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From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this award-nominated podcast inviting you into the studios of Hollywood's most brilliant, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers. Hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/score/support

From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this award-nominated podcast inviting you into the studios of Hollywood's most brilliant, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers. Hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/score/support

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From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this award-nominated podcast inviting you into the studios of Hollywood's most brilliant, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers. Hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/score/support

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English

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Episodes

#6 | Elliot Goldenthal looks behind the actors’ eyes

7/14/2021
In our third double-guest episode in a row, Kenny and Robert begin the show chatting with rockstar songwriter, musician and composer, Isabella Summers (Little Fires Everywhere, Panic, Physical) aka “The Machine” from Florence + The Machine. Isa reveals that she always wanted to work in film and even scored and directed her own horror films as a kid, explains how she jumped head first into film scoring and continues to learn as she goes and breaks down the differences between scoring with a...

Duration:02:08:16

#5 | Mark Isham never stops learning something new

6/30/2021
In another loaded double-guest episode, Kenny and Robert begin the show chatting with mega-talent Isobel Waller-Bridge, composer of Emma (2020), Fleabag, Vita & Virginia and more! Isobel shares stories of early collaborations writing songs with her sister Phoebe, why she likes to sneak "easter egg" sounds and lyrics into her scores and why she loves to tackle musical projects outside of her wheelhouse. Subscribe to MORE SCORE on Patreon for year-round interviews, film music talk and even...

Duration:01:56:51

#4 | Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi: Rockstar Maestros

6/16/2021
In this jam-packed double-guest episode, Kenny and Robert begin the show chatting with Serj Tankian, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, rockstar frontman of System of a Down and rising star film composer. Serj shares why he made the decision to jump into film composing, recalls the exact moment he decided to make music his career and what Robert Kraft told him the first time they met in 2008 that ended up coming true, reveals when he fell in love with the orchestra, and explains why making...

Duration:01:55:29

#3 | David Newman got into the family business

6/2/2021
Kenny and Robert being the show discussing the return of live concerts, specifically film music, as the nation begins to return to normal post-pandemic. The Hollywood Bowl announced their summer lineup which includes the return of John Williams' "Maestro at the Movies" show featuring David Newman as conductor and a live-to-picture performance of Ludwig Goransson's Oscar-winning score of Black Panther. Subscribe to MORE SCORE on Patreon for year-round interviews, film music talk and even cool...

Duration:01:35:49

#2 | Alan Menken's musical Disney revolution

5/19/2021
Kenny and Robert being the show discussing how Alan Menken and Howard Ashman helped launch Disney into its new generation with The Little Mermaid. Robert reflects on joining the film as a music producer, unaware of how pivotal this film would be for the future of music in animation. Then, the guys check Score: The Mailbox and answer a question about when and why a composer should get an agent. Subscribe to MORE SCORE on Patreon for year-round interviews, film music talk and even cool merch:...

Duration:01:39:27

#1 | Tom Holkenborg got his second shot with the Snyder Cut

5/5/2021
Robert and Kenny begin this Season Premiere (now with video!) with special guest Matt Schrader, discussing our new Patreon exclusive show MORE SCORE, The Oscars' rough ending, Composer Carol's new album "Smile" and much more. Later, composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL joins the show to share the unique story of getting fired from Justice League, only to be brought back years later to release the Snyder Cut. Tom details why he started from scratch on the four-hour score instead of...

Duration:01:43:16

#15 | Howard Shore: The King of the Rings

8/26/2020
Robert and Kenny begin this Season Finale with special guest, Matt Schrader discussing the trailer release of The Batman, Travis Scott & Ludwig Göransson's chart-topping single release for TENET, Hans Zimmer's new cue for WW84 and checking Score: The Mailbox. Plus, the team reflects on their favorite moments of this season of the show. Later, 3x Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore joins sharing stories of his iconic work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and why he couldn't turn the project...

Duration:01:37:02

#14 | Blake Neely's college suggested he quit music

8/19/2020
Robert and Kenny begin the show with special guest, Matt Schrader discussing the season finale release of Blockbuster and checking Score: The Mailbox, with questions about composer compensation, live-to-picture film music concerts and how to present music to a director. Later, Emmy-nominated composer Blake Neely joins the show to share how he overcame the early doubters, the excitement of scoring superhero crossover episodes like Arrow and The Flash, why his relationship with Tom Hanks and...

Duration:01:26:20

#13 | Max Richter has to fall in love with a project

8/12/2020
Robert and Kenny begin the show answering questions from Score: The Mailbox about why album versions of scores sometimes differ from the film version, the use of diegetic music in film and if there is a common starting point for writing a score. Then, Emmy-nominated composer Max Richter joins to discuss his brilliant artist career, including his new album ‘Voices,’ why director Ari Folman called out of the blue demanding he score Waltz with Bashir, his use of laments in Taboo and why he...

