Tag: Interviews

The Foreigner: Behind the sound of a mesmerizing short documentary

I’m a big fan of good short films. Besides JR’s Ellis, Kheaven Lewandowski’s “Bat Boy” (I recently interviewed composer Jeremy Nathan Tisser) as well as T7 Production’s Darth Maul Fan...

/ 17th March 2016

Ways into game scoring: How Atlas Plug kick-started Tom Salta’s career

Celldweller and Atlas Plug recently teamed up to score Killer Instinct: Season 3.  A good reason to let the artist behind Atlas Plug, MTV VMA nominated composer Tom Salta, explain to you...

/ 10th March 2016

‘Take This Life’: Tom Salta about the creation of Halo’s first ever pop song

I bet many of you have played video games since you were little and on any device you could get your hands on. Now think of any video game series that...

/ 10th February 2016

Composer Tom Salta about scoring Halo: The Fall of Reach

Since Halo: Combat Evolved came out in 2001 the Halo video game series has become one of the best known franchises of all time. For everyone not being too familiar with...

/ 26th January 2016

Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) about scoring Black Mass

Black Mass was one of my most anticipated movies in 2015.  Directed by Scott Cooper it thematises the true story of James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger who, for more than a decade,...

/ 20th January 2016

Introducing young composer Chris A. Gabriel

Sometimes when you watch a bunch of trailers these days you get the feeling that everything in the cinematic world revolves around darkness and about people trying to fight it or getting...

/ 24th December 2015

BAFTA winner Jason Graves: Tips for young composers

I recently got the chance to speak with 2-time BAFTA award winning composer Jason Graves about his score for Until Dawn. Apart from many details about how he tackled a game...

/ 23rd December 2015

Jason Graves about the music and sounds in ‘Until Dawn’

The theory of the so-called butterfly effect has been thematised in several very different movies already. No matter if Iñárritu’s ‘Babel’, Tykwer’s and the Wachowski’s ‘Cloud Atlas’ or Bress’s and Gruber’s ‘The Butterfly Effect’;...

/ 16th December 2015

Composer Austin Wintory about scoring Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Shortly before he won Best Score in the Video Game category at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards I got the chance to talk with composer Austin Wintory about his score...

/ 4th December 2015

Introducing young composer Jeremy Nathan Tisser

Jeremy Nathan Tisser is a name to remember. Here’s a first reason: Following his five Global Music Awards, young composer Jeremy Nathan Tisser recently won at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in the...

/ 3rd December 2015

Patrick Doyle: A Lifetime of Achievement

Continuing on from my interview with the great Alan Silvestri, I had another exciting opportunity to interview another great of the Film Music world; Scottish Composer Patrick Doyle. As with...

/ 20th November 2015

Composer Dan Romer about scoring Beasts of No Nation

As mentioned in a previous post, I was very excited when I heard about Netflix’s first feature film production, Beasts of No Nation. So when I was offered the chance...

/ 6th November 2015