Composers Bill Withem and Kevin Wilt get together each month to talk about the latest in film music. They review new releases, analyze scores from film and television, share their own experiences in the field, and interview people at all levels of the industry. Also, they make jokes. Sometimes even good ones. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode.

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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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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Streamers and Punches 63: Omnistellar

In this episode we look at Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, and Patrick Doyle in the news, talk about the sound mix issues surrounding Interstellar plus our thoughts on the score, and interview orchestrator and Omni Music Publisher owner Tim Rodier.

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Streamers and Punches 62: Royalty-free Tenenbaums

In this episode we look at when Williams will start scoring the new Star Wars film, Back to the Future full score, and we interview composer Kevin MacLeod and filmmaker Ryan Camarda about their documentary Royalty Free: The Music of Kevin MacLeod.


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Streamers and Punches 61: Doctor Houdini

In this episode we look at film composer interviews with Broughton, Debney, and Beltrami, an award for Howard Shore, some upcoming concerts featuring Elfman and Shore, some new film score CD releases, and what we’ve been listening to lately.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Howard Shore to receive Maestro Award
  • Interviews on examiner.com with Bruce Broughton and Marco Beltrami
  • John Debney:
  • Recording has begun on JNH’s score for Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1
  • Danny Elfman to do a Halloween concert at the Nokia Theater, then Honda Theater.
  • The entire LOTR Trilogy will accompanied by a live orchestra/chorus at Lincoln Center. April 8-12, 2015.
  • Bill has been listening to: Tim’s Vermeer (Conrad Pope), Walking Dead S3 (Bear McCreary), Buck Rogers 2nd Season 4CD, Godzilla (A Desplat), X-Men DOFP (J Ottman), Doctor Who S8 (Murray Gold)
  • Kevin has been listening to Doctor Who S8 (Murray Gold) and Arrow (Blake Neely)
  • New Releases: The Lion King: Legacy Collection (will contain all of Zimmer’s score), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 2nd Season 4CD (Stu Phillips, Glen A. Larson, Bruce Broughton, John Cacavas, Herbert Don Woods), Cocoon expansion/remastered (J Horner), Gorky Park (J Horner)
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