Exploring the world of film music with guests from the film industry (actors, directors,etc) where they share their favorite movie scores.
Guest: Composer Brain Ralston
1:28:19Our guest is award winning composer Brian Ralston. A career spanning 20 years in film music, he employs a strong sense of melody, something missing in many of today's scores. For you music nerds, you'll enjoy much our conversation as Brian shares many technical details about writing for film. His upcoming film, "Silent River", will be released this year. You're sure to enjoy his selections of cues from other composers as well as several of his own works.
Part 2 Discussion of book ”Music by John Barry”
1:09:01If you love learning of behind the scenes info on how films scores come about, this book is for you. An amazing collection of essays on how numerous scores, written by John Barry, came to be. Authors Pete Walker, Geoff Leonard and Jon Burlingame have assembled THE definitive collection of fascinating stories behind the scores written by the maestro. To help share some of the anecdotes form the book are two "superfans" of Barry's, Stephen Woolston and Tony Weeks. They are extremely qualified to discuss this book and the career of Barry. Plus, we have terrific cues to share as well. This is part 2 of a long discussion you're sure to enjoy!
Discussion of new book ”Music by John Barry”
1:14:01If you love learning of behind the scenes info on how films scores come about, this book is for you. An amazing collection of essays on how numerous scores, written by John Barry, came to be. Authors Pete Walker, Geoff Leonard and Jon Burlingame have assembled THE definitive collection of fascinating stories behind the scores written by the maestro. To help share some of the anecdotes form the book are two "superfans" of Barry's, Stephen Woolston and Tony Weeks. They are extremely qualified to discuss this book and the career of Barry. Plus, we have terrific cues to share as well. This is part 1 of a long discussion you're sure to enjoy!
Guest: Filmmaker Scott Sullivan
1:09:55Our guest is Scott Sullivan, an up and coming filmmaker based in our backyard, Baton Rouge, LA, where he heads up his production company Sulliscope Films.. He is a writer, producer and director of several films and has chosen some unique cues from Composers not heard before on this podcast. Join us for fascinating discussion on films and some terrific film music.
Music by John Barry
1:19:50In honor of the anniversary of the maestro's death, as well as the release of a book on his career, a special mystery guest shares some of his favorite cues written by John Barry. Unlike other episodes, this is full of music written by Barry. The music ranges from the 60s up to the 90s and highlights Barry versatility and genius. Some of the choices may surprise you. Come listen to some of the finest music ever written for film. Let me know what you think of the mystery guest...
Guest: J Blake Fichera
1:11:20Start the new year right with some great film music. Our guest is J Blake Fichera who is an author, producer and working musician. If that wasn't enough, he also hosts a podcast called "Scored to Death" which focuses on scores from horror movies. While our discussions focus on horror, many of his selections are of other genres. Composers represented include Williams, Morricone and Conti.
WTSErica416 :Guest: Writer/Director Erica Summers
1:21:06If you love hearing inspiring stories of those who have achieved despite the odds, this episode is for you. Our guest, Erica Summers is a filmmaker who has overcome roadblocks to become an award winning writer/director. You may not know her name, but you soon will. Her passion is the horror genre and we recorded this around Halloween. So...she has chosen some terrific cues from horror films to play. Her latest film called Obsidian has won awards on the festival circuit and can be found on most streaming services. You may even recognize one of the actors,...Hear her fascinating life journey plus some great movie music on this episode of What's the Score.
Guest podcaster Erik Woods
1:39:40This episode features one of the best podcasters on film music. Erik Woods has been producing programs on film music since 1996. Erik has set the standard on film score podcasts. He has a huge following that hasn't heard about his favorite scores and about his life but we correct that with this episode. Please download this fascinating conversation and surprising cues for a interesting journey into film music.
Guest: Journalist and James Bond blogger Bill Koenig
1:29:33Bill Koenig has been writing about James Bond for over 20 years. He is recognized as "go to" source for anything Bond. In this episode, with the new Bond film coming out, we thought we'd focus on the music of Bond. We play cues from the 1960's mostly and even branch out to discuss another Spy series from that period. Towards the end, we do discuss No Time to Die so...SPOILER ALERT. Enjoy a trip down memory lane and hear some terrific music from the world of James Bond.
Guest Composer Joe Hodgin
1:22:07A new and upcoming composer joins us on this episode...his name is Joe Hodgin. Originally trained as a audio engineer, he expanded his skills and became a film composer. His journey is interesting as are his unique selections of music. I think you'll also like his compositions which we'll play towards the end. The cues are from his latest film "Royal Jelly" which is streaming now. Listen to a great story and some fantastic music not heard on the program before.