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John Murphy - Les Misérables (BBC)

In 2010, John Murphy, composer of memorable film scores such as 28 Days Later, Kick-Ass, and Sunshine, stepped away from the film music world for an 8-year hiatus. The British film composer is a self-taught multi-instrumental musician who began in the 1980s, working notably with The Lotus Eaters, Thomas Lang, and Claudia Brücken. He then went on to collaborate numerous times with directors such as: Danny Boyle, Guy Ritchie, Michael Mann, Matthew Vaughn, and Stephen Frears. John Murphy...


Cody Matthew Johnson - Devil May Cry 5: Subhuman

Cody Matthew Johnson is a multi-media composer, music producer, sound designer, and multi-instrumentalist. While obtaining his Bachelor of Music in Composition Scoring for Visual Media, he began to work alongside critically acclaimed composer Jeff Rona (“Far Cry 4”, “God of War III”) composing additional music, producing, and mixing a variety of TV, film and game projects. He is credited on scores for TNT’s “Claws”, Sony’s PSN debut series “Powers”, and a variety of feature films and...


Jeff Rona - Devil May Cry 5: Crimson Cloud

JEFF RONA is an accomplished and award-winning contemporary composer for film, TV, and video games, as well as a recording artist and producer. He has collaborated with Philip Glass, Mark Isham, Lisa Gerrard, Basil Poledouris, Hans Zimmer and Cliff Martinez. Among his numerous credits as composer is the groundbreaking television series “Homicide: Life On The Street” as well as multiple AAA video games such as: “God of War 3”, “Far Cry 4”, “Marvel vs Capcom Infinite”, “Transformers”,...


Dynamic Music Partners - Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts

Emmy Award-winning composers Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, collectively known as Dynamic Music Partners, have created hundreds of hours of music for a numerous TV series, independent films, video games and live performance events. Together, they have collectively earned twenty-eight Emmy Award nominations and six Annie Award nominations as composers for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Justice League, Teen Titans, Batman Beyond, The...


Andrew Lockington - Frontier

Canadian composer, Andrew Lockington, has composed original scores for feature films such as Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Journey to the Mysterious Island. Additionally, he has scored “City of Ember,” “The Space Between Us” and “Rampage” which he discussed on The Annotator episode 34. One of his most recent projects has been scoring the original television series FRONTIER. FRONTIER is a Canadian historical period drama television series co-created...


The Blasting Company [Joshua Kaufman and Justin Rubenstein] - Costume Quest

The Blasting Company is a band of multi-instrumentalists known for their specialty in a multitude of musical genres, past and present. Founded as a street band in Nashville by brothers Joshua Kaufman and Justin Rubenstein, the band eventually landed in Los Angeles where they were quickly introduced to the world film and television. Early ventures into film scores include songs written for Burlesque and Five-Year Engagement, but they are probably best known for their score on the Emmy-winning...


Finishing Move (Brian Trifon, Brian Lee White) - Crackdown 3

Finishing Move is an award winning production company composing music and sound design for games, television, film and ad campaigns. Principal composers Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White craft emotionally connected sonics for the world’s finest brands and media. Finishing Move have written music from video games such as: Halo Wars 2 franchise, the Anki Overdrive game series, Massive Chalice and Dropchord. They have also contributed to films such as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Catch and...


Frederik Wiedmann - The Dragon Prince [Season 2]

Composer Frederik Wiedmann, who has composed original scores for over 40 projects, including animated films and TV shows such as: SON OF BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE: FLASHPOINT and the GREEN LANTERN animated series, returns to continue his musical story behind The Dragon Prince. In our last episode, Wiedmann shared about how he originally came onto the Netflix project, his unique musical approach, making eclectic instrument choices from around the world, and the fan reaction to his season 1...


Frederik Wiedmann - The Dragon Prince [Season 1]

Frederik Wiedmann has composed for over 40 projects spanning multiple genres. He has written music for films such as HANGMAN (starring Al Pacino), Stoic (with Antonio Banderas) and the civil war epic FIELD OF LOST SHOES. He has also written original scores for countless DC animated shows and features such as: GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX, SON OF BATMAN and many others. One of his latest musical projects is for Netflix’s popular original animated...


Yves Gourmeur - The Hummingbird Project

Yves Gourmeur started playing piano at age 6 and the trumpet at 8. At 17 he began playing as a bar pianist. He abandoned the idea of becoming a a solo pianist while he as a lecturer at the Royal Conservatory of Mons in Belgium and began to perform classical, Cuban, instrumental theater and jazz. Among his compositions for media, he has written the original scores for the films: "Meprises" Misconceptions, "Lombre de lui-meme" The Shadow of Himself and for TV "Geronimo Stilton" season 3. One...


