ScoreNotes Interviews offers fans a chance to find out about the latest happenings in the world of soundtracks and movies directly from the Composers and Artists themselves! Tune in to hear first-hand news about current and upcoming soundtrack productions, behind-the-scenes information, and much, much more! We will also present special interviews with industry insiders, artists and directors so be sure to check back often!

New Interviews:
Andrew Lockington
(Journey 2), Terence Blanchard (Red Tails), James Brett (Batman Live)

The Mysterious Island is a dazzling masterpiece and one of the better adventure scores you'll hear. Needless to say, it's a great honor to chat with the composer behind this exceptional music, Andrew Lockington, and to hear about his own real-life adventures that helped spark the making of this score. I must say that this is perhaps the most interesting "making of" account I've ever heard of in the annals of modern film music so I hope you tune in to hear all about it!



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Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard fills us in on his experiences composing the music for this important and entertaining film from George Lucas. Crafting a score that is both fitting and engaging, we hear a new side from Terrence with this score and it's sure to connect with most fans.



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Special thanks to Alisse Kingsley from Muse Media


James Brett offers a versatile presence in the world of composing, thus its only apt that his talents are on on display with a unique project like, Batman Live. In this new interview, James talks about the intriguing challenges and rewards of working in the Batman universe while also delving into a portfolio of work that spans feature films and stand-alone albums.

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George Kallis is a renowned composer with an international presence. He's delivered an impressive array of scores for features films, television, and for high-profile commercial projects.. In this interview segment, he discusses the global aspect of his craft and also shares compelling insight into how the scoring scene differs based on locale.

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The wonderful talents of Composer Steve Burke is back on the scene with his catchy score for the new X-Box LIVE Arcade title, Fusion Genesis. In this new interview, Steve takes us inside the development of the score, shares his perspective on film composing, and as a special bonus to ScoreNotes readers, is providing you a chance to download the full score for free!

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Award-winning composer Trevor Morris joins ScoreNotes to discuss his upcoming score for, Immortals, as well as sharing insight on many of the other notable projects he's worked on recently. We're talking Borgias, Pillars of the Earth, Tudors and more with one of today's brightest musical talents.


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Thanks to Jana Davidoff-Morrison of CW3 PR

Many of us who follow film music know about the tremendous talents of Jane Antonia, and now with a project like Fireflies in the Garden, it is time for the word to spread even further. A candid and interesting discussion about this film and more await you in this new interview...

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Richard fills us in on the scoring process behind the impressive video game soundtrack, Napoleon: Total War. The efforts of Richard and his team garnered Ivor Novello Award and it's easy to see why. Napoleon is an epic score worthy of your attention...

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Having to follow what is perhaps the greatest film score in modern history is not an enviable task, but to his credit, Tyler Bates gave it his best. In this interview, we discuss some of the challenges and rewards of the new Conan the Barbarian film...


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Special Thanks to TJ Tauriello and Nashlyn Lloyd of Warner Bros. Records


Composer Lorne Balfe joins ScoreNotes for an engaging chat about a recent project of his, Ironclad, a medieval saga based in 13th Century England. In addition, and fresh off his work on Modern Warfare and Crysis 2, Lorne discusses the opportunities emerging for him in the videogame arena and tells us why he these prospects are so appealing to him...


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Special Thanks to Cinemedia Promotions


Sean joins us to discuss his contributions to the marvelous mini-series, The Kennedys, and also reflects back on his time spent crafting the music for the landmark television series from Fox, 24.


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Special Thanks to Pearl Evidente
(Gorfaine/Schwartz)

For anyone who was intrigued by the mysterious and strangely moving melodies heard in the Battle: Los Angeles trailers, the following is an interview with the composer behind the music, Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Upon further exploration of his music, you'll find that the music heard in the trailers is a mere snippet of an impressive body of work...


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In this new interview with the BAFTA-winning, Ivor Novello-nominated composer, Paul Leonard-Morgan discusses the framework behind Limitless, an intuitive score that delivers an exceptional and interesting impact on the film...


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Special Thanks to Caroline Gorman

Chris guides the Source Code forward with a suspenseful sci-fi score that genre fans will enjoy. In this interview, he shares interesting insight about what it was like to score a project where the lead character is asked to re-live the same sequence multiple times during the movie, an interesting challenge that would seem to be a bit daunting for both both composer and director alike! Thankfully, as it turns out, we were in good hands on both fronts.


