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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!

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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 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. video game works includes music for The Sims and Ghost of Tsushima. Eshkeri has been nominated for an Ivor Novello for The Young Victoria as well as a BAFTA for The Snowman and the Snowdog. In 2020, Eshkeri was invited to become a music branch member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.



    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: ht

    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: https://soundtracks.lnk.to/FargoYear4PD

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

    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: https://soundtracks.lnk.to/DeathStrandingPD

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

    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: https://soundtracks.lnk.to/thenestPD

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

    Score to Screen with Keegan DeWitt (All The Bright Places)

    Score to Screen with Keegan DeWitt (All The Bright Places)

    Composer Keegan DeWitt is the featured guest on this Score to Screen podcast. The All The Bright Places composer reveals what it was like crafting the sweeping score, working alongside director Brett Haley, and recording at Capitol Studios.



    Based on the internationally bestselling novel by Jennifer Niven, All The Bright Places tells the story of Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Justice Smith), who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean something. This compelling drama provides a refreshing and human take on the experience of mental illness, its impact on relationships, as well as the beauty and lasting impact of young love.



    Keegan DeWitt is one of the more versatile and exciting young composers working in film and TV. Whether adding a refreshing voice to larger projects at HBO, Showtime, and FOX or collaborating alongside notable independent filmmakers; his work crosses a large tapestry of styles and demands attention with its originality and emotion. Over the past 5 years, Keegan has brought 15 films to the Sundance Film Festival; many titles that would go on to garner an Academy Award, multiple Sundance Audience Awards, and an Independent Spirit Award. In addition, Keegan continues to expand on previous collaborative relationships with exciting young directors who have helped make his work a mainstay at festivals worldwide.



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



    Listen to the All the Bright Places Soundtrack here: https://soundtracks.lnk.to/AllTheBrightPlacesPD

    Follow Sony Soundtracks: https://lnk.to/sonysoundtracksPD

    Score to Screen with Lele Marchitelli (The New Pope)

    Score to Screen with Lele Marchitelli (The New Pope)

    Composer Lele Marchitelli is the featured guest on this Score to Screen podcast. Marchitelli recalls scoring certain scenes from The New Pope while working alongside series creator and director Paolo Sorrentino. Marchitelli delves into specific moments from the series and goes into detail about the track creation process.



    Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino returns with The New Pope, his second original series set in the world of the modern papacy. Written by Sorrentino with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises, the nine-episode original series features Jude Law, John Malkovich, Silvio Orlando, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier. Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson guest star.



    Of the soundtrack, Marchitelli says, “In soundtracks for cinema and TV, I think it’s not so much the music you use but how you use it. We could use the term ‘counterintuitive’ to describe certain musical choices that take an unexpected direction compared to what the audience expects. Paolo Sorrentino belongs to a set of directors who share this approach; his musical choices, regarding both pre-existing music and original scores, are extremely well thought out and incongruous with respect to the editing of the scenes. If the music says one thing and the dialogues, the acting or the scene in general don’t, it means it has achieved its goal: completing the director’s thinking.”



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



    Listen to The New Pope Soundtrack here: https://soundtracks.lnk.to/newpopePD

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

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