’s Table, crafting the theme song for Cleveland and Akron, Ohio on behalf of Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, and the personal significance of having founding members of Devo as his uncles.

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Andrew Lockington

Thrilling SOCAN and BMI Film Music Award winning composer speaks on highlighting themes of friendship and self-sacrifice within the chaotic destruction of Rampage, his “pinch me” moment while scoring the action-packed global phenomenon, San Andreas, and artfully balancing historical accuracy and modern innovation for the savage period drama series, Frontier.

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