Duration:01:22:05

Bonus World Premiere | Ludwig Göransson's first film cue

8/6/2020
At age seventeen, a young Ludwig Göransson was selected to write a concert piece to be performed by an orchestra. Score: The Podcast is excited to present the World Premiere of "5 Minutes to Christmas" by Ludwig Göransson. Follow us on Twitter @ScoreThePodcast, or send Kenny and Robert your questions for the mailbox at ScoreTheMailbox@epicleff.com. Hosts: Robert Kraft & Kenny Holmes Executive Producer: Matt Schrader Coordinator: Carol Kuswanto © 2020 Epicleff Media

Duration:00:09:36

More Score | Jim Johnston electrified WWE fans for 32 years

8/5/2020
In this special Theme Song Throwback, longtime WWE composer Jim Johnston breaks down his process for writing entrance themes for some of the most iconic characters in sports entertainment. Jim reveals how John Williams' themes for Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker inspired his approach to good guys and bad guys, his experience writing songs with rock bands like Motorhead and P.O.D. and why he only attended one Wrestlemania in his 32 year run with the business. This episode is presented by...

Duration:00:41:25

#12 | Ludwig Göransson has the Midas touch

8/5/2020
Kenny and Robert begin the show with a special “Theme Song Throwback” segment joined by longtime WWE composer Jim Johnston. The maestro of the squared circle reveals his secrets for writing the most iconic entrance themes of professional wrestling’s top superstars including The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Goldust. Then, Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Ludwig Goransson joins the show sharing what surprised him about Christopher Nolan while recording the score for his upcoming...

Duration:01:27:17

#11 | Alexandre Desplat’s dream was to get to Hollywood

7/29/2020
Kenny and Robert begin the show discussing the 2020 Emmy nominations, the updated theatrical rollout plan for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, composer Alan Menken achieving EGOT status with a Daytime Emmy win and checking Score: The Mailbox with a question about why all film scores aren’t released. Then, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning composer Alexandre Desplat joins the show to discuss his new film with Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch, his transition from French cinema to Hollywood films and...

Duration:01:19:54

#10 | Patrick Doyle has a cookie for you

7/8/2020
Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the passing of legendary Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone, maestro of 400+ films and credited with creating the sound of "Spaghetti Westerns" for films like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars. Then, the guys check Score: The Mailbox with a question about the difference between studio musicians and concert musicians. Later, Oscar-nominated composer Patrick Doyle joins the show from Shepperton Studios in England, his home...

Duration:01:43:17

#9 | Terence Blanchard has New Orleans in his soul

7/1/2020
Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing what they watched over the weekend including Doctor Sleep, score by The Newton Brothers and Ford v Ferrari, score by Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders Then, Emmy, Grammy and Tony-winning music director Alex Lacamoire stops by to help count down the release of Hamilton coming to Disney+ on July 3. Alex shares stories of working on the show, his reaction to the script when Lin-Manuel Miranda first presented it and his future projects including In The...

Duration:01:31:48

#8 | Theodore Shapiro says the picture will tell you what to do

6/24/2020
Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the dates changes to the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes in 2021 and what they watched recently, including HBO's new reboot of Perry Mason scored by Oscar-nominated composer Terence Blanchard. Then, Kenny asks Robert to share how his best buddy Bruce Willis helped turn Hudson Hawk into a reality in the latest installment of "Score Stories." Later, Theodore Shapiro joins the show to share his many tales of scoring some of the greatest comedies...

Duration:01:10:12

#7 | Daniel Pemberton doesn't play by the rules

6/17/2020
Robert and Kenny begin the show joined by Blockbuster podcast creator Matt Schrader, discussing the brand new season profiling director James Cameron. The team discusses the major changes the to the theatrical release schedule including blockbuster films Tenet, WW84, No Time To Die and Top Gun: Maverick and what all of this could mean for the future of movie theaters. Then, Kenny checks Score: The Mailbox with a question for Robert about his favorite memory of working with the late maestro...

Duration:01:44:21

#6 | A.R. Rahman: A Self-Taught Global Icon

6/10/2020
Robert and Kenny begin the show talking about shows they’ve been watching including Tales From the Loop (with music by Philip Glass) and the second season of Amazon's Homecoming. Then, Homecoming and composer Emile Mosseri stops by to share how he came on board with the hit series, the challenges of stepping in on a show that was previously scored with licensed scores from composers including legendary maestro Bernard Herrmann and the difference of scoring a TV series versus his previous...

Duration:01:43:31

#5 | Siddhartha Khosla scored 'This is Us' pilot in his parents' basement

5/20/2020
Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the conclusion of the ESPN docuseries The Last Dance profiling Michael Jordan and the 90s Chicago Bulls, and the terrific use of both source music and the dramatic score by composer Thomas Caffey. Then, Mrs. America composer Kris Bowers joins the show to share how he and his team adapted to the coronavirus stay at home orders that went into effect in the middle of scoring the new FX series. Before the break, the team checks Score: The...

Duration:01:45:16

#4 | David Arnold has unfinished business with 007

5/13/2020
Robert and Kenny begin the show discussing the HBO film Bad Education, which includes the latest score by Michael Abels. Over the weekend, Kenny also re-watched Avatar, a film Robert worked on with James Cameron and James Horner. Robert reveals that Beyoncé was the original choice for the end credits song, but she was too expensive. Then, Emmy and Grammy-winning composer David Arnold (James Bond franchise, Independence Day, Stargate, Good Omens, Sherlock) joins the show to talk about the...

Duration:01:30:39