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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 42: The Return of the Jedi Williams?

In this episode we talk about the Oscars, JJ Abrams’ new Star Wars and who will score it, a few headlines, and what we’ve been listening to lately. Oh, and Happy Birthday John Williams!


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Daniel Licht “The Art of Writing a Television Score.”
  • Golden State Pops Orchestra to have an all-Alan Silvestri concert on 2/16/13.
  • Petra Haden (violinist, vocalist) covers film themes; full album stream here.
  • We’ve been listening to Safe, House of Cards, How to Train Your Dragon
  • New Star Wars VII directed by JJ Abrams; who should write the score?
  • Oscar Nominations for music
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Streamers and Punches 40: Hitchcock: An Expected Journey

In this episode, we look at the LA Music Scoring Community meeting, a new article by Jim Lochner, A-list composer productivity, new CD releases, Grammy noms, and what we’ve been listening to lately, including Hitchcock, Life of Pi, and the Hobbit.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Full video of LA Music Scoring Community meeting. FB link
  • Jim Lochner’s 9 favorite film music moments of 2012.
  • Composer productivity: Danny Elfman has 6 2012 feature-length credits, Alexander Desplat has 9. 18 between 2011-12, Hans Zimmer has 5 in 2012. 10 between 2010-12, not including shorts and video games.
  • CD releases: 2 CD release of Home Alone 2, Die Hard: with A Vengeance, The Untouchables, Conan the Barbarian 3CD, Coogan’s Bluff
  • Grammy Nominees:
    • The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn John Williams, composer
    • The Artist Ludovic Bource, composer
    • The Dark Knight Rises Hans Zimmer, composer
    • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers
    • Hugo Howard Shore, composer
    • Journey Austin Wintory, composer
  • What We’ve Been Listening To:
    • Bill: Hobbit, Life of Pi, Hitchcock, Die Hard
    • Kevin: RED and Due Date (Christoph Beck), Empire of the Sun, John Carter, The Hobbit, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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