Although it took some time for its popularity to spread due to its outrageous plot, Battle Royale is a novel that has gone on to not only inspire artists to create various renditions of it, but sparked a new genre.
Movie Night (Reel 6): Spitfire and Rogue (w/ Brooks Leibee)
On this episode of Movie Night, Brooks Leibee joins me once again to chat about Chris Roe’s score for the 2018 documentary Spitfire and François Tetaz’s score for the 2007 horror/thriller film Rogue. Grab some popcorn, dim the lights, and get comfy!
Ep. 46: Movie Night (Reel 3): Melody in the Film Scores of Ben Morales Frost
Have you ever tried recalling a tune from a film you love and have a hard time remembering what it is? Or, have you been so mesmerized by a tune that you’ll never forget it in all your days? Ben Morales Frost, a composer of film scores, is a strong advocate for the use of melody in film music. In this episode, Ben talks about some of his own film scores as well as some of his favorites that have inspired him.
Ep. 29: A Figment of the Imagination – Prokofiev and Lieutenant Kijé
Yury Tynyanov’s fictitious adaptation of a non-existent lieutenant who rises through the ranks of a true historical emperor of Russia was brilliantly adapted for film by the Soviet film director Aleksandr Faintsimmer. Today, this film, Lieutenant Kijé, has fallen to the wayside, but composer Sergei Prokofiev’s ingenious score for the film has certainly persisted and remains as one of the most popular concert suites performed in concerts today.
Ep. 26: Movie Night (Reel 2): The Wonderful Music of Disney with Andrew Gavin
There’s something very unique about a Disney song. Why is it that all around the world, you could ask someone to just sing a song from any Disney movie? What makes a Disney score and soundtrack so unique from other production companies and studios? Composer Andrew Gavin and host Stephen Trygar attempt to answer these […]
Ep. 20: Ben Morales Frost
London-based film, television, and theater composer Ben Morales Frost reveals what its like to work as a composer for both film and theater and acknowledges the hardships that all creative professions faced during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Ep. 11: Movie Night (Reel 1): Classical Music in Film with Matthew Trygar
In today’s episode, I interview my brother Matthew Trygar who is an actor and a film maker. We’ll talk about why music is so important in movies, some reasons that film makers might use classical music rather than a pop or rock tune, and the aesthetic that classical music has when portrayed in the movies.