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Welcome to "comPOSERS The Movie Score Podcast", where three old musician friends of dubious talent enjoy some movie-themed drinks while discussing film scores and the films they're in. Our goal is to find the perfect movie score, and our journey takes us some really weird places. Join us on this bizarre musical trek to...somewhere? Follow us on the socials @composerspod, then sit back, pour yourself an adult beverage and enjoy some comPOSING. NEW EPISODES EVERY SUNDAY!
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For over 25 years Cinematic Sound Radio has been playing the very best music from film, TV and video games. We feature music from the golden age classic scores of the 30, 40 and 50s, the retro silver age scores from the 60s and 70s, all the way through to the 80s, 90s and the modern-day classics of the 21st century. When tuning in you'll hear interviews with composers, orchestrators, musicians, authors, soundtrack experts and industry insiders. We also do deeper dives into some of the best s ...
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This episode's origin comes from my time recovering from gallbladder surgery last month. I was looking for something to watch when I saw Richard Donner's TIMELINE on my Plex server. I hadn't watched the film in over 20 years... 20 YEARS?!?!?!?!... and so I thought I'd put it on to see if it was as bad as I remembered. It wasn't all that bad, but Br…
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Breakout composer Andrea Datzman (INSIDE OUT 2) talks about her initial rejection from film scoring industry, and what led her to persevere. How her struggle with Lyme disease threatened to upend her initial breakthrough with Michael Giacchino on INSIDE OUT, and led to a surprising new revelation about her own brain and neuropsychology. She also di…
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Today we present our latest ALL REQUEST SHOW on THE ARCHIVE on the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST. Since launching the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST Patreon in April of 2021, we've offered our patrons exclusive perks based on the tier they signed up for. One of those perks is participating in all request programs. If you want to participate in futur…
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Today on the 1UPBEAT, host Eric Silver will count down the top video game scores of 2023. In this episode, Eric counts down scores from 10 to 6, featuring music by Satoshi Okubo, Inon Zur, Jon Everist, Takeshi Furukawa, Chuck E. Myers "Sea", Alexander Horowitz, and J. Scott Rakozy. Part two will feature scores of 5-1. Enjoy! —— Special thanks to ou…
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On today’s new episode of THE FLAGSHIP SHOW on CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO NETWORK, Erik Woods concludes his look at some of his favourite scores written in 2023. This is the final part of a three-part series. Today, you’ll hear selections by such composers as George Fenton, Anthony Willis, Gordy Haab, Evan Call and Naoki Sato. Enjoy the show. —— Special…
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In this bonus interview episode, Andrew Gordon Macpherson talks about his music and TV editing skills leading to his career scoring video games and television documentaries, including the hit Vice series DARK SIDE OF THE RING, and WHO KILLED WCW?, produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. How the world of professional wrestling drama created a canvas …
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RIPLEY, which premiered on Netflix in April 2024, is a neo-noir psychological thriller television series created, written and directed by Steven Zaillian, based on Patricia Highsmith's 1955 crime novel THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. The series starred Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn and Dakota Fanning. In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a down-at-the-heels c…
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Pour a tall glass (?) of applejack and watch for flying dip, because the comPOSERS are ringing in Krueger's 40th birthday (and Father's Day, as it turns out) with one of the weirdest and most-fun movies we've ever covered on this show. It's 2022's Hundreds of Beavers, with music by Chris Ryan*! *As you'll hear, we looked high and low for the score/…
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Composer Andrew Lockington (ATLAS, MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN) joins SCORE to talk about Toronto, working with and under the tutelage of fellow Canadian Mychael Danna after wanting to start a rock band, and how his interest in orchestration led to his composing breakthroughs. Plus, working with Jennifer Lopez, creating “suites” of music, what makes temps s…
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Set speed to warp factor FUN because we're fucking back baby. After an extremely long hiatus thanks to various Krueger calamities (Kalamities? probably not, right?), we celebrate the old man's 40th birthday with a journey to the Final Frontier...literally! It's Star Trek 5: The One Shatner Directed, with music by the inestimable "King" Jerry Goldsm…
