20 episodes

Sony Masterworks’ Score to Screen Podcast Series features actors and composers discussing passion for their artistry. Guests from the world of film, TV and video games speak to the unique process of crafting musical scores, finding inspiration, writing for particular scenes and characters, utilizing unusual instruments and collaborating with directors. Tune in to get the in-depth scoop on music from 1917, The Witcher, Color Out of Space, The Lighthouse, and more!

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Sony Masterworks’ Score to Screen Podcast Series features actors and composers discussing passion for their artistry. Guests from the world of film, TV and video games speak to the unique process of crafting musical scores, finding inspiration, writing for particular scenes and characters, utilizing unusual instruments and collaborating with directors. Tune in to get the in-depth scoop on music from 1917, The Witcher, Color Out of Space, The Lighthouse, and more!

    Score to Screen with Tom Holkenborg (Army of the Dead)

    Score to Screen with Tom Holkenborg (Army of the Dead)

    Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL is the featured guest on this Score to Screen podcast. The Army of the Dead composer opens up about crafting the epic score alongside Zack Snyder for the zombie heist film. Beyond the score, Holkenborg speaks upon his past musical influences, working with esteemed Hollywood names and his passion towards music education.



    From filmmaker Zack Snyder, Army of the Dead takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), it’s with the ultimate proposition: break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours. With little left to lose, Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. With a ticking clock, a notoriously impenetrable vault, and a smarter, faster horde of Alpha zombies closing in, only one thing’s for certain in the greatest heist ever attempted: survivors take all.



    Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy nominated multi platinum producer, musician, composer and educator whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, and whose thirst for innovation is helping to reimagine the world of composition. A full contact composer, Holkenborg is hands on at every stage of the composing process, a multi-instrumentalist who combines a mastery of studio engineering, classical musical training and an innate sense of curiosity. He is as adept working with a 50 piece philharmonic orchestra as he is with a wall of modular synths, playing a bass guitar or building his own physical and digital instruments. His drive to reimagine what’s possible and share that knowledge with the next generation of composers is what makes Holkenborg a unique force, and one of the most in-demand film composers in the world. He has worked with directors including Peter Jackson, Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron, George Miller, Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder and Tim Miller among many others. An educator as well as a creator, Tom is committed to breaking down the barriers of entry in the world of film composition, creating the free SCORE Academy program in Los Angeles, a music composition program at the ArtEZ conservationism in his home country of the Netherlands and on YouTube, where he hosts his educational series StudioTime, which has been watched millions of times.



    The Score to Screen podcast series is produced and hosted by Crossover Media's Max Horowitz.



    Listen to the Army of the Dead Soundtrack here.

    Listen to the official Junkie XL playlist here.

    Learn more about Sony Soundtracks here.

    • 21 min
    Score to Screen Podcast Series Trailer

    Score to Screen Podcast Series Trailer

    Sony Masterworks’ Score to Screen Podcast Series features actors and composers discussing passion for their artistry. Guests from the world of film, TV and video games speak to the unique process of crafting musical scores, finding inspiration, writing for particular scenes and characters, utilizing unusual instruments and collaborating with directors. Tune in to get the in-depth scoop on music from The New Pope, Little Women, The Crown, Death Stranding, and more!



    Listen to the Score to Screen Podcast here: https://soundtracks.lnk.to/scoretoscreenpodcastPD

    • 1 min
    Score to Screen with Ilan Eshkeri (Ghost of Tsushima, A Perfect Planet)

    Score to Screen with Ilan Eshkeri (Ghost of Tsushima, A Perfect Planet)

    Ilan Eshkeri is the featured guest on this Score to Screen podcast. The award-winning composer highlights the importance of narrative and story when it comes to crafting score music. Eshkeri provides an in depth look at his soundtrack to the documentary series, A Perfect Planet as well as the admired video game, Ghost of Tsushima.



    A Perfect Planet is a unique fusion of blue chip natural history and earth science that explains how our living planet operates. This five-part series shows how the forces of nature drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of wildlife. It takes us on a stunning visual journey, from lands drenched by the Indian monsoon to the slopes of fiery Hawaiian volcanoes, from the tidal islands of the Bahamas to the frozen wastes of Ellesmere Island. From Arctic wolves prowling moonlit landscapes in winter, to frozen wood frogs magically thawing back to life in spring; from the vampire finches of the Galapagos who drink the blood of seabirds, to the African flamingos who gather in their thousands every year in a vast volcanic lake to breed.



