204 episodes

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.

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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.

https://twitter.com/soundtrackinguk

https://www.facebook.com/Soundtrackingwithedithbowman/

https://play.spotify.com/user/soundtrackingwithedithbowman

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/playlist/soundtracking-with-edith-bowman-episode-132-mary-j-blige/pl.u-6mo4l9mhpzG6x

    Episode 201: David Dobkin On The Music Of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga

    Episode 201: David Dobkin On The Music Of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga

    Edith has a lot to thank her latest guest on Soundtracking, who cheered her up no end during lockdown with his gloriously batty new comedy, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga.

    David Dobkin is a writer and director who brought us Shanghai Knights, The Wedding Crashers and The Judge, as well as numerous music videos for the likes of 2Pac and Maroon 5.

    This latest endeavour stars Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan and Dan Stevens - and tells the story of an unlikely Icelandic pop duo who get the chance to represent their country at Eurovision. 

    We absolutely loved it, and you can see why on Netflix right now.

    • 59 min
    Episode 200: Pinar Toprak On The Music Of Captain Marvel & Fortnite

    Episode 200: Pinar Toprak On The Music Of Captain Marvel & Fortnite

    We can barely believe we're uttering these these words, but welcome to the 200th episode of Soundtracking. 200! That's a lot of great guests, stories, creative insights and - perhaps most importantly - music from the world of film and television.

    And we're delighted to be celebrating our birthday with a brilliant female composer, given that it's still an industry dominated by men. 

    Pinar Toprak is a Turkish American musician, best known for her work on smash video game Fortnite and Captain Marvel. She joined me from her home in the US to discuss all manner of things, from the CD that inspired her to pursue a career in film scoring to the industrious way in which she landed the Captain Marvel gig.

    • 43 min
    Episode 199: Simon Bird & Stuart Murdoch On The Music Of Days Of The Bagnold Summer

    Episode 199: Simon Bird & Stuart Murdoch On The Music Of Days Of The Bagnold Summer

    We have another Soundtracking Live for you this week, recording at the Glasgow Film Festival back in February before lockdown came into effect. 

    Edith's guests were Simon Bird and Stuart Murdoch, discussing their collaboration on Simon's gorgeous directorial debut The Days Of The Bagnold Summer, for which Belle & Sebastian provided the music.

    Starring Monica Dolan and Earl Cave (son of Nick), Days of The Bagnold Summer is based on a graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, and tells the story of a single mother and her 15 year-old son as they navigate the stresses and strains of a school summer holiday in each other's company. It's a beautiful piece of work, and you can watch it now on home entertainment formats.

    As we'll hear, Belle & Sebastian furnished Simon with loads and loads of music, some of which had lyrics, some of which did not - instead serving as more traditional instrumental score. You can listen to the album in full via Matador records.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 198: Judd Apatow In Isolation On The Music Of The King Of Staten Island

    Episode 198: Judd Apatow In Isolation On The Music Of The King Of Staten Island

    We've a real Hollywood heavyweight for you on our latest lockdown episode of Soundtracking in the shape of Judd Apatow.
    Judd is a director, writer and producer who's had a hand in some of the funniest films of the last 20 years, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Bridesmaids and Anchorman. His TV credits include Freaks And Geeks, Crashing and Girls, which is some list.
    Judd's latest project is The King Of Staten Island. It's a semi-biographical take on the life of Pete Davidson, who lost his firefighter father to 9/11. Pete takes the lead role a young man who must get his life together after his mum starts dating a new guy, who is also a firefighter like his deceased dad. 
    And the great news is, you can watch it NOW on home entertainment formats.

    • 32 min
    Episode 197: Jakob Dylan & Andrew Slater On Echo In The Canyon

    Episode 197: Jakob Dylan & Andrew Slater On Echo In The Canyon

    We have a real treat for music aficionados this week, as Edith is joined by Andrew Slater and Jakob Dylan to discuss their brilliant documentary, Echo In The Canyon.
    The film celebrates the popular music that came out of L.A.’s Laurel Canyon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_Canyon,_Los_Angeles) in the mid-60s as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mamas_and_the_Papas) cemented the California Sound (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Sound) . Andrew and Jakob explore the interplay between these artists in a string of informal interviews with many of the key players, and discover how interconnected the creative process became during this now legendary period.
    Jakob also covered a number of classics from the era with contemporary artists - including Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor, Beck and Josh Homme.

    • 44 min
    Episode 196: Nisha Ganatra On The Music Of The High Note

    Episode 196: Nisha Ganatra On The Music Of The High Note

    Our guest on this latest lockdown episode of Soundtracking is a director, writer, producer and actor, who has worked on a wide range of projects including Late Night, Mr Robot and Girls, and won a Golden Globe for the TV series, Transparent.
    Nisha Ganatra's latest film is The High Note, which is out on home entertainment formats now. Starring Diana Ross' daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross, Dakota Johnson, Kelvin Harrison Jr and Ice Cube, it tells the story of a PA to a famous singer who wants to become a producer. 
    As well as a load of classic needle drops, The High Note features plenty of original tunes too, mostly sung by Tracee.
    We also hear score from the films of Jane Campion, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Ang Lee.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

anonymousami ,

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This show is such a lovely behind-the-scenes look at film scores via a very relaxed and natural chat with the composers themselves. Thoroughly enjoyed. The Isobel Waller-Bridge episode was an absolute tonic. 👌🏼

Ryan MovingViolationz ,

Great Hans showcase!

Thank you for showcasing Hans Zimmer's wonderful music from the film. Jon's a knowledgeable filmmaker and I'm glad he used Hans in the new movie.

adrider93 ,

A Podcast Made for All Film/Music Appreciators

I’ve been listening to podcasts for well over a decade and I finally sought out a film music podcast and lo and behold, Soundtracking! Edith’s fabulous gets for guests and her true love for scores fits this show to be one of my favorites of all time. Music is critical to storytelling and whether we know it or not, we’re always communicating with vibrations, and Edith and her producers highlight the language and meaning filmmakers and composers instill to us the audience. Bravo!

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