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Today, on the 1Upbeat, host Eric Silver will conclude the series covering the last few years of video game arrangement albums. In this all new episode, we will highlight the best and most noteworthy albums released in 2023. This wide spanning episode will feature music from SUIKODEN II, FINAL FANTASY XIII, OUTRUN and more. Enjoy! —— Special thanks …
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We catch up with composer extraordinaire Christophe Beck (UNFROSTED, ROAD HOUSE) for the first time in six years! Christophe shares how early piano lessons led to dreams of making his own album (now in the works). Plus, how years leading a composer team on major films refreshed his love of teaching and sharing, his creative rapport with director Do…
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On today’s new episode of THE FLAGSHIP SHOW on CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO NETWORK, Erik Woods continues his look at some of his favourite scores written in 2023. This is part two of a three-part series. Today, you’ll hear selections by such composers as Alexander Desplat, Christopher Willis, Christopher Young, Gordy Haab, Stephen Barton, Takeshi Furukaw…
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Today on the 1UPBEAT, we raid the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO dungeon and resurrect a few shows that we missed! First up is a program dedicated to some of the best video game music arrangement albums produced in 2022, including JOURNEY, THE WONDERFUL 101, CHRONO TRIGGER, MASS EFFECT, & FINAL FANTASY VI. Enjoy! —— Special thanks to our Patreon supporters:…
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Today on the 1UPBEAT, we raid the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO dungeon and resurrect a few shows that we missed! First up is a program dedicated to some of the best video game music arrangement albums produced in 2021, including ACTRAISER, FINAL FANTASY V, FINAL FANTASY VII, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES, BANJO KAZOOIE, and XENOSAGA. Enjoy! —— Special …
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Better late than never. Actually, I think this is the latest I’ve ever presented my year-end round-up program. Yup, I said that same thing last year, and yet here we are again. Last year, I uploaded part one of my favourite scores of 2022 on May 5th. Ugh! Well, it's been another crazy year for me, but I want to get back into the saddle again, so he…
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Hello listeners. As you might have guessed by now, comPOSERS is on a bit of a break. Jay, Aaron and I are all working a lot right now, and I've had a lot of insurance- and physiotherapy-related bullshit on my plate to boot, so we're struggling to find time. We do plan to be back soon, so please watch this space for updates. In the meantime, thanks …
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James Horner, the legendary film composer, has left an indelible mark on the world of movie music. His works in the 80s, 90s, and 2000s continue to resonate with audiences worldwide. Now, PERSEVERANCE RECORDS, in collaboration with SPECTRAL SHIMMERS PRODUCTIONS and THE JAMES HORNBER ESTATE, is embarking on a remarkable project: re-recording and rel…
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Composer Chris Benstead talks about being Guy Ritchies’ musical maestro on multiple projects, including THE GENTLEMEN on Netflix and THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE. How his musical education led him into music mixing and eventually working in the “sound” departments on major projects, before his work with Patrick Doyle, Steven Price, Alan Me…
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YouTuber Rudy Mancuso has been following SCORE for years, as a musician and composer in his own right. He joins Kenny Holmes and Matt Schrader to discuss his breakout hit film from SxSW ‘MÚSICA’ out now on Prime Video — a semi-autobiographic film, years in the making, that pushes musical possibilities to refreshingly brilliant musical storytelling.…
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BABYLON 5: THE ROAD HOME, which features Emmy-winning composers Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter, and Michael McCuistion of DYNAMIC MUSIC PARTNERS, has been nominated for Best Music – TV/Media at the 2024 ANNIE AWARDS. Ritmanis, Carter, and McCuistion are the first composers to write music for the series since the original composer, Christopher F…
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Composer Laura Karpman joins Score to talk about her work on the Oscar-nominated score for AMERICAN FICTION, breaking down how jazz informed a story rich in satire and wit to give it a unique musical edge and voice intertwined with characters. Then, she discusses her path from likely music professor into at one point being one of the only women wor…
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SCORED TO DEATH RADIO is back in 2024 with a brand-new episode exhibiting and celebrating the film score work of composers who are primarily known for their work in rock music. Host J. Blake Fichera guides listeners through a curated playlist of music highlighting cinematic genres that range from Italian horror and epic sci-fi adventure to anime an…
