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31 minutes | a month ago
Composer Gordy Haab joins host Jon Burlingame to reveal how he landed his dream job composing music for the Star Wars video games, including the most recent game Star Wars: Squadrons. They also talk about the surprising place where Gordy got the chance opportunity to meet legendary Star Wars composer John Williams.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Composer Tyler Bates joins host Jon Burlingame and reveals how growing up in a haunted house influenced his musical career. They also discuss the unique approach he took to score the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and why director James Gunn wanted the actors and crew to listen to the score as they filmed.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Mark Isham and Isabella Summers
Composer Mark Isham and musician Isabella Summers talk with host Jon Burlingame about their recent collaboration for Hulu's timely dramatic series, Little Fires Everywhere. They reveal how they created musical identities, like betrayal and invasion of privacy, specific to the fraught mother and daughter relationships central to the story. Jon also speaks with Mark about his work on the Disney+ original film, Togo - and the personal reason he was drawn to the epic tale.
26 minutes | 6 months ago
In this episode, Host Jon Burlingame talks with Emmy Award-winning composer Kris Bowers about his work on Mrs. America, the FX series exclusively on Hulu. Bowers reveals the creative ways that he and his team finished recording music during the quarantine in Los Angeles, as well as what initially drew him to the project. They also talk about how he often fuses hip hop and orchestral sounds, looking for the similarities between them, to help him creatively.
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Henry Jackman, Part 2
In this second episode of host Jon Burlingame's two-part interview with Henry Jackman, the composer talks about his work on Captain America: WInter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War and reveals the helpful lesson he learned about film composing from a math course. They also delve into how composing for live action films differs from animated ones, like Big Hero 6.
28 minutes | 8 months ago
In this episode, Host Jon Burlingame sits down with composer Joseph Trapanese to talk about his work on the live-action Lady and the Tramp, first Disney project Tron Legacy and his collaborations with Daft Punk, Dr. Dre and M83.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Host Jon Burlingame talks about THE CALL OF THE WILD and SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY with Oscar-nominated composer John Powell, who reveals exclusive details about his process and the privilege of working with the legendary John Williams.
35 minutes | 10 months ago
Composer and songwriter Randy Newman sits down with host Jon Burlingame to talk about Randy's long history with Disney and Pixar films, including his work on all four Toy Story movies, Monsters, Inc. and A Bug's Life. He also reveals why he loves using orchestras in his scoring and how the musical legends in his family influenced his life's work.
26 minutes | a year ago
In this nostalgic episode of FOR SCORES, Oscar-nominated composer John Debney reveals to host Jon Burlingame how meeting Walt Disney and the Sherman brothers during his childhood influenced his life's work on films including The Princess Diaries and The Jungle Book.
35 minutes | a year ago
In this episode, Host Jon Burlingame talks with prolific and versatile composer Christophe Beck, whose film scoring can be heard in more than one hundred films including Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Frozen and most recently, Frozen 2. Beck reveals lessons he learned early in his career and his musical strategy for dealing with humorous scenes and characters in films.
30 minutes | a year ago
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez sit down with Host Jon Burlingame to talk about their work on Frozen and Frozen 2. They delve into the special moments and personal stories that influenced their songs, as well as reveal their creative process with an exclusive and impromptu singing session live on piano.
29 minutes | a year ago
Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders
Composers Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders talk with host Jon Burlingame about their most recent film Ford v Ferrari and their two decade partnership in film and TV scoring. They also reveal to Jon a few funny stories about their early days.
28 minutes | a year ago
Composer Geoff Zanelli talks with host Jon Burlingame about his college internship in Hans Zimmer 's studio and how that jumpstarted his career working on all of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, The Odd Life of Timothy Green and, most recently, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.Geoff also reveals how his father's deafness greatly influenced his appreciation of music.
28 minutes | a year ago
Host Jon Burlingame talks about Coco with composer Germaine Franco, who co-wrote several of the film's songs, and Tom MacDougall, the Executive Producer of the film's soundtrack. They reveal how they achieved the authentic sonic landscape of Mexico by recording there with local musicians and indigenous instruments, as well as weaving in musical styles like mariachi bands, banda and jarocho.
23 minutes | a year ago
Henry Jackman (Part 1)
In this first of two episodes with composer Henry Jackman, he tells host Jon Burlingame how he rebelled against the classical music and choir singing of his childhood in England with drums and pop music. He also reveals how a surprise call from the legendary Hans Zimmer lead to his career in film scoring, as well as the secret homage he made to John Williams' iconic music from Star Wars in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
25 minutes | a year ago
Composer Harry Gregson-Williams tells host Jon Burlingame how he helped make penguins seem even more charming and funny in Disneynature's documentary, Penguins. They go on to discuss why Harry actually enjoys the stress of conducting his own scores and how his own children are both his best audience and critics. Harry also gives a sneak peek into the music for the upcoming live-action Mulan film.
26 minutes | a year ago
Composer Pinar Toprak speaks with host Jon Burlingame about her amazing journey from studying violin at a conservatory in her homeland of Turkey, to becoming the first woman to score a film in the Marvel cinematic universe. She shares stories about the soundtrack that most influenced her career, her work scoring popular video games and the panic attack that helped her come up with the theme for Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel.
38 minutes | a year ago
Composer Alan Silvestri talks with host Jon Burlingame about his work on four Marvel Studios films including Avengers: Endgame. Alan also reveals the emotional process he goes through, how it has shaped his work in the film industry over the decades and how despite the wide range of movies he's worked on -- that it's all still a terrifying mystery to him.
2 minutes | a year ago
In For Scores, host Jon Burlingame takes listeners on a magical journey into the world of film and television composers, revealing never-before-heard special moments behind many of today's most beloved scores. This season, you'll hear personal stories from the composers of Marvel Studios Avengers and Pixar's Toy Story films, Captain Marvel, Coco, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and so much more!
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