We’re joined by music critic Vivien Schweitzer to discuss trends in music criticism and how someone always thinks you’re an idiot. PLUS-Minnesota cancels season, Baltimore’s new duds, New Music USA’s new grant system and we say goodbye to Steve Martland.
In this episode we look at an article about changing trends in scoring superhero music, J.J. Abrams talks Williams scoring Star Wars, Zimmer’s Man of Steel music, we talk about summer movie scores, and look at new CD releases.
Variety article, by John Burlingame about the evolution of superhero music.
Yes, it was Hanz Zimmer’s music in the third Man of Trailer.
Listen to 60 seconds of each score track from Man of Steel expanded album.
J.J. Abrams thinks John Williams will score Episode VII.
Bill has been listening to Oblivion, Iron Man 3, Hemlock Grove (Nathan Barr), Evil Dead (Roque Baños)
Kevin has been listening to Oblivion (Anthony Gonzalez, Joseph Trapanese, M83), Iron Man 3: (Brian Tyler), 42 (Mark Isham)
New CD releases: Speechless (Marc Shaiman), Bandelero (J Goldsmith), Willard (Shirley Walker), Firebirds (David Newman), Days of Wine & Roses (H Mancini), Five Days from Home (Bill Conti), Von Ryan’s Express/The Detective (J Goldsmith)
This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by the Alec Baldwin of SoundNotion and the strongest beard in new music Rob Deemer. He’s for the occasional cheeseburger when planning a new music meal. We suss the difference between entertainment and pandering.
Composer Ben Fuhrman lets us in on all the cool stuff showcased at this year’s SEAMUS conference.
Even though he doesn’t look a day over 55, John Corigliano is actually turning 75-and (Le) Poisson Rouge is celebrating!. Tune in to Q2 Music on Monday, April 29 at 8pm and listen to the live stream of the concert.
The iTunes Store just turned 10 and it’s time to reflect. Has it all been for the betterment of music consumption?
This week the panel is joined by composer and MATA Festival artistic director Yotam Haber. We cover the finer points of score prep, the subtle craft of festival application and how to parse 600 scores. PLUS! Caroline Shaw and Roomful of Teeth DAMMIT!