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Streamers and Punches 58: Mr. Powell’s Opus

In this episode we look at lots of John Powell news, Kevin talks about his trip to Los Angeles, upcoming summer scores, new CD releases, and what we’ve been listening to lately.
This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • John Powell to take a sabbatical from film music to focus on concert music
  • Two reviews: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Score! (TV music concert)
  • A concert of the National Brass Ensemble, featuring a world premiere by John Williams (Music for Brass) with an all-star cast of brass players
  • David Arnold is doing a David Arnold: A Life In Song concert in London (July 9)
  • Bill’s been listening to Edge of Tomorrow (Christophe Beck), X-Men: DOFP (Ottman), Clone Wars (K Kiner), and Kevin’s been listening to The Amazing Spider-man 2 (Zimmer+), X-Men: DOFP (Ottman)
  • New CD Releases: The Stone Cutters (E Goldenthal), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (6/17) (J Powell), Night Crossing, Deep Rising (both J Goldsmith), The Peacemaker 2CD (H Zimmer), Altered States (J Corigliano), D.A.R.Y.L. (M Hamlisch), Son of Batman (F Wiedmann)
  • Kevin went on a trip to L.A. and Bill asks him about it
  • Future summer scores we’re looking forward to:
    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Giacchino)
    • Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Kingsman: The Secret Service (Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson)
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Streamers and Punches 57: Ottman: Days of Future Vacations

In this episode, we interview John Ottman, composer of the film X-Men: Days of Future Past, discuss what we’ve been listening to this week, look at headlines of film music concerts, new scoring assignments, and cool videos.
This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • The two new Star Trek films will be going on a concert tour.
  • The Pacific Symphony will play a concert consisting of concert works of film composers.
  • Mychael Danna receives Richard Kirk Award.
  • Michael Giacchino will score Jurassic World.
  • Michael Giacchino denies Star Wars rumors.
  • Cool short video about Desplat’s score to Godzilla.
  • A cool short about Kevin Kiner’s music for the new show Star Wars: Rebels
  • Bill’s been listening to Dennis the Menace (J Goldsmith), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (H Zimmer), Meteor Man (Cliff Eidelmann), and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (K Kiner)
  • Kevin’s been listening to Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Kevin Kiner), Godzilla (Desplat), Hannibal (Brian Reitzell)
  • Interview with John Ottman
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Streamers and Punches 32: Get Reich

In this episode we look at David Rodwin’s youtube rant regarding the score to The Hunger Games, and we talk about what we’ve been listening to this week. We also look at Roy Budd playing some of his score to the original Get Carter.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • There is a rant on youtube from David Rodwin claiming Steve Reich’s Three Movements for Orchestra was more memorably used in The Hunger Games than James Newton Howard’s score.
  • Kevin talks about the original score to Get Carter by Roy Budd.
  • Bill talks about the score to Unknown (Ottman, Rudd) and The Black Cauldron (E. Bernstein).
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