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In For Scores, host Jon Burlingame takes listeners on a magical journey into the world of film and television composers, revealing never-before-heard special moments behind many of today's most beloved scores. This season, you'll hear personal stories from the composers of Marvel Studios Avengers and Pixar's Toy Story films, Captain Marvel, Coco, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and so much more!

In For Scores, host Jon Burlingame takes listeners on a magical journey into the world of film and television composers, revealing never-before-heard special moments behind many of today's most beloved scores. This season, you'll hear personal stories from the composers of Marvel Studios Avengers and Pixar's Toy Story films, Captain Marvel, Coco, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and so much more!

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United States

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In For Scores, host Jon Burlingame takes listeners on a magical journey into the world of film and television composers, revealing never-before-heard special moments behind many of today's most beloved scores. This season, you'll hear personal stories from the composers of Marvel Studios Avengers and Pixar's Toy Story films, Captain Marvel, Coco, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and so much more!

Language:

English


Episodes

Ramin Djawadi

11/17/2021
Iron Man and Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi joins host Jon Burlingame to talk about his most recent partnership with Marvel Studios on Eternals. Djawadi reveals what it was like to work with Academy Award® winning director Chloe Zhao to create the timeless backdrop for a narrative that spans centuries and cultures. He also explains how a lucky coincidence changed the course of his career when he was offered the opportunity to work under Hans Zimmer.

Duration:00:30:50

Danny Elfman

10/13/2021
Host Jon Burlingame sits down with legendary composer Danny Elfman to talk about his scoring of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and his decades-long collaboration with Tim Burton. Danny also reveals to Jon the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of how the music for this cult classic film got made, why Halloween has been a special night for him since childhood and how intertwined he and Jack Skellington truly are.

Duration:00:38:55

Alan Menken (Part 2)

9/22/2021
In the second episode of a two part series, legendary eight-time Oscar-winning composer and songwriter Alan Menken continues his conversation with host Jon Burlingame. Together, they discuss Alan's transition to new writing partners after Howard Ashman’s early death with films like Aladdin and Tangled, Disney’s Broadway takeover, and other favorite projects such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Alan looks back on his impressive Disney legacy and reveals information about upcoming new classics...

Duration:00:28:16

Alan Menken (Part 1)

8/25/2021
In the first episode of a two part series, legendary eight-time Oscar winning composer and songwriter Alan Menken sits down with host Jon Burlingame to discuss his career. Alan takes the audience back to his beginnings as a musician in a family of dentists, his love of Fantasia, and his life-changing writing partnership with Howard Ashman; which would skyrocket them both to Off-Broadway success with Little Shop of Horrors, and eventually to Disney royalty with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and...

Duration:00:33:11

Lorne Balfe

7/21/2021
Host Jon Burlingame talks to Lorne Balfe, composer of the score for Marvel Studios' new film, Black Widow. Lorne reveals how he immersed himself in Russian music and culture in order to create a memorable sound for Natasha Romanoff’s long awaited origin story. He also recounts his own musical origins, including his early beginnings as a composer and his training with Hans Zimmer.

Duration:00:31:45

Nicholas Britell

6/23/2021
Emmy winning composer Nicholas Britell sits down with host Jon Burlingame to discuss his process combining orchestra and classic rock in the score for Disney’s Cruella. Britell talks about his musical history and how his philosophy of constant learning helped him navigate an ambitious project in the midst of the pandemic.

Duration:00:32:06

Neil Davidge

4/21/2021
Multi-faceted composer, songwriter, and producer Neil Davidge speaks with Host Jon Burlingame about creating five immersive musical atmospheres for Disney+ and National Geographic’s new landscape themed nature series, EARTH MOODS. Neil also recalls his time working with the band Massive Attack and explains how his love of musical variety has augmented his work as a composer.

Duration:00:32:08

Raphaelle Thibaut

4/21/2021
Composer Raphaelle Thibaut tells host Jon Burlingame how she used home-recorded music to illustrate the majesty and complex emotional lives of whales in Disney+ and National Geographic’s new four part series, SECRETS OF THE WHALES. Raphaelle also talks about how her unique childhood experiences, such as partial deafness and exposure to French cinema led her back to film composition as an adult.

