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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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Nathan Barr

Inventive Emmy nominated composer discusses taking an expansive orchestral approach for the gothic horror children’s film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, how scoring Hemlock Grove inspired the creation of his lavish Bandrika Studios, and the anticipation building around the Broadway adaption of the sultry hit vampire series, True Blood.

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Christophe Beck

Prolific Emmy winning, Grammy nominated composer explains the use of unusual meters in his grandiose musical treatment for Ant-Man and the Wasp, the rewards and challenges of sustaining a love affair with modular synthesizers, and what he believes are the three constants within his extensive, colorful body of work.

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Peter Boyer

Resplendent composer, conductor, and orchestrator behind the critically acclaimed classical work, Ellis Island: The Dream of America discusses the American pioneer spirit refracted through the immigrant experience and the grandiose piece he has in store for the 220th anniversary of “The President's Own” United States Marine Band.

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Daniel Pemberton

Gifted Golden Globes nominated composer speaks on remodeling the work of Bach within his explosive hybrid score for Ocean’s 8, how he convinced Aaron Sorkin to let him capture the essence of a rock band for Molly’s Game, and the innovative sequence he’s most proud of from medieval epic, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

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Hauschka

Oscar nominated avant-garde composer and prepared piano genius discusses his sonic battle with the sea for Baltasar Kormákur’s Adrift, modernizing the tale of Guy Fawkes with electronic textures for Gunpowder, and capturing the punk yet polished attitude of Patrick Melrose.

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Laura Karpman

Four-time Emmy winning composer and BMI Champion Award recipient speaks on transforming classical music with motorcycles and car parts for Mozart In The Jungle, breathing new life into the work of great American poet, Langston Hughes through Ask Your Mama, her Grammy winning multi-media opera, and what the Alliance for Women Film Composers is taking on next.

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Maggie Phillips

Illuminated and experimental music supervisor speaks on her trial by fire entry to the field after the success of The Duplass Brothers’ The Puffy Chair, her complex collaboration with Noah Hawley and Jeff Russo to manifest the psychedelic atmosphere of Legion, and how a sync from Fargo led to the expansion of a farm in Zambia.

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Fil Eisler

Charismatic BMI Film & TV Award winning composer dishes on the eclectic sonic palette he employed for the upcoming radical series, AMC’s Dietland, the philosophy behind melding two stark musical worlds on Empire, and the reason why he misses scoring for Revenge.

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Roque Baños

Multi award-winning Spanish musical force speaks on the nightmares that led his treatment for the re-make of Evil Dead, the iconic film that encouraged him to branch out from classical music, and the heaven he experienced during the creation of his score for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

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Tamar-kali

Maverick HMMA nominated composer of Mudbound fame and cutting-edge independent artist speaks on her striking musical treatment for Joshua Marston’s religious drama, Come Sunday, the history underpinning her Gullah/Geechee ancestry, and how ignorance is never bliss when it comes to discussions of gender and race.

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Dustin O'Halloran

Expressive modern classical artist and Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated composer speaks on his process to musically mirror the character metamorphosis in Marc Turtletaub’s Puzzle, the challenges of conveying layers of emotion through minimalism in his scores, and what he considers to be the Ferrari of pianos.

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Michael Paquette

Fierce lead composer for Trailer Park and Guild of Music Supervisors Award recipient shares his top gear picks to make his music sound larger than life, the complex story behind Stranger Things' homage to Michael Jackson in the season 2 trailer, and how his life would be radically different if he never checked his junk folder.

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ESKMO

Internationally celebrated electronic musician turned television composer, founder of Ancestor, and esteemed member of The Echo Society speaks on setting the stage for the menacing power politics of Billions, developing unique musical characters for each of Hannah Baker's tapes in 13 Reasons Why, and how spirituality has been a guiding light to ward off negative energy and stimulate creativity.

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Peter Nashel

The fastidious musical chameleon and co-founder of DuoTone Audio Group speaks on the rationale behind his treatment for the key incident in I, Tonya, teases out the modernized East meets West soundscapes of Netflix's Marco Polo, and explains what a vacation from your computer can do for your artistry. 

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