    The video game, Ghost of Tsushima, takes place in the late 13th century, when the Mongol empire has laid waste to entire nations along their campaign to conquer the East. Tsushima Island is all that stands between mainland Japan and a massive Mongol invasion fleet led by the ruthless and cunning general, Khotun Khan. As the island burns in the wake of the first wave of the Mongol assault, samurai warrior Jin Sakai stands as one of the last surviving members of his clan. He is resolved to do whatever it takes, at any cost, to protect his people and reclaim his home. He must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.



    Ilan Eshkeri is an award-winning composer, artist, songwriter, producer and creator. Eshkeri’s work is performed in concert halls, theaters, galleries, on film and television and in video games. Recent projects include A Perfect Planet, his fourth collaboration with the legendary naturalist David Attenborough and The White Crow which he worked on with Ralph Fiennes. Both followed the creation of a ballet, Narcissus and Echo, choreographed by famed dancer Sergei Polunin with set designs by David LaChapelle and a ballet commission from Rambert Dance Company. Eshkeri has collaborated with Burberry on a landmark fashion show, where he composed and conducted a choral symphonic suite, Reliquary, which then reached No. 1 in the UK classical chart. Before this, he worked with astronaut Tim Peake and the European Space Agency on a film documenting his mission to the International Space Station. He continues his collaboration with Tim Peake and ESA with his spellbinding show Space Station Earth, last performed in Stockholm to an audience of 10,000. Eshkeri’s many creative partnerships include artists such as Annie Lennox, David Gilmour, Sinead O’Connor, KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, Ash and The Cinematic Orchestra. Amongst his extensive catalogue of film and television are multiple Oscar & BAFTA winning films, such as Still Alice, Stardust and Shaun The Sheep. 



    The Score to Screen podcast series is produced and hosted by Crossover Media's Max Horowitz.



    Listen to the Soundtrack to A Perfect Planet here.

    Listen to the Ghost of Tsushima Soundtrack here.

    List to the official Ilan Eshkeri Spotify playlist here.



    To learn more about Sony Soundtracks visit https://lnk.to/son

    • 21 min
    Score to Screen with Jeff Russo (Fargo Year 4)

    Score to Screen with Jeff Russo (Fargo Year 4)

    Jeff Russo is the featured guest on this Score to Screen podcast. The returning Fargo composer, previously working on the last 3 installments, reflects on how he crafted the Season 4 score starting from scratch with just the script to sketch ideas for various themes that capture each character, the time period and the vast array of stories.



    In 1950 Kansas City, the fourth installment of Fargo centers on two criminal syndicates who are fighting for a piece of the American dream and have struck an uneasy peace. Together, they control an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs. To cement their truce, Loy Cannon (Chris Rock), the head of the African American crime family, trades his youngest son Satchel (Rodney Jones), to his enemy Donatello Fadda (Tomasso Ragno), the head of the Italian mafia. In return, Donatello surrenders his youngest son Zero (Jameson Braccioforte) to Loy. Intertwined with this tale of immigration, assimilation, and power, are the stories of Josto Fadda (Jason Schwartzman), the impulsive and self-indulgent heir apparent to the Fadda Crime Family; Donatello’s adopted son Rabbi Milligan (Ben Whishaw); Detective Odis Weff (Jack Huston); Oraetta Mayflower (Jessie Buckley); Ethelrida Pearl Smutny (E’myri Crutchfield), the precocious 16-year-old daughter of Thurman (Andrew Bird) and Dibrell Smutny (Anji White) and U.S. Marshal Dick “Deafy” Wickware (Timothy Olyphant).



