Steven Spielberg and John Williams – the Art of Collaboration

The AFI (American Film Institute) and TCM (Turner Classic Movies) inaugurated it’s “ART OF COLLABORATION” series with this 2011 audience “sit down” featuring director Steven Spielberg and creative partner of forty years – composer John Williams. Discussing the nature of filmic collaboration, the duo site cinema / music examples from some of their favorite works Read MoreRead More

Interview with “Dexter” Composer Rolf Kent

Composer of Dexter as well as Election, About Schmidt, Thank You For Smoking, Up In The Air and Sideways, Rolf Kent talks about how his methodology of composing music for film. If you start to work with someone for the first time, do you want to see a rough cut first before signing onto the project? Absolutely. Very often, Read MoreRead More

The Music of Star Trek Into Darkness

This exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile talks with the Music Conductor and Orchestrator Tim Simonec on the 20th Century Fox Newman Scoring stage for Director J.J. Abram’s new film Star Trek Into Darkness. For years, Tim Simonec has been one of the busiest orchestrators in Hollywood. He has orchestrated and conducted over 70 feature films and Read MoreRead More

The Ten Best Simpsons Songs, As Picked by the Show’s Writers

The Simpsons’ Showrunner Al Jean gives the background of the 10 favorite Songs as picked by the writers of the perennial animated sitcom 10. “Capital City” from season two’s “Dancin’ Homer.” In this song by Jeff Martin, Tony Bennett extols the virtues of Springfield’s state capital, which includes the crosstown bridge, the Penny Loafer, and 4th Street Read MoreRead More

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