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Streamers and Punches 65: Everybody Knows Craig’s Name

In this episode we interview Craig Safan (The Last Starfighter), look at the Hollywood Reporter composer round table discussion, Golden Globe winner Jóhann Jóhannson, what we’ve been listening to, and our predictions for the 2015 Oscars.

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  • Congrats to Golden Globes winner Jóhann Jóhannsson, for The Theory of Everything.
  • John Williams cancels appearance with San Diego Symphony due to illness.
  • Hollywood Reporter round-table discussion with Zimmer, Beltrami, Reznor, Elfman, Powell.
  • Guesses for 2015 Oscar nominations.
  • New CD releases: King Solomon’s Mines 2CD (J Goldsmith), The Last Starfighter extended release (C Safan)
  • Bill has been listening to The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (Shore), The Flash (Neely), and Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (Williams).
  • Kevin has been listening to Big Eyes (Elfman) and The Theory of Everything (Jóhann Jóhannsson).
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SoundNotion 191: Stick a Pin in It

This week, the American Composers Forum’s Vice President of Programs, Craig Carnahan, discusses the ACF’s 40th anniversary celebrations and the National Composer Night Out.

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SoundNotion 190: Athletic Appeal

This week on SoundNotion, composer/percussionist/educator Casey Cangelosi joins the panel to discuss composition, performance, and the power of movement. Plus:Net Neutrality, John Luther Adams awarded the William Schuman award and Bjork is in the studio.

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SoundNotion 189: Three Vivaldis for One Xenakis

This week on SoundNotion violinist/violist Miranda Cuckson joins the panel to discuss her new album Melting the Darkness with works by living composers plus one by gem by Xenakis. Plus, Allan Kozinn moves on to greener pastures and ArtsHacker.com is live.

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Streamers and Punches 64: Don’t Miss Deadlines

In this episode we discuss recent comments from Zimmer and Horner, get geeky over the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, share what we’ve been listening to, and interview Arrow and The Flash composer Blake Neely.

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  • Hans Zimmer talks about the music business.
  • James Horner talks Spider-Man 2 here and here.
  • Bill’s been listening to Arrow (Blake Neely) and Monuments Men (Alexander Desplat).
  • Kevin’s been listening to Coco and Igor (Yared and Stravinsky).
  • Discussion on James Horner’s comments, Hans Zimmer’s comments, and tentpole movie scoring.
  • Super geeky corner: John Williams’ new music for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer
  • Interview with Blake Neely.
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