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Streamers and Punches 67: Star Spies: A Force Bridge of Rogue…what a mess

In this episode we cover a ton of recent news, interviews, awards, announcements, and upcoming scoring assignments. We discuss the new score released by Omni Music Publishing: Silverado, plus what we’ve been listening to lately.

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This week’s topics include:
  • Awards: John Williams wins a Grammy for Book Thief, Desplat wins an Oscar, a Grammy, and BAFTA for Grand Budapest Hotel, and John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn for music and lyrics to the song Glory (from Selma), James Newton Howard to receive Max Steiner Award at 8th Annual Hollywood in Vienna; Elliot Goldenthal to receive ASCAP Founders Award.
  • Interviews: interview with Zimmer, Jeff Beal NPR interview, Randy Newman being trouble for directors, Elfman 50 Shades of Gray video
  • NPR discusses a score that’s ineligible to win an Oscar
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron poster says “Music by Brian Tyler; Additional Music By Danny Elfman”
  • Hans Zimmer to write all hero themes for BvS.
  • Desplat to score Star Wars spinoff.
  • Thomas Newman will score new Spielberg film Bridge of Spies instead of John Williams
  • The Star Wars: Force Awakens score will record in Los Angeles and not London
  • Silverado released from Omni Music Publishing
  • Events:
    • Pacific Symphony premiered JNH Violin Concerto a few weeks ago.
    • The Pittsburgh Pops announced a Howard Shore concert to close their 2015-16 season. June 24-26, 2016
    • Randy Newman to perform with KC Symphony June 10th
  • What We’ve Been Listening To:
    • Bill: Flash, Arrow (Blake Neely), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead (Bear McCreary), House of Cards Season 3 (Jeff Beal)
    • Kevin: Game of Thrones
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Streamers and Punches 44: Total Remake

In this episode we look at news involving Patrick Doyle, Hans Zimmer, and Thomas Newman, an interview with Elfman, a video about movie trailer music, Giacchino’s new Star Trek music, new CDs, and the complete printed score to Edward Scissorhands.
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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 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 39: Newman. Thomas Newman.

In this episode we look at Neil Finn’s new song, the entire Hobbit score streamed, an NPR John Williams interview, wish farewell to Richard Robbins, new score CD releases, and dissect Newman’s score to Skyfall.


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This week’s topics include:
  • Listen to Neil Finn’s Song of the Lonely Mountain from The Hobbit.
  • Composer Richard Robbins has died. Our thoughts go out to his family.
  • Empire has the entire Hobbit score streaming for free.
  • NPR interviews John Williams about his ‘Inevitable Themes.’
  • New CD releases: Star Trek, Quo Vadis, The Red Pony, Condorman, Skyfall, Lincoln, Cloud Atlas.
  • Weekly listens by Bill and Kevin: Skyfall, Lincoln, The Hobbit.
  • In-depth discussion of Thomas Newman’s score to Skyfall.
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Streamers and Punches 38: Looper, Master, Zimmer, Spy

In this episode we look at a preview to Thomas Newman’s score to Skyfall, Adele’s cover song of the same, also look at some archival footage of Spielberg and Williams collaborating on E.T., and discuss what we’ve been listening to.


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This week’s topics include:
  • The AFM sues 20th Century Fox and NBC/Universal over The Simpsons music used in the new theme park attraction.
  • Hans Zimmer wrote a new theme for ABC World News Tonight.
  • Randy Newman nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Christopher Young to visit Butler University for a performance of a suite from “Priest” 10/28/12.
  • New Zealand singer Neil Finn to provide end credits song for the Hobbit.
  • George S. Clinton named chair of Berklee film scoring department.
  • This clip shows Williams working on E.T. theme on piano with Spielberg.
  • Six-minute preview to the Thomas Newman score to Skyfall.
  • Listen to Adele sing the new James Bond theme song.
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