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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.
- 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).
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.
- Craig Carnahan, Vice President of Programs at the American Composers Forum, joins the panel. It’s the ACF’s 40th Anniversary! (And there is a National Composer Night Out on May 14, 2015.)
- The Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute is back! Its 12th incarnation just took place and Craig tells us it was INCREDIBLE. Get ready for next year.
- Spring for Music is being reborn as Shift: A Festival of American Orchestras, taking place at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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.
- This week on SoundNotion, composer/percussionist/educator Casey Cangelosi joins the panel to discuss composition, performance, and the power of movement.
- The FCC is set to vote on Net Neutrality rules in February.
- John Luther Adams awarded the William Schuman Award. HEY PAL! Save some awards for the rest of us!
- Burbank CA luthier is being sued for breaking an $80,000 bow. In related news, anyone interested in selling beachfront property in Iowa, contact violinist Leonidas Kavakos.
- Happy Day! Björk is in the studio working on her first album since Biophilia.
- The music world says goodbye to, performer, bandleader and accordion evangelist Walter Kühr and clarinet bebop pioneer Buddy DeFranco.
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.
- This week on SoundNotion violinist/violist Miranda Cuckson joins the panel to discuss her new album Melting the Darkness.
- The release features works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Oscar Bianchi, Christopher Burns, Alexander Sigman, Ileana Perez Velázquez, Robert Rowe and one gem by Iannis Xenakis.
- Artshacker.com is LIVE! Friend of the show Drew McManus has just the thing for arts management professionals out there.
- After a long and stellar career with the New York Times, the great Allan Kozinn leaves the paper of record.
- Alarm Will Sound has a great new project called Alarm System. They’ll spend the next year collaborating with Medeski, Martin and Wood and others while testing the boundaries between domains.
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.
- 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.