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Streamers and Punches 30: Water for Sherlock

In this episode we look at Howard Shore’s new cello concerto, Bill gives his picks for new CDs to buy, and Kevin and Bill talk about what they’ve been listening to this week. Hint: it involves James Newton Howard and Titans.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Howard Shore premieres a new cello concerto.
  • Bill’s picks for CD releases: Hook 2CD, Ben Hur, It’s Alive, The Black Cauldron, White Fang, Predator; available at screenarchives.com.
  • What We’ve Been Listening To: Hunger Games, Water for Elephants (JNHoward), Sherlock: Series 2 (Arnold, Price), Wrath of the Titans (Javier Navarrete)
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Streamers and Punches 29: The James Newton Howard Games

In this episode, we look at Terence Blanchard with the Detroit Symphony, John Williams composes new fanfare, Happy Birthday to Boulez and Alan Silvestri, and The Hunger Games score is released. Dan Schweiger picks his favorite March soundtracks.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Terence Blanchard to lead Detroit Symphony jazz program.
  • John Williams composes a fanfare in honor of Fenway Park.
  • The score to The Hunger Games, by James Newton Howard, is on Spotify.
  • Happy Birthday to Pierre Boulez and Alan Silvestri!
  • Check out Daniel Schweiger’s March Soundtrack Picks.
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Streamers and Punches 22: The War Horse Whisperers

In this episode we look at a few composers’ upcoming projects, a James Newton Howard interview, a Clint Mansell live show, an interview with Dickon Hinchliffe, how to “Vertigo” your favorite film, Star Wars dogs, BAFTA nominees, and talk about War Horse.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Clint Mansell will perform a rare live show.
  • There is a lengthy interview with James Newton Howard on GoSeeTalk.com
  • Daniel Schweiger Interviews composer Dickon Hinchliffe.
  • A review of Danny Elfman’s Cirque du Soleil music.
  • David Arnold says that availability was not an issue for Skyfall.
  • James Newton Howards bows out of scoring the Dark Knight Rises.
  • Would you like to “Vertigo” a scene from a famous movie?
  • Want to hear “The Imperial March” performed by dogs? The Bark Side.
  • BAFTA Nominees for Best Original Music.
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Streamers and Punches 18: A Christmas… Scorey?

In this episode we review headlines: Zimmer helps at Oscars, JN Howard gets Elfman’s Hunger Games job, and Menken scores Mirror Mirror. Scorsese wins a BFCA award, and Elfman interviews live on Dec. 16. Plus we look at ten holiday/Christmas favorites.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Favorite Christmas Scores
    • Babe – Nigel Westlake (C. Saint-Saens)
    • Elf – John Debney
    • Amazing Stories: Santa ‘85 – Thomas Newman
    • Charlie Brown Christmas – Vince Guaraldi
    • Batman Returns – Danny Elfman
    • Home Alone – John Williams
    • Edward Scissorhands – Danny Elfman
    • The Grinch – Albert Hague
    • Gremlins – Jerry Goldsmith
    • A Christmas Story – Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer
  • James Newton Howard replaces Elfman on The Hunger Games.
  • Alan Menken will score Mirror Mirror.
  • Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams named as Oscar music supervisors.
  • The Broadcast Film Critics Association named Scorsese the second recipient of its Music+Film Award
  • David Arnold remembers John Barry in The Guardian.
  • Hans Zimmer talks about Man of Steel on Indiewire.com
  • Live chat with Danny Elfman at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 16; hosted by Culture Monster.
  • Live “Movies on the Radio” with Michael Giacchino on Dec. 17 at WQXR.
If you like…

Home Alone, you might like Tchaikovsky‘s The Nutcracker..

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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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