From composer to screen: the journey of the orchestral score. We all know that the composer writes the music for a soundtrack, but what about all the people we don't see or hear about? Making A Soundtrack Season 2 shines a light on all of the people who contribute their time, energy and skill to bring an orchestral soundtrack to life.
The TV Producer
Gareth, Dan and Tristan conclude their orchestral soundtrack journey. Tristan chats with Erika Hossington, the producer who brought orchestral music to productions Land Girls and Casualty.
The Dubbing Mixer
Gareth finds Dan in a different language, and Tristan gets dropped from a great height. This episode's guest is Mark Ferda, who has mixed shows across all TV programme genres including Casualty, Doctor Who and Human Planet.
Gareth finds Dan in the kitchen, and Tristan goes off-piste. This episode's guest is Fiona Cruickshank, who has mixed the music for productions such as Dark, Sex Education, Dracula, Endeavour, The Gentlemen and Seberg.
The Recording Engineer
Dan misses the point yet again and Tristan takes self-isolation to the max. This episode's guest is Paul Golding, the music recording engineer for Emmy and Bafta award-winning productions including Elizabeth Is Missing, Downton Abbey and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Gareth finds Dan at the optometrist, and Tristan arrives on a surprising mode of transport. This episode's guest is Maine Kwok, first violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra. No stranger to the famous Abbey Road studios, Maxine has recorded with the LSO, and on a freelance basis, almost a hundred film and television soundtracks.
Gareth, Dan and Tristan have a difference of opinion on the bus. Tristan chats with conductor Matt Dunkley, who has worked on a huge range of productions from The Dark Knight to No Time To Die.
For anyone interested in film
Dan and Gareth have put together a really engaging and hands-on podcast series as they pool resources to write a full soundtrack album. The interviews with various pre and post production creative departments provide such huge insights into how films and TV shows come together.
As a young composer, the tips and tricks I have picked up throughout the series have proved incredibly useful. If you’re interested in how media music is formed, this is definitely for you.
Can’t wait for series 2! Cheers guys!
Dead dead Ace
This is such A joy to listen to... how often do you go behind the scenes like this .. explained very simply
Hi Gareth and Dan! A very insightful podcast into the exciting mystery of the TV production and composition world! I would be very interested to hear what your "go to" sample libraries are and why? Hope you are well and I hope to catch you both soon! Giles