Duration:00:31:20

James Newton Howard

3/24/2021
Host Jon Burlingame sits down with multi-Oscar nominated composer James Newton Howard to talk about his latest film score for Disney+’s animated adventure RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON. James reveals how he created the fantastical sound of the fictional Southeast Asian land where the story is set — using instruments like the “genggong” — similar to a Balinese jaw harp. He also takes Jon back to his early days collaborating with Elton John, who allowed him to do some orchestral arranging very...

Duration:00:30:58

Ludwig Goransson

2/24/2021
Host Jon Burlingame speaks with Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning composer Ludwig Goransson about his work on the first two seasons of The Mandalorian. Ludwig reveals how he came up with the Mandalorian’s signature sound — the bass recorder — as well as the challenges he had with the theme for Baby Yoda. Jon and Ludwig also talk about the composer’s travels to Senegal, where he worked with local musicians on the music for Black Panther, and his more recent work on the film Tenet.

Duration:00:42:30

Marcus Miller

1/27/2021
Host Jon Burlingame talks with Grammy-winning composer Marcus Miller about the score for Disney+’s Safety, which marks his latest collaboration with film director Reginald Hudlin, who convinced Miller to take a break from working alongside jazz great Miles Davis to compose the music for his first film, House Party, back in the late 1980s. Miller also reveals how his years as a session player, writer, producer and bandleader help him as a composer.

Duration:00:30:48

Rachel Portman

12/2/2020
Host Jon Burlingame it talks with Oscar and Emmy winning composer Rachel Portman about her latest film, Godmothered, and how writing music for comedies can be particularly challenging yet fun

Duration:00:29:23

Gordy Haab

10/28/2020
Composer Gordy Haab joins host Jon Burlingame to reveal how he landed his dream job composing music for the Star Wars video games, including the most recent game Star Wars: Squadrons. They also talk about the surprising place where Gordy got the chance opportunity to meet legendary Star Wars composer John Williams.

Duration:00:30:53

Tyler Bates

7/29/2020
Composer Tyler Bates joins host Jon Burlingame and reveals how growing up in a haunted house influenced his musical career. They also discuss the unique approach he took to score the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and why director James Gunn wanted the actors and crew to listen to the score as they filmed.

Duration:00:26:04

Mark Isham and Isabella Summers

6/24/2020
Composer Mark Isham and musician Isabella Summers talk with host Jon Burlingame about their recent collaboration for Hulu's timely dramatic series, Little Fires Everywhere. They reveal how they created musical identities, like betrayal and invasion of privacy, specific to the fraught mother and daughter relationships central to the story. Jon also speaks with Mark about his work on the Disney+ original film, Togo - and the personal reason he was drawn to the epic tale.

Duration:00:30:50

Kris Bowers

5/27/2020
In this episode, Host Jon Burlingame talks with Emmy Award-winning composer Kris Bowers about his work on Mrs. America, the FX series exclusively on Hulu. Bowers reveals the creative ways that he and his team finished recording music during the quarantine in Los Angeles, as well as what initially drew him to the project. They also talk about how he often fuses hip hop and orchestral sounds, looking for the similarities between them, to help him creatively.

Duration:00:26:13

Henry Jackman, Part 2

4/29/2020
In this second episode of host Jon Burlingame's two-part interview with Henry Jackman, the composer talks about his work on Captain America: WInter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War and reveals the helpful lesson he learned about film composing from a math course. They also delve into how composing for live action films differs from animated ones, like Big Hero 6.

Duration:00:24:45

Joseph Trapanese

3/25/2020
In this episode, Host Jon Burlingame sits down with composer Joseph Trapanese to talk about his work on the live-action Lady and the Tramp, first Disney project Tron Legacy and his collaborations with Daft Punk, Dr. Dre and M83.

Duration:00:27:50

John Powell

2/27/2020
Host Jon Burlingame talks about THE CALL OF THE WILD and SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY with Oscar-nominated composer John Powell, who reveals exclusive details about his process and the privilege of working with the legendary John Williams.

Duration:00:29:59

Randy Newman

1/28/2020
Composer and songwriter Randy Newman sits down with host Jon Burlingame to talk about Randy's long history with Disney and Pixar films, including his work on all four Toy Story movies, Monsters, Inc. and A Bug's Life. He also reveals why he loves using orchestras in his scoring and how the musical legends in his family influenced his life's work.

Duration:00:35:01