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 314: Composer Natalie Holt On The Music Of Obi-Wan Kenobi
So thrilled to be welcoming Natalie Holt back to Soundtracking - a composer who's doing great things, most recently in providing the score for Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney +.
Here she tells Edith about adding to the legendary musical landscape of the franchise, and meeting the man who's behind much of it, her idol John Williams.
Episode 313: Baz Luhrmann On The Music OF Elvis
Our guest this week is visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, who Edith has been a huge fan of for many years. He always takes you on a journey with his storytelling, both visually and through the maverick nature of the way he uses music and sound. You might have even heard last week's guest, Lykke Li, referencing his Romeo & Juliet as a really seminal film for her.
His latest film is the glorious, colourful and immersive Elvis, his interpretation of the life of the one and Elvis Presley - The King - who is played perfectly by Austin Butler.
Episode 312: Lykke Li & Theo Lindquist Discuss Her Audiovisual Album, EYEYE
Our latest guests on Soundtracking have combined to great effect on an audiovisual album that specifically set out to challenge the conventions of the traditional music video.
Lykke Li enlisted the services of experimental filmmaker Theo Lindquist to shoot a series of one minute loops, which accompany the songs on her latest album EYEYE. The results are utterly hypnotic, beautiful and moving - as you can see for yourself online.
Episode 311: Colin Trevorrow On Michael Giacchino's Score For Jurassic World Dominion
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is the man responsible for one of the blockbusting cinematic events of the summer.
Colin Trevorrow has played a part in the last 3 Jurassic movies - World, Fallen Kingdom and now World Dominion, which he co-wrote and directed.
The film is scored by friend of the show Michael Giacchino - and you'll hear plenty of his work throughout.
Episode 310: Anne Dudley Discusses Her Career
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is someone we've been trying to get on for a very long time.
Anne Dudley made her name in Art Of Noise, and has since gone on to score numerous films, including The Full Monty, for which she won an Oscar. She's also collaborated with some of the biggest names in pop music, from Tina Turner and Elton John to George Michael and Liza Minelli.
We also discuss her latest solo album, Crossing The Bar.
Episode 309: Joe Kosinski & Jerry Bruckheimer On The Music Of Top Gun: Maverick
Now, as you're probably aware, Top Gun: Maverick has hit cinemas, a full 36 years after Mav, Goose, Iceman and co. first took to the skies.
And to mark the occasion, we're rather giddy and excited to welcome director Joe Kosinski and the legend that is Jerry Bruckheimer to the podcast to discuss the iconic music of the original and how they retained the spirit of said music in the sequel. Suffice to say, they got a little help on that front from our old friends, Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe ...
If you love scores this is the show for your brain
I’ve been listening to the show for a few years and I just love the mix of different guest on the show from directors to actors and of course composers. Most episodes always reveal what the guest grew up on or what score they fell in love with.
Best. Podcast. Ever.
Love this podcast !
Brilliant podcast, fun and informative. Edith has a lovely way of engaging without being intimidated by the musicians.
I would love to hear Max Richter on the music for the HBO series “My Brilliant Friend”.