Posts tagged Paul Goldowitz
Jeff Cardoni

Brilliant self-made composer reveals the path to land his breakout gig on CSI: Miami, how they determined the aural character of Chuck Lorre’s Golden Globe-winning passion project, The Kominsky Method, his musical highlights from Silicon Valley ahead of the series finale, and a deconstruction of the Hollywood overnight success mythology.

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Mac Quayle

Supreme Emmy-winning composer returns to discuss the sonic climax of Sam Esmail’s psychological thriller masterwork, Mr. Robot, his hard and fast rules for crafting authentic ‘80s nostalgia on American Horror Story: 1984, peppering his score for The Politician with Spanish flourishes, and the period orchestral treatment he has in the works for Ratched.

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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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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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Steven Price

Exceptional Academy Award and BAFTA winning composer speaks on the call to action at the heart of his sonic odyssey for Our Planet, taking a deep dive into animation for Wonder Park, finessing the music-driven experience of Baby Driver over the course of a decade, and the limitless experiments that took place to perfect his celebrated score for Gravity.

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Shawn LeMone

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.

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Patrick Doyle

Iconic Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominated composer speaks on the intimate contemporary score he crafted for Kenneth Branagh’s All is True illustrating William Shakespeare’s last years, taking an unexpected turn into the action packed Marvel universe for Thor, building a friendship with Robert Altman while contributing his talents to Gosford Park, and collaborating with Michelle Pfeiffer for Murder On The Orient Express.

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Michael Brook

Inventive Golden Globe and Grammy nominated composer and producer discusses his emotionally nuanced and sonically ambiguous score for Keith Behrman’s coming of age drama, Giant Little Ones, the genesis of the Infinite Guitar, musically sympathizing with the character of Chris McCandless on Into The Wild, and his connection to the incomparable Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

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Jen Ross

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.

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Max Richter

Elegant contemporary classical artist and Emmy nominated composer shares about creating gender delineations within his intense Elizabethan inspired score for Mary Queen of Scots, implementing the devil’s interval and lamenting bass to reflect the grim emotional terrain of Taboo, and his approach in illustrating a 60-year long relationship with stunning piano duets on My Brilliant Friend.

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Lynn Fainchtein

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.

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Mychael Danna

Masterful Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winning composer speaks on channeling the discipline of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in his heroic score for On The Basis of Sex, striving for simplicity to support the heartwarming tale of A Dog’s Way Home, the beautiful struggle behind Life of Pi, and the value of having “a guiding intelligence” that underpins your creations.

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Gabriel Mann

Multi-faceted singer/songwriter and ASCAP Award-winning composer dishes on teaming up with his former boss, David Schwartz to pen the hysterical soundtrack of Arrested Development, breathing new life into iconic songs of the past for A Million Little Things, and how contemporary music has influenced the guitar-driven musical universe of Modern Family over the course of ten seasons on air.

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Russell Emanuel

Fearless 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.

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Rolfe Kent

Distinguished composer speaks on musically supporting the touching story of Laurel and Hardy’s enduring friendship for Stan & Ollie, the magnetic energy he experienced in collaborating with director, Jon S. Baird, and taking a turn into the world of French jazz for the upcoming romantic period drama, The Man Who Saved Paris.

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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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