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HORNSMITH IS UPON US! This month we're covering one film each from the electrifying compositional duo brought together by the power of Jerry Goldsmith's daughter. This week: 1995's epic historical drama about a time when Mel Gibson was a sought-after actor. It's Braveheart with music by the inestimable James "Horny" Horner!…
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Today we present part one of a brand new chat between host Erik Woods and Patreon member Steve Kapicz on THE FLAGSHIP SHOW on the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST. Steve is one of three CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST patrons who signed up for the exclusive top COMPOSER TIER at the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST Patreon. He took advantage of the tier's e…
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Composer David Fleming (The Last of Us, Blue Planet II) talks about his inventive score for Prime Video’s new Mr. & Mrs. Smith, working with Donald Glover, coming up through the Remote Control composer system with Atli Orvarsson, Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer, and why the new Jim Henson documentary will melt everyone’s hearts. Interview by Kenny …
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Time to grow a stupid braid and murder some Tuskens, everybody, because Johnuary continues with our second foray into the much-maligned prequel trilogy. It's Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, with music by Old Whatsisname. NOTE: This was supposed to go up last week, but I got screwed up by the new "two episodes a month" schedule and forgo…
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Jason Drury continues the first show of 2024 by playing “Prologue/Opening City” from the classic science-fiction film SOYLENT GREEN (FSM RECORDS) by Fred Myrow, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The show then continues with exciting music from the pen of John Williams for THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (LA LA LAND RECORDS), and Ja…
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The Miami-based Carlos Rafael Rivera with two series releasing now (Griselda, Monsieur Spade) joins to talk about his massive breakout with The Queen’s Gambit, followed by Hacks and Lessons in Chemistry. Why Sofia Vergara's dramatic turn as a drug kingpin in Miami deserved an operative approach. How he manages to maintain his Miami location for an …
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On Tuesday, January 2, 2024, the film music community lost one of its greatest recording engineers, Mike Ross-Trevor. His collaborations with composers such as Jerry Goldsmith and Bruce Broughton have become legendary in the film music world. Jason Drury had the pleasure of speaking with Mike in February 2018 for the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST. …
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Get ready to punch some Nazis and retrieve some artifacts, because the boys are going on one last (?) adventure with Harrison Ford's hat and whip. What better way to kick off JOHNuary than with the final ride of the icon he helped shape? It's Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, with music by that young up-and-comer John Williams.…
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Jason Drury begins the first show of 2024 show with the end title from Alan Silvestri’s score for READY PLAYER ONE (WATER TOWER MUSIC) which is amazingly celebrating its 5th anniversary. The next pick is James Horner's score for GORKY PARK (LA LA LAND RECORDS), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. With the showing of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MA…
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One of the original members of the indie band Arcade Fire, Richard Reed Parry (THE IRON CLAW, EILEEN) discusses his jump into film scoring, the importance of finding “mojo” and “vibe,” and how the wrestling biopic The Iron Claw nearly stumped him musically — until he unlocked the rich, layered sound that carries the film. How Spike Jonze’s film “He…
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In today's program, it's our 2023 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. We've been putting this show together annually since 2018. Before we begin, I want to personally offer my thanks to the great team here at the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST. Fourty-five new shows, including this one, went out this year, not including any new shows that go up until the end of the …
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Today we present our second ALL REQUEST CHRISTMAS SPECIAL on the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST. Since launching the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST Patreon in April 2021, we've offered our patrons exclusive perks based on the tier they signed up for. One of those perks is participating in all request programs. If you want to participate in future all…
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Geoff Zanelli makes his long-awaited Score debut after one of Netflix’s most watched animated films of all-time, the Adam Sandler-produced LEO. In this episode, Kenny and Robert discuss the long-awaited arrival of MAESTRO, the Leonard Bernstein biopic, which we discussed on the 2nd episode of SCORE: THE PODCAST back when it was to be directed by Sp…
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