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Grammy Award winning composer Christopher Tin discusses some of the details behind the remarkable music from, Calling All Dawns, a classical/world fusion album that has gained well-deserved notoriety across a global audience...


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Richard Jacques guides his through his work on James Bond 007: Blood Stone, a prolific score that has recently earned the composer several well-deserved award nominations. If you're a fan of the classic Bond scores, than you will truly enjoy hearing about the steps Richard took to effectively capture the musical style that is so deeply etched in pop culture.

 
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Mark Isham once again displayed his versatility by delivering an extremely well-crafted soundtrack for, The Mechanic, an action score that has an extremely cool vibe about it.  In this new interview, Mark discusses what went into making this such a well-rounded score and also shares his thoughts about the types of film projects that appeals to him the most these days. We also get the word on his new record label and what types of soundtrack releases that fans can look forward to.

 
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Henry Jackman's travels have indeed been interesting! In this new interview, Henry provides an overview on the classic approach he took toward Gulliver's Travels, discusses his transition into film music with Hans Zimmer, and provides a nifty and informative update on X-Men: First Class. In all, this is an interesting, energizing interview with a composer who has a lot to offer the creative world.

 
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Special thanks to Jack Dolman


Archived Interviews
Atli Orvarrson - January, 2011
Season of the Witch, Babylon AD
Jason Graves - January, 2011
Dead Space franchise
Carter Burwell - December, 2010
True Grit, Fargo
Matthew Margeson - December, 2010
Skyline
Elliot Goldenthal - November, 2010
The Tempest
Michael Curran and Geoff Knorr - October, 2010
Civilization V
Nick Glennie-Smith - September, 2010
Secreteriat, Man in the Iron Mask
Christopher Drake - September, 2010
Batman: Under the Red Hood
Tom Hajdu (TOMANDANDY) - August, 2010
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Neal Acree - August, 2010
Starcraft: Wings of Liberty
Brian Tyler - July, 2010
The Expendables
John Debney - July, 2010
Iron Man 2
Hans Zimmer - June, 2010
Inception
Michael Wandmacher - June, 2010
Piranha 3D
Marc Streitenfeld - May, 2010
Robin Hood, Body of Lies
Cyrille Aufort - May, 2010
Splice
Leonard Maltin - May, 2010
Author/Film Critic
Mark Edward Harris - April, 2010
Photographer (Inside North Korea)
Gary Lionelli - April, 2010
Magic & Bird
Ramin Djawadi - April, 2010
Clash of the Titans
Greg Edmonson - April, 2010
Uncharted, Firefly
Guy Michelmore - March, 2010
Planet Hulk
Joseph LoDuca - March, 2010
Spartacus, Leverage
John Frizzell - March, 2010
Legion
Beltrami/Sanders - February, 2010
The Hurt Locker, Knowing
Christopher Gordon - February, 2010
Daybreakers, Mao's Last Dancer
Ryan Shore - January, 2010
Stan Helsing, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
Atticus Ross - January, 2010
Book of Eli
Mychael Danna/Jeff Danna - November, 2009
Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
Ilan Eshkeri - November, 2009
Ninja Assassin, Stardust
Austin Wintory, October, 2009
Captain Abu Raed
Richard Marvin - October, 2009
Surrogates, U-571
Deborah Lurie - September, 2009
Nine
Richard Beddow - September, 2009
Empire: Total War, Viking: Battle For Asgard
John Frizzell - September, 2009
Whiteout, Legion (coming soon)
Craig Wedren - August, 2009
Hung, Role Models
Nathan Barr - August, 2009
True Blood
Nicholas Hooper - July, 2009
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
Boris Elkis - July, 2009
A Perfect Getaway
Bill Brown - July, 2009
The Devil's Tomb, CSI: NY
