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From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this weekly show that invites you into the studios of Hollywood's most cutting-edge, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers. Hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes.

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    • 4.6 • 36 Ratings

From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this weekly show that invites you into the studios of Hollywood's most cutting-edge, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers. Hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes.

    #15 | Howard Shore: The King of the Rings

    #15 | Howard Shore: The King of the Rings

    Robert and Kenny begin this Season Finale with special guest, Matt Schrader discussing the trailer release of The Batman, Travis Scott & Ludwig Göransson's chart-topping single release for TENET, Hans Zimmer's new cue for WW84 and checking Score: The Mailbox. Plus, the team reflects on their favorite moments of this season of the show.
    Later, 3x Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore joins sharing stories of his iconic work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and why he couldn't turn the project down, why the maestro spends so much time finding the proper venue for recording the orchestra, the tricky task of underscoring Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire and why he had to write his own version of the "Happy Birthday" song for Big, which later got cut from the film.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 37 min
    #14 | Blake Neely's college suggested he quit music

    #14 | Blake Neely's college suggested he quit music

    Robert and Kenny begin the show with special guest, Matt Schrader discussing the season finale release of Blockbuster and checking Score: The Mailbox, with questions about composer compensation, live-to-picture film music concerts and how to present music to a director.
    Later, Emmy-nominated composer Blake Neely joins the show to share how he overcame the early doubters, the excitement of scoring superhero crossover episodes like Arrow and The Flash, why his relationship with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman is all about trust, the secret to scoring the tension in Greyhound and advice on preparing aspiring composers for rejection.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 26 min
    #13 | Max Richter has to fall in love with a project

    #13 | Max Richter has to fall in love with a project

    Robert and Kenny begin the show answering questions from Score: The Mailbox about why album versions of scores sometimes differ from the film version, the use of diegetic music in film and if there is a common starting point for writing a score.
    Then, Emmy-nominated composer Max Richter joins to discuss his brilliant artist career, including his new album ‘Voices,’ why director Ari Folman called out of the blue demanding he score Waltz with Bashir, his use of laments in Taboo and why he took real space travel data and converted it into music for Ad Astra.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Bonus | Jim Johnston electrified WWE fans for 32 years

    Bonus | Jim Johnston electrified WWE fans for 32 years

    In this special Theme Song Throwback, longtime WWE composer Jim Johnston breaks down his process for writing entrance themes for some of the most iconic characters in sports entertainment. Jim reveals how John Williams' themes for Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker inspired his approach to good guys and bad guys, his experience writing songs with rock bands like Motorhead and P.O.D. and why he only attended one Wrestlemania in his 32 year run with the business.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 41 min
    #12 | Ludwig Göransson has the Midas touch

    #12 | Ludwig Göransson has the Midas touch

    Kenny and Robert begin the show with a special “Theme Song Throwback” segment joined by longtime WWE composer Jim Johnston. The maestro of the squared circle reveals his secrets for writing the most iconic entrance themes of professional wrestling’s top superstars including The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Goldust.
    Then, Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Ludwig Goransson joins the show sharing what surprised him about Christopher Nolan while recording the score for his upcoming blockbuster film Tenet, his mesmerizing first trip to Jon Favreau’s office when meeting about writing his now Emmy-nominated score for The Mandalorian, how a song on Community led to a collaboration with Childish Gambino that won the 2019 grammy for record of the year and how he heard his music played by an orchestra for the first time at age seventeen.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 27 min
    #11 | Alexandre Desplat’s dream was to get to Hollywood

    #11 | Alexandre Desplat’s dream was to get to Hollywood

    Kenny and Robert begin the show discussing the 2020 Emmy nominations, the updated theatrical rollout plan for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, composer Alan Menken achieving EGOT status with a Daytime Emmy win and checking Score: The Mailbox with a question about why all film scores aren’t released.
    Then, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning composer Alexandre Desplat joins the show to discuss his new film with Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch, his transition from French cinema to Hollywood films and how the scoring process is different, writing songs for Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming live-action Pinocchio, how he lost his favorite pair of glasses when first meeting John Williams and the advice Ennio Morricone gave him that he constantly thinks about.
    This episode is presented by Spitfire Audio.
    Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com.
    Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes
    Executive Producer: Matt Schrader
    Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto
    © 2020 Epicleff Media

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Dr. RGS ,

Great Podcast Suggestions for Guests

Really enjoying this podcast and have been binge-listening for the last month catching up. I enjoy the banter between the hosts and the guest list has been awesome. Lots of wonderful insights into the world of composing. Since I'm not on social media I'll plug for guests here.
It would be great if you could interview Lesley Barber (Manchester By the Sea, Hysterical Blindness etc. and my personal favourite When Night is Falling). Also a Robert Kraft interview about his life and times would be great it sounds like he's "been there, done that"!

Ralf Uhrig. ,

John Williams’ Olympic Theme

You played the wrong part of this piece of music. Mr. Williams used the theme from the Canadian Olympics from 1976 to lead into his Olympic theme and fanfare for 1984.

ComposerReview ,

Almost...

I am so close to enjoying this podcast, it seems to have a lot behind it, great guests and thoughtful discussions. But there is just way too much extra BS sprinkled throughout to hinder my enjoyment. Absolutely get rid of Name that Score, not useful, not funny, not entertaining.. that’s by far my least favourite part. I also wish that the banter off the top would be shortened or at least organized, like say 2 mins to preview the topics discussed, and then we are immediately in the interview. It completely takes away from the gravity of the interviews to say “after the break” when it’s you guys who decide the breaks... just let us listen to the composers and THEN do whatever else you want. With those changes I would become a regular listener and be happy to recommend to others.

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