Often when music and language are paired together, we simply get lyrics to a song, but every once and a while, a composer will use language in a much more unique way. This week, I’m joined by David Dies to tell his story, discuss the use of language in his music, and the beauty of music.
Originally designed for television, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote a musical that just couldn’t be contained to the television. Theme music is by Daryl Banner Listen to this episode ad-free by supporting The Composer Chronicles on Patreon. Sign up for Amazon Music Unlimited! | Alexandrian Media Store Music used in this episode:Cinderella Ball Night by Sinfonietta CinematicaMy […]
Sometimes the score for a film or a television series is just so perfectly crafted for the show that the music is what you remember the most. In this episode of “Movie Night” I chat with Adal Rifai about the perfection that is the score to the Netflix Original series Dark.
Stephen Sondheim. Andrew Lloyd Webber. Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II. These are just a few names you may see shining bright on the marquees down Broadway. Spicer Carr certainly caught the musical theater bug early on, so much that he dedicated his career to writing musicals.
Sometimes there are simply no words to describe exactly what you want to express. Erik Satie dug deep into the history of language to find words that would best describe his latest works, altering them just a little bit for his own purposes.
Why do we find the sounds of 8-bit music so nostalgic, even those who grew up in a time when video games no longer had 8-bit soundtracks? Then, it was used out of necessity, and today it is used to add a level of creativity and to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Composer and author Daryl Banner returns to the podcast to talk about his experience with 8-bit music as both a composer of that medium as well as someone who still enjoys his childhood video games.
This was a month that truly caused me to pause and reflect on how lucky I have been. Let’s dive in to some of the great things that happened in June!
Video game and media composer Jamal Green set out on a journey that he thought would lead him in a very specific direction, but where he ended up, he would have it no other way. Jamal has seen considerable success writing for video games and film, writing the scores to games such as Equilinox, Sizable, […]
Life is about making the most of everything you’ve got, no matter how long your time is here on this big, blue marble. Lili Boulanger, the younger sister of the renowned pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, only lived to the age of 25, but during her short life, she was able to accomplish more than what most composers of her time could only dream of.
J. M. Gerraughty quickly became one of The Composer Chronicles’ closest friends after his episode (Ep. 34) aired in January 2021. After sharing his joy for being on the podcast with the Twitter-verse, he sparked some excitement within the composer community, giving The Composer Chronicles an opportunity to flourish into the platform that it is now. On this episode of the “Backstage” series of Unscripted, we catch up with him and talk about… whatever we want!