Apologies for the HUGE delay but here are the interviews from last year’s Soundtrack Cologne (2017).
At Soundtrack Cologne last year, Hazel Turnbull caught up with various awesome composers all assembled in Cologne for the prestigious event.
Check them out below:
A 2016 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences initiate, film composer Lesley Barber writes music marked by intelligence and emotional depth. From orchestral to atmospheric, alternative to childrens music, Appalachian to electronic, Lesley has an innate ability to bring the essential to light and avoid the cliché.
In Manchester by the Sea, the new film directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Lesley employs intricately harmonized vocal performances and subtle, atmospheric orchestral work that provides integral support for the incredible performances by Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler and young discovery Lucas Hedges. Praise for her work on this project promises to launch her into the top tier of a new generation of film composers.
Carly Paradis is known for her score to shows Line Of Duty and Prime Suspect 1973. Carly also played the piano on the full score as well as arranging piano parts for Clint Mansell’s soundtrack for the BAFTA Award-winning film Moon, directed by Duncan Jones. Her work on Prime Suspect 1973 has seen her invest in some retro amps and pedals which sit correctly in the era. Christian and Carly talk writing styles, and how important it can be to get in front of a real piano.
Bruce Broughton is best known for his many film scores, which include Silverado, Tombstone, The Rescuers Down Under, The Presidio, Miracle on 34th Street, the Homeward Bound adventures and Harry and the Hendersons. His television themes include Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville, JAG, Steven Spielberg’s Tiny Toon Adventures and Dinosaurs. His scores for television range from mini-series like Roughing It and The Blue and Gray to TV movies (Warm Springs, O Pioneers!) and countless episodes of television series such as Dallas, Quincy, Hawaii Five-O and How the West Was Won.
He is a board member of ASCAP, a former governor of both the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as a past president and founding member of The Society of Composers and Lyricists.
Jeff Rona is a contemporary film composer and recording artist. The youngest son of European immigrants, he studied music, art and photography, but left school behind to pursue music as his life’s work. Early on he composed for dance, theatre, experimental media, galleries and contemporary concert venues around the world using both traditional musicians and cutting-edge technologies. He became an in-demand studio musician, arranger, sound designer, synthesist and music programmer in Los Angeles & New York, most notably with Philip Glass on several film and live projects and with film composer Hans Zimmer. He worked as a musical collaborator on numerous films & records before landing his first solo composing project, scoring the groundbreaking television series Homicide:Life On The Street for director Barry Levinson.
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