    Jeff Russo is an Emmy® Award–winning and Grammy-nominated composer, scoring varied and compelling music for film, television, and video games. He won an Emmy Award and received two additional Emmy nominations for his thrilling and angst-producing score on FX’s Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Fargo. Russo also received a BAFTA nomination for Best Music for Annapurna Interactive’s video game What Remains of Edith Finch. Russo’s film credits include Lucy in the Sky, Lizzie, Mile 22, and Three Christs. Russo recently scored season 4 of Fargo and season 3 of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery. He’s currently scoring season 2 of Apple TV+’s For All Mankind and Starz’s Power Book II: Ghost, a sequel to Power. His music can also be heard on shows such as Netflix’s Cursed, Altered Carbon, The Umbrella Academy and Lucifer; CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Picard; FX’s Legion and Snowfall; Starz’s Counterpart; HBO’s Golden Globe– and Emmy-nominated series The Night Of. In addition to composing music for film and television, Russo is a founding member, lead guitarist, and co-songwriter of two-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling rock band Tonic. Their debut album, Lemon Parade, posted three singles in the U.S. Mainstream rock charts’ Top 10, with “If You Could Only See” rocketing to number one. In 2003, the band received two Grammy nominations, one for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” for “Take Me As I Am,” and one for Best Rock Album.



    The Score to Screen podcast series is produced and hosted by Crossover Media's Max Horowitz.



    Listen to the Fargo Year 4 Soundtrack here.

    Listen to the official Jeff Russo Spotify playlist here.



    To learn more about Sony Soundtracks visit https://lnk.to/sonysoundtracksPD

    • 13 min
    Score to Screen with Ludvig Forssell (Death Stranding)

    Score to Screen with Ludvig Forssell (Death Stranding)

    Ludvig Forssell is the featured guest on this Score to Screen podcast. The Death Stranding composer recalls his efforts experimenting with everyday household objects to create alien-like sounds which became the backbone of the eerie score.



    From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima, comes a genre-defying open world action adventure for PS4, starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux and Lindsay Wagner. In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the globe, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With otherworldly creatures plaguing the landscape, and mass extinction imminent, it’s up to Sam Porter Bridges to travel across the ravaged wasteland and save humanity from impending annihilation.



    Ludvig Forssell is a Swedish composer, songwriter, and voice actor, as well as an audio director at Kojima Productions. For the Metal Gear series, he composed the soundtracks for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Forssell also wrote the lyrics for "Sins of the Father," performed by Donna Burke and “Quiet’s Theme,” performed by Stefanie Joosten. As an actor, he provided the voices of minor characters and the likeness for the Shago Platoon commander.



    The Score to Screen podcast series is produced and hosted by Crossover Media's Max Horowitz.



    Listen to the Death Stranding Soundtrack here.

    Listen to the official Death Stranding playlist here.



    To learn more about Sony Soundtracks visit: https://lnk.to/sonysoundtracksPD

    • 13 min
    Score to Screen with Richard Reed Parry (The Nest)

    Score to Screen with Richard Reed Parry (The Nest)

    Richard Reed Parry is the featured guest on this Score to Screen podcast. The Nest composer explains how his intuitive response to watching the entirety of the film without music inspired how he devised the acoustic score.



    The Nest follows Rory (Jude Law), an ambitious entrepreneur and former commodities broker, who persuades his American wife, Allison (Carrie Coon), and their children to leave the comforts of suburban America and return to his native England during the 1980s. Sensing opportunity, Rory rejoins his former firm and leases a centuries-old country manor, with grounds for Allison’s horses and plans to build a stable. Soon the promise of a lucrative new beginning starts to unravel, the couple have to face the unwelcome truths lying beneath the surface of their marriage.



    Richard Reed Parry is the musical polymath at the heart of the endlessly inventive art rock band Arcade Fire, but his work and story reach far beyond. As well as navigating Arcade Fire's meteoric rollercoaster ride around most of the globe over the past fifteen years, he also released his debut album as composer for Music For Heart and Breath in 2014, formed and toured in the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre with Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld, formed the sonic folk ensemble Quiet River of Dust, and collaborated and performed endlessly with artists from across a dazzling musical/artistic spectrum including David Bowie, David Byrne, the New York Philharmonic, Neil Young, and more. He has won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, multiple Juno Awards for both Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre, The Polaris Prize, Brit Awards, and Socan Awards among others. The Nest is Parry’s debut feature film score as solo composer.



    The Score to Screen podcast series is produced and hosted by Crossover Media's Max Horowitz.



    Listen to The Nest Soundtrack here.

    Listen to the official Richard Reed Parry: Complete Collection playlist here.



    To learn more about Sony Soundtracks visit: https://lnk.to/sonysoundtracksPD

    • 13 min

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