15 episodes

Welcome to SYNC Radio! The show discusses music – more specifically that of film and television. From composers to music supervisors, let's unpack how and why songs and scores impact our viewing experiences so deeply.

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Welcome to SYNC Radio! The show discusses music – more specifically that of film and television. From composers to music supervisors, let's unpack how and why songs and scores impact our viewing experiences so deeply.

    The Sims

    The Sims

    We're straying from our usual discussion of film and TV today to discuss the beloved franchise The Sims. Whether you play it consistently or, as I do, play it for two weeks straight and then hold off for a few months, The Sims has gone through many iterations, with each providing a unique soundscape that immerses the player in their experience. To allow every individual player to create their own world requires versatility, and through both score and Simlish music, The Sims walks a fine line between familiarity and individuality.

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    Website: https://www.syncradiolive.com

    • 33 min
    Parks and Recreation

    Parks and Recreation

    Today, we're chatting about the beauty of the Parks and Recreation soundtrack. With a large and eccentric ensemble, the music of Parks and Rec manages to support the unique identities of each character while bringing together the thematic heart of the show – its powerful optimism. Whether used for comedic, characterization, or tonal purposes, the soundtrack lies at the core of what makes Parks and Rec truly special in the crowded field of sitcoms.

    Read the transcript here.

    Website: https://www.syncradiolive.com.

    • 37 min
    Scoring the Sitcom – Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm (SYNC on Twitch)

    Scoring the Sitcom – Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm (SYNC on Twitch)

    IMPORTANT NOTE: I had my mic volume very low at the beginning, so around 4:50, it will jump up. Headphone users beware! I'm so sorry.

    Welcome to the final episode of SYNC on Twitch! Today, we're talking about sitcoms: specifically Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm. These shows have VASTLY different scores and soundscapes, but each utilizes music in a similar way. How do sound effects, leitmotif, and differential scoring techniques reflect the nature of each show, and how do they add to the humor and character of them? Streamed 1/30/21 on Twitch (sorry it's taken me so long to upload!)

    Website: https://www.syncradiolive.com

    • 48 min
    Hallmark Holidays | SYNC on Twitch

    Hallmark Holidays | SYNC on Twitch

    Welcome to a very special holiday episode of SYNC on Twitch! Today, we're talking about Hallmark films. Their debut was a serious cultural reset, and they have a specific tone that created an entire subgenre of cheesy yet heartfelt holiday movies. Many of these films have a smaller music budget, so how do they make use of what they have? How do the soundtracks of these add to their iconic reputation? Streamed 11/28/20 on Twitch (sorry it's taken me so long to upload!)

    Website: https://www.syncradiolive.com

    • 49 min
    Spinning Out and Classical Movement | Soundtrack Summer (SYNC on Twitch)

    Spinning Out and Classical Movement | Soundtrack Summer (SYNC on Twitch)

    Welcome to the Soundtrack Summer series, where we explore one collection of work each episode and break down how music affects both the fictional world and the viewer experience. Spinning Out is an immaculate show on Netflix about skating, family, and mental health, and the music plays a key role in setting the soundscape of both the skating world and a person's inner demons. I talk about the soundtrack and how the use of classical composition mixed with a specific subgenre of placed songs creates a compelling piece of art. Streamed live on Twitch 9/12/20 (sorry it's taken so long to upload!)

    Note: I had audio issues during the intro, so here it is: "Hello, and welcome to SYNC, a show where we talk about music in film and television, why it's important, and the music supervisors and composers who make it all happen. My name is Emma, and today I'm talking about Spinning Out."

    Website: https://www.syncradiolive.com

    • 48 min
    The Devil Wears Prada | Soundtrack Summer (SYNC on Twitch)

    The Devil Wears Prada | Soundtrack Summer (SYNC on Twitch)

    Welcome to the Soundtrack Summer series, where we explore one collection of work each episode and break down how music affects both the fictional world and the viewer experience. The Devil Wears Prada is an absolutely ICONIC film, and so much of that is due to the show's use of music and its unbelievably diverse soundtrack. How do all of these somewhat random songs come together to create such a captivating narrative? Streamed 8/29/20 on Twitch (sorry it's taken me so long to upload!)

    Website: https://www.syncradiolive.com

    • 46 min

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