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Streamers and Punches 1: Driving Miss Ostinato

Brand new show! Streamers and Punches looks at Spotify, new commissions for film composers, an article about composer tech talk, and a current trend in scoring we call the “Running Strings.”

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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • We take a look at Spotify’s new service in the US.
  • John Williams has a new quartet commission; Danny Elfman writes music for Cirque du Soleil.
  • Film Music Magazine has an article by Jay Asher detailing the ever-increasing technical vocabulary that composers need to adopt in today’s film composing industry.
  • A closer look at the trend “Running Strings,” a texture style attributed originally to Clint Mansell’s Lux Aeterna from Requiem for a Dream, and used in several other scores: Batman Begins, Inception, Transformers, Tron Legacy, Thor, and Green Lantern.
If you like…

Don Davis’s score to The Matrix (Amazon MP3iTunes), you might like Harmonielehre by John Adams (Amazon MP3iTunes).

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