In a unique weekly podcast, Edith Bowman sits down with a variety of film directors, actors, producers and composers to talk about the music that inspired them and how they use music in their films, from their current release to key moments in their career. The music chosen by our guests is woven into the interview and used alongside clips from their films.
Episode 326: Romain Gavras On The Music Of Athena
We're really excited about our latest guest on Soundtracking, who has made an absolutely sensational film which you can watch right now on Netflix
Romain Gavras's Athena explores, in electrifying fashion, the chaos that erupts in the eponymous French estate in the wake of a brutal killing. It really is jaw-dropping from the very opening scene, which is a work of art as and of itself.
Athena is scored by Gener8ion, which is Romain's collaborative creative project with his friend, Benoit Heitz, aka Serkin, and we'll pepper plenty of the music throughout the conversation.
Episode 325: Composer David Buckley On The Music Of The Sandman
It's been over three decades since the original graphic novel was published, but 2022 is the year that finally sees Neil Gaiman's seminal comic book series The Sandman translated to the screen.
To try and explain the premise and scope of the Netflix fantasy series in a sentence or two would, frankly, be futile - and an insult to the epic dimensions of Neil's imagination, and the work of the team that helped realise his vision for television.
So you'll have to settle for one of said team instead - composer David Buckley - whose score is as complex, nuanced and varied as the narrative itself.
Episode 324: Tom George & Daniel Pemberton On The Music Of See How They Run
It's another of those episodes we enjoy so much on Soundtracking, in which Edith gets to speak to both a director and a composer about a film they've worked on together
On this occasion, it's Tom George and Daniel Pemberton, discussing Daniel's score for Tom's debut feature, See How They Run
Starring Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Harris Dickinson, and David Oyelowo, See How They Run is a comedy whodunnit set in 50s London, which is in cinemas now.
Episode 323: Composer Howard Shore Discusses His Career
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is a composer with a hugely diverse body of work - ranging from Big and Se7en to Ed Wood and Silence Of The Lambs.
Howard Shore has collaborated with Martin Scorsese on numerous occasions, and famously scored Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies.
He has also provided musical accompaniment to 16 of David Cronenberg's films, including his latest, Crimes Of The Future, which is what he joined Edith to discuss.
Episode 322: Emma Holly Jones & Amelia Warner On The Music Of Mr Malcolm's List
As regular listeners to the podcast know, we love it when we get to speak to directors and their composers at the same time, which is what we're doing with Emma Holly Jones and Amelia Warner in our latest episode.
Emma enlisted Amelia for her debut feature film, Mr Malcolm's List, a period rom-com about two friends who plot revenge on the eponymous suitor for rejecting one of them as a bride.
Episode 321: Composer Benjamin Wallfisch On The Music Of Thirteen Lives & HIs Career
We have a composer for you today who has been on our wish-list for a very long time. Benjamin Wallfisch has built up strong relationships in the industry, perhaps most notably with our old friend Hans Zimmer, with whom he has collaborated on several projects including Blade Runner 2049.
Benjamin's latest outing is on Ron Howard's Thirteen Lives, which tells the miraculous true story of the boys and the football coach who were rescued from a Thai cave having been trapped by flooding.
I adore this podcast (however….)
This podcast has fast become one of my absolute favourites and go-tos! It’s the only film score podcast I listen to and I’m a HUGE film music nerd! Stunning work by Edith.
The only, only reason there is a star missing is I feel the use of musical excerpts are a bit heavy handed - they are very frequent and long. For me they break up the flow of the conversation which is why I love podcasts. It’s lovely to have them, but in my opinion they dominate the podcast a little more than they should - just my 2 cents! 💚
Fantastic- Edith nailing it as always
Discovered this on holiday and have loved what I’ve heard so far, in particular the Top Gun episode. Fantastic chat and love the little snippets of music as well
Edith is a wee treasure- always loved her enthusiasm for music, and anything she’s involved in. Working my way back through the rest now!
Love it! Great guests, great host, overall a great pod - keep it up 🙌🏻