Friday, February 18, 2011

SoundCast Episode 21: Invasion of the Score Snatchers

Episode #21 - Invasion of the Score Snatchers

Recorded February 17, 2011
Published February 18, 2011

Chris, Marius and Tom talk about the current Hollywood trend of new composers coming from other music genres and score A-List films.

Episode Highlights

00:40 — Intros
03:15 — What we've been listening to (Killzone 3, Sanctum, Secret of Kells, Summer Wars)
18:10 — Tide of the Super Heroe Movies
24:11 — Invasion of the Score Snatchers!
15:07 — The string quartet vs. orchestra in Dead Space 2
18:43 — Dead Space 2's themes
21:20 — Portraying the Church of Unitology
24:29 — Differing instrumentation between Dead Space and Dead Space 2
26:04 — The recording sessions
28:25 — Preparing the abstract musical material
30:53 — How creatively fulfilling were the Dead Space scores?
33:17 — Upcoming projects
34:50 — Fear of typecasting?
37:57 — Conclusion

Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)

00:00 — Invasion of the Body Snatchers Trailer clip 1
03:30 — "Main Menu - And Ever We Fight On" (Killzone 3) by Joris de Man
05:00 — "Espiritu Esa Ala" (Sanctum) by David Hirschfelder
08:35 — "Kasou Toshi Oz" (Summer Wars) Akihiko Matsumoto
10:00 — "The Chi'Rho Page" (Secret of Kells) by Bruno Coulais
11:03 — "Potus 111" (Eagle Eye) by Brian Tyler
21:31 — "Spider-Man Theme" (Spider-Man TV 1967) by
23:53 — Invasion of the Body Snatchers Trailer Clip 2
30:07 — "Intriguing Possibilities" (The Social Network) by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
37:47 — "End of Line" (Tron Legacy) Daft Punk
48:56 — Invasion of the Body Snatchers Trailer Clip 3


Friday, February 11, 2011

Interview: Jason Graves - Dead Space 2

Interview: Jason Graves (Dead Space 2)
Recorded January 25, 2011
Published February 11, 2011

Marius talks with composer Jason Graves about his compelling work on the highly anticipated game, DEAD SPACE 2.

Episode Highlights

00:00 — Introduction
01:40 — Celebrating the Release of the game, the London premiere
03:40 — How the Lacrimosa concert piece ended up in the game
06:25 — How Jason got involved with the Dead Space franchise
10:15 — Music implementation in Dead Space
12:10 — Preparing for the sequel
14:24 — Things to improve
15:07 — The string quartet vs. orchestra in Dead Space 2
18:43 — Dead Space 2's themes
21:20 — Portraying the Church of Unitology
24:29 — Differing instrumentation between Dead Space and Dead Space 2
26:04 — The recording sessions
28:25 — Preparing the abstract musical material
30:53 — How creatively fulfilling were the Dead Space scores?
33:17 — Upcoming projects
34:50 — Fear of typecasting?
37:57 — Conclusion

Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)

00:00 — "Welcome to the Sprawl" (Dead Space 2)
09:34 — "Much Ado About Necromorphs" (Dead Space 2)
11:48 — "Welcome to the Sprawl" (Dead Space 2)
18:10 — "Lacrimosa" (Dead Space 2)
22:40 — "It Had To Be Unitology" (Dead Space 2)
39:00 — "Much Ado About Necromorphs" (Dead Space 2)




Friday, February 4, 2011

SoundCast Episode 20: John Barry and Oscar Predictions

Ep. #20 - John Barry and Oscar Predictions


Recorded February 3, 2011
Published February 4, 2011

Marius, Helen and Chris pay homage to composer John Barry and make their predictions for the  Oscar for Best Original Score.

Episode Highlights

00:45 - Introduction
02:45 - Reaction to Episode #19
04:45 - What is The SoundCast Vault?
12:30 - Remembering John Barry
25:42 - Golden Globe Reactions
32:40 - Reviewing our Oscar Predictions for 2010
35:19 - Disqualified Scores
44:00 - Oscar 2011 Predictions

Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)

00:00 - "The Buffalo Hunt" (Dances with Wolves) by John Barry
11:45 - "Somewhere in Time" (Somewhere in Time) by John Barry
15:28 - "Main Title (I Had A Farm In Africa)" (Out of Africa) by John Barry
19:00 - "Farewell And End Title" (Dances with Wolves) by John Barry
25:19 - "Into Miami-Alpine Drive" (Goldfinger) by John Barry
26:50 - "Hand Covers Bruise" (The Social Network) by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
28:29 - "On We March" (The Social Network) by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
30:47 - "In the Hall of the Mountain King" (The Social Network) by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
34:30 - "Married Life" (Up) by Michael Giacchino
36:19 - "Your Headstrong Ways" (True Grit) by Carter Burwell
36:45 - "The New Season" (Black Swan) by Clint Mansell
44:15 - "In Motion" (The Social Network) by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
44:27 - "Liberation" (127 Hours) by A.R. Rahman
44:35 - "Opening Title Pt1" (The Kings Speech) by Alexandre Desplat
44:47 - "Dream is Collapsing" (Inception) by Hans Zimmer
45:11 - "Test Drive" (How to Train Your Dragon) by John Powell
57:55 - "If I Rise" (127 Hours) by A.R. Rahman