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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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SoundNotion 20: Shirtless Guitarist

Meerenai Shim joins the panel this week as we discuss political expression in classical music, the influence of video games on young composers, orchestra news from around the U.S., and more.


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This week’s topics include:

  • In the New York Times, David Little wonders about political expression in classical music.
  • NewMusicBox’s Colin Holter thinks all music is political. We didn’t know that about ourselves.
  • Nico Muhly wrties that his creative process is informed by growing up with video games.
  • The Detroit Symphony’s concertmaster of 23 years leaves for Dallas, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s bankrupcy protection remains contentious, and Honolulu may be home to an orchestra again as soon as this fall. Meerenai wonders why we care about these stories.
  • David Smooke wonders about the virtue of keeping sketches around for posterity.
  • We chat with Meerenai about her recent and upcoming projects, including a great music video of a piece from her last album.


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