Brian Ralston - Being Rose

Brian Ralston, who has worked as a composer for 15 years, studied film music composition and conducting under film/TV composer Jeff Haskell at the University of Arizona, and completed graduate level work in the Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television program from the University of Southern California. Ralston’s early aspirations for scoring films began in junior high school when he began re-scoring films using an old keyboard and VHS player. He took a particular interest in the work of...


Cris Velasco - Darksiders III

Cris Velasco is an American composer who has worked on video game franchises including Fortnite, Resident Evil, Overwatch, Assassin’s Creed, Warhammer, Mass Effect and God of War, and television series such as HULU’s Dimension 404 and Freakish. He recently returned to the DARKSIDERS franchise to compose the original score for the third game in the popular series. In DARKSIDERS III players return to an apocalyptic planet Earth, in a hack-n-slash action-adventure. In the game, players take on...


Hannes De Maeyer - Immenhof: Das Abenteuer Eines Sommers

Hannes De Maeyer is one of Belgium's most versatile composers - his scores ranging from electronic to symphonic instrumentation. Hannes has collaborated with Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah on three feature film projects: “Image,” “Black,” which won the Discovery Award at the 40th Toronto Film Festivali in 2015 and their third feature, Gangsta (Patser). Hannes De Maeyer recently completed his original score for a brand new entry in the popular German series,...


Kristina A. Bishoff - Green Rider [Book Soundtrack]

Kristina A. Bishoff is a composer and 3-time nominee for Best Music at the Utah Film/Music Awards. She's written music for Salt Lake Pops, Pretty Darn Funny web-series and, as a part of the group THE BLACK PIPER, she wrote music for Kaladin, a book soundtrack that raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter. It was this experience that, in part, inspired her to pursue her own book soundtrack project for GREEN RIDER. Green Rider is the first book in a series by Kirsten Britain. Published by Daw...


Stefano Lentini - Fury (Bonus Track)

Stefano Lentini is a music composer based in Rome, Italy. He has produced music extensively for film, television and documentary. As a multi-instrumentalist, Lentini is known for blending classical music with folk and electronic influences through the use of multitrack recording. Vents Magazine has called Lentini "a new star" while Il Manifesto and Rolling Stone have called his music "Extraordinary" and "A journey into the dark side of the human mind" respectively. His debut classical...


Lasse Enersen - Tuntematon Sotilas [Unknown Soldier]

Lasse Enersen is a Finnish composer who studied composing in the Sibelius-Academy 2001-2004. He has also assisted film composers (Alexandre Desplat, Abel Korzeniowski, Heitor Pereira). Enersen started his film composer career working on numerous international documentary feature films, but his first fiction feature film credit came with Tuntematon Sotilas/ Unknown Soldier by Aku Louhimies, which became the biggest box office hit in Finland in 60 years. TUNTEMATON SOTILAS/ UNKNOWN SOLDIER is...


Stefano Lentini - La Porta Rossa / The Grandmaster

Stefano Lentini is a music composer based in Rome, Italy. He has produced music extensively for film, television and documentary. As a multi-instrumentalist, Lentini is known for blending classical music with folk and electronic influences through the use of multi-track recording. His main combinations include acoustic guitars in a John Renbourn’s fingerpicking style with electric bass, piano and string orchestrations. He additionally mixes sampler and synth sonorities with electric guitars....


Steve Horner - One Small Step

Los Angeles-based, Multi award winning Composer Steve Horner writes and produces exceptional music in a diverse array of forms and genres. His music has been heard in Film Trailers for Paramount, Lionsgate, Relativity Media and Netflix. Steve has also created custom music and sound design for: Verizon, Intel, Nokia, Boeing, NBC Universal,Target, AMC Theaters, Best Buy, Activision, and many others. He recently created the score for the Animated Short "One Small Step" which just finished an...


Winifred Phillips - Scraper: First Strike

Award-winning composer Winifred Phillips has more than 13 years of experience in the game industry and a long list of video game credits that include titles from five of the biggest franchises in gaming: Assassin’s Creed, LittleBigPlanet, Total War, God of War, and The Sims. In addition, she has written scores for Homefront: The Revolution, the virtual reality game Dragon Front, The Da Vinci Code, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Speed Racer, Shrek the Third, and Spore Hero. One of her...


Ian Honeyman - An Interview with God

Ian Honeyman is a prolific film composer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays a wide variety of instruments including violin, guitar, piano, unusual instruments from around the world and some which he built himself, which contribute to his unique sound. Formally trained in composition at Peabody Conservatory, he combines classical skills, cutting edge production and a focus on using live musicians to create unforgettable film scores. He has contributed music films such as...