Winifred Phillips - July, 2009
SimAnimals, Speed Racer (VG)
Davis Shire - June, 2009
Zodiac, The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 (1974)
Karey Kirkpatrick - June, 2009
(Director) Imagine That, Over the Hedge
John Murphy - May, 2009
28 Days Later, The Last House on the Left, Millions
Alex Heffes - May, 2009
State of Play, The Last King of Scotland
Assaf Rinde - May, 2009
Killzone, Spiderman 3, Race to Witch Mountain (trailer)
Abel Korzeniowski - April, 2009
Battle For Terra
Mike Patton - April, 2009
Crank 2, Faith No More
Simon Hunter - April, 2009
Director: Mutant Chronicles
Brian Tyler - April, 2009
Dragonball, Fast and Furious
Uwe Boll - April, 2009
Director: Dungeon Siege, Postal, Blood Rayne
Geoff Zanelli - March, 2009
Outlander, Hitman
Craig Safan - March, 2009
The Last Starfighter, Cheers, Remo Williams
Tyler Bates - March, 2009
Watchmen, 300
Ernest Cline - February, 2009
Screenwriter of Fanboys
David Newman - February, 2009
The Spirit, Serenity, Galaxy Quest , Ice Age
Michael Phillips - January, 2009
Chicago Tribune Film Critic discusses soundtracks and more.
Murray Gold - January, 2009
Doctor Who, Torchwood
Kyle Eastwood - January, 2009
Gran Torino, Letters From Iwo Jima
Angello Milli - December, 2008
Seven Pounds
Jason Graves - November, 2008
Dead Space
George Acogny - December, 2008
Dark Streets, Duma
Brian Tyler - October, 2008
Eagle Eye, Bangkok Dangerous, Dragonball
Michael Wandmacher - November, 2008
The Punisher: War Zone, Cry Wolf
Mark Kilian - September, 2008
Traitor, Before the Rains, Tsotsi
Jeff Beal - October, 2008
Appaloosa, Rome, Carnivale
George Krstic - August, 2008
Writer (Megas, Clone Wars)
John Debney - September, 2008
Mummy 3, Lair, Swing Vote
Ty Burr - August, 2008
Boston Globe Film Critic
Kevin Kiner - July, 2008
The Clone Wars (animated), Wing Commander
Mark Snow - July, 2008
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Hollowstone Music - June, 2008
Freedom Writers , Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew
Steve Burke - June, 2008
Kameo, Rare in-House Composer
Mike Patton - April, 2008
A Perfect Place, Faith No More (lead singer)
Ramin Djawadi - May, 2008
Iron Man, Prison Break
Scott Glasgow- - March, 2008
Bone Dry, Chasing Ghosts, Robotech (Shadow Chronicles)
Carlo Siliotto - January, 2008
Under the Same Moon, Nomad the Warrior
Marco Beltrami - September, 2007
3:10 to Yuma , Live Free or Die Hard
Paul Haslinger - October, 2007
"Shoot 'Em Up, Vacancy
Ross Anthony - September, 2007
Film Critic and Author chats about movies and soundtracks.
Ilan Eshkeri - August, 2007
Stardust
Brian Tyler - August, 2007
WAR, Bug, Rambo
Garry Schyman - July, 2007
Bioshock, Destroy All Humans
Andrew Hollander - June, 2007
Waitress
Stu Phillips - June, 2007
Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider
Hans Zimmer - May, 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman Begins
Murray Gold - June, 2007
Death at a Funeral, Dr. Who
Clive Collier - May, 2007
Film Director (Sanctuary: Lisa Gerrard)
James Berardinelli - April, 2007
Film Critic discusses soundtracks
Klaus Badelt - April, 2007
Poseidon, The Promise, Gladiator
Robert Folk - March, 2007
Miles From Home, Ace Ventura 2, Beastmaster 2
Mark Mancina - March, 2007
Shooter, Training Day, Twister
John Frizzell - February, 2007
The Reaping , Primeval, 13 Ghosts
Tyler Bates - February, 2007
300, The Devil's Rejects
Mychael Danna - December, 2006
The Nativity Story, Ararat, Ride with the Devil
Chris Beck - December, 2006
We Are Marshall, The Sentinel
Bill Conti - December, 2006
Rocky films, The Right Stuff
Howard Shore - November, 2006
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
John Powell - November, 2006
Happy Feet, X-Men 3, Bourne films
Bruce Broughton - October, 2006
Silverado, Tombstone, Lost in Space
Joel McNeely - September, 2006
Shadows of the Empire, Virus, Mulan II
Inon Zur - August, 2006
Prince of Persia, Lineage II: Oath of Blood