Posts in Film/TV Composers
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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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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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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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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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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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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