A new Enterprise for Dennis McCarthy

Dennis McCarthy has scored dozens of Star Trek episodes for every show since THE NEXT GENERATION. He provided the theme for DEEP SPACE NINE and scored the feature STAR TREK GENERATIONS. His music is also heard in dozens of TV-movies and several features, including McHALE’S NAVY (1997) and ALIEN FURY: COUNTDOWN TO INVASION. On ENTERPRISE,…

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Alan Silvestri on Scoring What Lies Beneath

It’s Friday June 2nd 10 a.m. on the Sony Scoring Stage in Culver, Calif. as composer Alan Silvestri begins rehearsal on his first cue of the day ‘The Chase’. Silvestri is currently engaged scoring WHAT LIES BENEATH, his tenth collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis. From ROMANCING THE STONE to the new Dreamworks motion picture WHAT…

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Alf Clausen on Scoring The Simpsons

What was the musical philosophy behind THE SIMPSONS when you began working on the series? Matt Groening is a big supporter of acoustic music. He feels that using an acoustic orchestra to score the show smoothes out the animation, which can be occasionally rough due to the short amount of turnaround time. He also feels…

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Andy Garfield’s Ice Cold Music for Frozen

Stepping aside from the graphic excesses of the horror thrillers HATCHET and HATCHET 2 for the more subtle psychological terrors of FROZEN, director Adam Green has made an excellent what-would-you-do-if thriller about the worst ski-trip ever. Recently released on DVD and Blu Ray by Anchor Bay, FROZEN is kind of an OPEN WATER on a…

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Bartosz Chajdecki on Scorng Days of Honour

Bartosz Chajdecki started composing at the age of 12, inspired and motivated by Zbigniew Preisner, whose advice helped him to master the art of composition. At sixteen he joined Krakow’s Camelot Dungeon cabaret as accompanying pianist and has since written music for plays such as ‘A Little Requiem for Kantor’, which was performed at the…

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Basil Poledouris on Scoring Amerika

Among Basil Poledouris’ latest scor­ing assignments was the controversial tele­vision mini-series, AMERIKA, which told the story of Americans living in a near future after a peaceable takeover of their country by the USSR. Pole­douris wrote some five and a half hours of music for the series, in a schedule so hectic that the final recording…

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Basil Poledouris on Scoring Crocodile Dundee

CROCODILE DUNDEE IN L.A. reunited composer Basil Poledouris with director Simon Wincer, for whom Poledouris wrote one of his most profound and eloquent scores, 1988’s LONESOME DOVE. The director and composer collaborated on another Western, the Tom Selleck vehicle, QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER, as well as HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN and FREE WILLY. The…

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