54 episodes

Discover new fiction podcasts in an immersive, sound-designed listening experience with their music composers. In this show, we challenge audio drama music makers to break apart a song, soundtrack or composition and get into why and how it was made. Immersive listening. Headphones recommended.

How I Make Music John Bartmann

    • Music
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Discover new fiction podcasts in an immersive, sound-designed listening experience with their music composers. In this show, we challenge audio drama music makers to break apart a song, soundtrack or composition and get into why and how it was made. Immersive listening. Headphones recommended.

    111 Where the Stars Fell - Newt Schottelkotte - Here With You

    111 Where the Stars Fell - Newt Schottelkotte - Here With You

    Join Nashville-based singer and audio drama creator Newt Schottelkotte in a musical trip to a small town with some big secrets. Where the Stars Fell is a semi-serialized audio fiction supernatural fantasy and part of the Fable and Folly network. In this episode, hear touching stories about how Newt wrote and performed the country-folk song ‘Here With You’ as an outro theme for episode 18 of the series. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. SHOW NOTESWhere The Stars F...

    • 21 min
    Dice Tower Theater - Mike Atchley - Dark Journey

    Dice Tower Theater - Mike Atchley - Dark Journey

    Join composer and showrunner Mike Atchley in a musical trip into the skies of fantasy tabletop roleplaying game audio drama Dice Tower Theater presents: Dawn of Dragons. Young heroes bound in love and kinship are forced on a quest to discover the truth behind the magic of dragons and seek those that stole it. In this episode, hear how the epic fantasy music of Dice Tower Theater is inspired by re-constructed DnD gameplay recordings. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended.&n...

    • 26 min
    Stone Island - Marcus Bagala - A Storm Is Just A Storm

    Stone Island - Marcus Bagala - A Storm Is Just A Storm

    Join Emmy Award-winning composer Marcus Bagala in a trip to the bottom of the ocean for magical realism audio drama Stone Island by Gimlet Media. Set in present-day Maine, Harry is followed by a journalist who aims to uncover the truth of his harrowing encounter with dark beings from a terrifying storm. In this episode, hear how peaceful ocean field recordings set Marcus off on a journey to write, produce and score a two-part story set in his childhood homeland. An immersive listening experie...

    • 30 min
    The Program audio series - Christien Ledroit - The Match and the Fire

    The Program audio series - Christien Ledroit - The Match and the Fire

    Join acclaimed composer Christien Ledroit in a trip into popular dark sci-fi audio drama The Program audio series. In a future time, protagonist Mira is a scientist whose work rattles the establishment. In this episode, hear how Christien combined mid-pandemic choir recordings and an electronic score to tell the story of Mira’s explosive discoveries. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. TRANSCRIPT http://howimakemusic.com/episode/ABOUT THIS SHOWDiscover new fiction ...

    • 17 min
    Forgive Me! - Adam Raymonda - Forgive Me! Theme

    Forgive Me! - Adam Raymonda - Forgive Me! Theme

    Join Windfall co-creator and composer Adam Raymonda in a fun-filled trip into audio drama sitcom Forgive Me!. A Catholic church called St. Patrick’s is the backdrop for an anthology of stories from a range of colorful parishioner characters, from the zany to the troubled, all rallying around the long-suffering Father Ben. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. SHOW NOTESForgive Me https://roguedialogue.com/fm-aboutAdam Raymonda http://adamraymonda.com/MUSIC CREDITSMusic: J...

    • 14 min
    The Godshead Incidental - Irene Zhong - So So Much To Hold

    The Godshead Incidental - Irene Zhong - So So Much To Hold

    Join Australian violinist and composer Irene Zhong in a baroque-meets-hip-hop trip into urban fantasy audio drama The Godshead Incidental. To create the theme tune for the show, Irene was Influenced by experimental hip hop group Clipping, found sound sampling, irregular time signatures and their classical music roots. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. SHOW NOTESThe Godshead Incidental audio drama https://godsheadincidental.com/Irene Zhong https://www.irenezhong.c...

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

emreecheek ,

Much more interesting than an interview!

Really dynamic, short episodes. Really let’s you explore the music as well as the words of the composers. Such a neat format!

~ Violet ~ ,

So Worth It

How I Make Music is a series of standalone sound experiences. It is also a great addition to the Audio Drama community. I’ve found some new audio dramas by listening to this show, and found new appreciation for shows I had already discovered. But more than that, I’ve had a thoroughly trippy, nerve tingling, mood influencing, thought provoking time. Love how the interview melts away and it’s as if each composer is talking directly to the audience. Great show!

B.P.Schuler ,

An Audio drama how to choose your own adventure

Very interesting concept in the words of the composers themselves. John takes the time to edit himself out and make each artist their own host. Great place to find other things to listen to as each episode is like a trailer for other works of art so you end up branching out. Excellent work 👍

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