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Toronto based journalist & filmmaker Mark R. Hasan interviews artists & producers for the film / video / filmmusic media site KQEK.com and the filmmaking site Big Head Amusements.com.

Recorded live at Toronto's Royal Cinema, this week's podcast features an edited version of the Q&A with Italian prog-rock and horror masters Goblin, including Maurizio Guarini, Fabio Pignatelli,Massimo Morante, Agostino Marangolo, and Aiden Zammit, and Rue Morgue Magazine's Aaron von Lupton as moderator.

The Q&A was conducted after the Toronto Premiere screening of Synapse Film's gorgeous 4K restoration of Dario Argento's Suspiria (1977).

Bookending the podcast are some thoughts on the show, plus details on the upcoming screening of the Italian silent classic Dante's Inferno (1911), to which Guarini will be performing his original score live at the Royal on Dec. 6, 2017.

Also of note: starting today, I'm making available for 1 week of free streaming via Vimeo and YouTube my experimental documentary BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store (2016), as a salute Video Store Day, Sat. Oct. 21, 2017. A home video release will follow in late January, 2018.

Visit KQEK.com for more info, links on this podcast.

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Direct download: 2017-10-20---KQEK_Digital__Royal_Suspiria_Goblin_QA_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 11:08am EST

In this week's composer interview, Joe Kraemer discusses his latest work, the Amazon production Comrade Detective, a satire of a fake Soviet era detective series; and King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

Also discussed are DVD audio commentaries and vinyl, and a lengthy editorial on classic Canadian detective shows set in Any City, U.S.A., plus some teasing details on Video Store Day, coming Saturday October 21st to a bricks & mortar video shop near you.

Visit KQEK.com for more info, links, and a review of Comrade Detective: Season 1.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Special Thanks to Joe Kraemer, and Adrianna Perez and Molly McIsaac at White Bear PR for facilitating this interview.

Visit Joe Kraemer's website for more info on the composer and his vast C.V.

Direct download: 2017-09-27---KQEK_Digital__Joe_Kraemer__MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

This week’s podcast features a compact Q&A with legendary Goblin member Maurizio Guarini, who joined the iconic Italian prog-rock band and film composing group in 1975, and co-composed & performed on many of Goblin’s greatest albums, including Roller, Suspiria, and Patrick.

Guarini, now based in Richmond Hill outside of Toronto, was recently commissioned by the Italian Institute of Culture to compose and perform a new score for L’inferno (1911), Italy's first feature film, and a surreal adaptation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the famous narrative poem completed in 1320.

Visit KQEK.com for more info, links, and a film review of L'Inferno.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Special Thanks to Maurizio Guarini and his wife Cinzia, and David at Daniloff Productions for facilitating the interview.

Visit Maurizio Guarini's website for more info on the composer and his vast C.V.

 

Direct download: 2017-04-07---KQEK_Digital__Maurizio_Guarini__MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 4:36am EST

KQEK.com --- Interview with Cary Mansfield, Varese Sarabande's V.P. of A&R

In what’s hopefully the first in a series of vinyl related podcasts, I speak with Cary Mansfield, Varese Sarabande’s Vice President of A&R, about the label's recent trio of limited LP editions of catalogue titles – John Powell’s The Bourne Identity (2002), Don Davis’ The Matrix (1999), and Marco Beltrami’s Scream (1996) and Scream 2 (1997) – and the quirks and nuances of pressing an LP and the market itself, being more collector-oriented that when I began collecting soundtrack LPs in the late 1980s.

Visit KQEK.com for a review of Varese Sarabande’s Bourne Identity soundtrack LP, and some links on documentaries and vintage industrial shorts covering the history of vinyl records, the long-playing LP, and extreme vinyl collectors.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-12---KQEK_Digital__Varese_Sarabande__MP3_320.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 11:25pm EST

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Mike Higham, Part 1 (2016)

In a radical move for director Tim Burton, the score for his latest film was written by the collaborative team of Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson, both skilled in composing, orchestrating, and arranging for a diversity of projects (including several Hans Zimmer productions). 

I’ve divided the podcast on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children into separate halves, starting with Matthew Margeson in Part 1, and Mike Higham in Part 2. Additionally, coming soon is a separate and more detailed Q&A with Higham on his other specialized skill, an ace music editor.

Visit KQEK.com for more info and a review of La-La Land Records’ Miss Peregrine soundtrack CD.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-12---KQEK_Digital__Miss_Peregrine__Mike_Higham__MP3_320.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Matthew Margeson (2016)

In a radical move for director Tim Burton, the score for his latest film was written by the collaborative team of Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson, both skilled in composing, orchestrating, and arranging for a diversity of projects (including several Hans Zimmer productions). 

