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Streamers and Punches 55: Awesome Sandwich

In this episode we look at the winners of the 2014 Oscars, talk about recent listens, discuss a recent post by composer Scott Glasgow, look at news involving Morricone and Williams, and mention new releases.
This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • ATAS to sponsor a concert featuring music from Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and others. Will also present Mark Snow a lifetime achievement award.
  • For the first time ever, an Oscar Concert
  • Ennio Morricone to conduct concerts in NY and LA this month.
  • ABC News tribute to John Williams “When Music is the Starring Role . . .”
  • Bill has been listening to Sherlock Series 3 (music by David Arnold, Michael Price), while Kevin has been listening to Tim’s Vermeer (music by Conrad Pope)
  • New Releases: Peabody & Sherman (D Elfman), Roswell/Communion (Goldenthal/Eric Clapton), The Blue Max 2CD (J Goldsmith), Sherlock Series 3 (Arnold/Price), The Matrix Revolutions 2CD (D Davis), Good Will Hunting (D Elfman), Star Trek: TNG – Encounter at Farpoint/Arsenal of Freedom (D McCarthy)
  • The 2014 Oscar winners are: Steven Price (score – Gravity) and “Let it Go” (song – Frozen – by Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez)
  • Scott Glasgow put out the question (paraphrasing) why do composers, given the chance to do a big budget epic, just use clichés and sound like Hans Zimmer? (in response to a critique by James Southall regarding the new Hercules movie directed by Renny Harlin with score composed by Tuomas Kantelinen)
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Streamers and Punches 52: Don’t Set the Zoo on Fire

In this episode we look at current events, provocative articles, what we’ve been listening to, Grammys, Zimmer’s new Spider-Man theme (possibly), Shore’s new Hobbit score, and we interview orchestrator and composer Conrad Pope.
This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • John Williams talks about Star Wars VII and Indiana Jones V.
  • Audiences for film music concerts are growing.
  • Indiewire lists its Top 15 scores of 2013.
  • 114 Film scores eligible for Oscars.
  • L.A. Times article that highlights four film scores.
  • Film/TV Grammy nominees announced.
  • Hans Zimmer’s Spider-man theme revealed?
  • Are synthesizers killing film and TV music?
  • Bill’s been listening to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Howard Shore), and Hitchcock (Danny Elfman).
  • Kevin’s been listening to The Book Thief (John Williams) and The Hobbit: TDofS.
  • New Releases: The Book Thief, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
  • Interview with Conrad Pope.
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Streamers and Punches 50: Winter (Film Music) is Coming

In this episode we look at a lot of news, upcoming scores that we’re looking forward to, congratulate our producer and recent guest Bear McCreary on their recent accolades, and look at new CD releases and what we’ve been listening to lately.
This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
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Streamers and Punches 16: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Hugo

We discuss Howard Shore’s new score to Hugo, several articles featuring Michael Giacchino, and how hard it is to be nominated for an Oscar for best score. Plus Kevin and Bill talk about what they have both seen lately. Happy Birthday Randy Newman.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Howard Shore talks about “Hugo,” then talks about Hugo to Doug Adams, then Hugo’s score gets reviewed.
  • Michael Giacchino gets interviewed here and here, and is announced to score Star Trek 2.
  • David Arnold would like Queen to perform the new Bond theme song.
  • Article about Conrad Pope’s “My Week with Marilyn score”, including a video interview.
  • Is “Best Original Score” the hardest Oscar category to break into? Plus, possible award season contenders.
  • Happy Birthday Randy Newman!
If you like…

Martin Scorsesi films, you might like Howard Shore‘s The Invention of Dreams from the new film Hugo.

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Streamers and Punches 14: Pirates of the Concert Hall: At Budget’s Edge

We look at a few new headlines and discuss the orchestra playing live as entertainment or as a musical experience. James Newton Howard will score the new Bourne film, Nina Rota is honored, and links to new Patrick Doyle and Christopher Young interviews.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • James Newton Howard will score the new Bourne movie.
  • Nina Rota is honored posthumously at Columbia University’s Italian Academy.
  • The Tulsa Symphony will perform the score to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl live.
  • Dallas Symphony presents Masters of Film Music: James Newton Howard.
  • Randy Newman performs sings and plays on PBS’ Austin City Limits.
  • John Williams and Spielberg talk on “masterclass” this Tuesday on TCM.
  • Interview with Patrick Doyle
  • FMM Dan Schweiger reviews Christopher Young’s “Rum Diary” score.
  • FMM Dan Schweiger interviews Conrad Pope
If you like…

classic film stars, you might like Conrad Pope’s score to My Week With Marilyn. (Amazon MP3iTunes)

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