David Hirsch

Carl Davis’ City Lights

It all began when I opened my mailbox to discover some junk mail addressed to the last occupant of my apartment. Normally, I would have thrown it out. Curiosity, however, got the better of me and I began to scan the list. La and behold, there was a listing for Charlie Chaplin’s CITY LIGHTS featuring…

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Fred Karlin on Making the Film Music Masters

Fred Karlin is a man who wears many hats. As a film and TV composer, he has created some wonderful scores for films like THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITMAN, WESTWORLD and the TV series THE MAN FROM ATLANTIS. Recently, Karlin has embarked on a career as an educator. However, instead of sharing his knowledge…

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Joel Goldsmith: The Son Also Rises

It was towards the end of my week in Los Angeles when my meeting with Joel Goldsmith was to finally take place. I was looking forward to our meeting for several reasons, but mostly because we shared something in common; we were both sons trying to live up to the expectations of our fathers, and…

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Ken Wannberg

Without a doubt, Ken Wannberg is probably the most contented man in Hollywood’s film music community. A thirty-five year veteran, his knowledge and experience has touched on every facet, from spotting to temp tracking to scoring. Thanks in part to Prometheus Records’ release of four of his best scores; he is happily enjoying some long…

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