I’ve divided the podcast on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children into separate halves, starting with Matthew Margeson in Part 1, and Mike Higham in Part 2. Additionally, coming soon is a separate and more detailed Q&A with Higham on his other specialized skill, an ace music editor.

Visit KQEK.com for more info and a review of La-La Land Records’ Miss Peregrine soundtrack CD.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-12---KQEK_Digital__Miss_Peregrine__Matthew_Margeson__MP3_320.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Nima Fakhrara (2016)

In my latest conversation with Iranian-American composer Nima Fakhrara, we touch upon some of the organic experimentation that gives his recent horror score The Girl in the Photographs its eerie tenor, and the fusion of Persian and vintage electronic sounds for 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (of which both soundtrack albums are available digitally and on CD from Lakeshore Records).

This interview is also available as a visual podcast. Visit KQEK.com for more info and related CD reviews.

Additional info on the making of the visual podcast is available at my filmmaking site, Big Head Amusements.

My interview with Fakhrara on the sci-fi puzzle film The Signal (2014) is also available on iTunes, Libsyn, and YouTube.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: KQEK_Digital__Nima_Fakhrara__2016_07_14_MP3_320_Kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Brian Reitzell (2016)

I'm back with the first of several podcasts, after taking an extended break to finish up a new experimental doc, BSV 1172.

2016 starts with an interview with the esteemed Brian Reitzell on scoring NBC’s Hannibal, of which music from Season 3 was recently released digitally and on CD from Lakeshore Records and on LP via Invada Records.

Reitzell also discusses musique concrete, working with David Slade, Tangerine Dream, and using vintage analogue synthesizers.

This interview is also available as a visual podcast. Visit KQEK.com for more info.

Additional info on the making of the visual podcast (which involved a vintage video synthesizer) is available at my filmmaking site, Big Head Amusements.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: KQEK_Digital__Brian_Reitzell__2016_03_03_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Fabio Frizzi (2015)

Interview with Italian film composer Fabio Frizzi, conducted prior to his follow-up concert Frizzi 2 Fulci at London’s famous Barbican in the fall of 2014.

In addition to discussing the thrill of performing his music live in London, Frizzi discusses his early film work – Oscar Brazzi’s “sexy” film Giro girotondo... con il sesso è bello il mondo (1975) and Lucio Fulci’s Il cav. Costante Nicosia demoniaco, ovvero: Dracula in Brianza (1975) – plus working with Fulci on Zombi (1979), The Beyond (1981), and scoring severe eye trauma.

Frizzi also talks about the restoration of his Contraband (1980) score, which makes its premiere release via Beat Records, who’ve also released a 2-CD set of Frizzi’s 2013 London concert.

Please note: this interview was edited just prior to Frizzi's announcenent in mid-July of Frizzi 2 Fulci's North American tour, including a performance at The Opera House in Toronto on Thursday October 8th.

A two-part podcast interview with Frizzi regarding his 2013 concert at London's Union Chapel is also available (Part One + Part Two).

Read the Editor's Blog at KQEK.com for related reviews.

 

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and incisive Editor's Blogs by Mark R. Hasan.

All podcast editing, mixing, and audio restoration produced in-house. For inquiries and demo reels, please visit Mondomark.com.

Direct download: KQEK__2015_07_18__Fabio_Frizzi__320_Kbps_MP3.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 1:18am EST

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Claudio Simonetti (2015)

Interview with film composer Claudio Simonetti regarding the expanded, remastered release of Demons (1985) on LP and CD from Rustblade Records. Topics include crafting the score, the remixes, the great sound engineering typical of Italian soundtracks of the 70s and 80s, vinyl releases, an upcoming recording of Goblin's Profondo Rosso / Deep Red score by his new band Claudio Simonetti's Goblin set for release later this year by Rustblade, and the possibility of releasing Simonetti's music for the 1922 classic silent film Nosferatu.

Also available: a print Q&A with Rustblade's owner Stefano Rossello on the nuances of releasing vinyl albums.

Read the Editor's Blog at KQEK.com for related film reviews.

 

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and incisive Editor's Blogs by Mark R. Hasan.

All podcast editing, mixing, and audio restoration produced in-house. For inquiries and demo reels, please visit Mondomark.com.

Direct download: KQEK__2015_05_18__Claudio_Simonetti__320_Kbps_MP3_b.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 7:02pm EST