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KQEK.com --  Interview with film composer Elia Cmiral (2014)

One of Hollywood's best-kept secrets, film composer Elia Cmiral has built a career scoring diverse movies with traditional orchestral and hybrid electronic scores, and in this latest interview with the composer, Cmiral talks about the classical orchestral sounds of Atlas Shrugged Part 3: Who is John Galt? from Atlas Productions, and being the subject of a documentary by fellow Czech director Petr Kanka - Elia Cmiral: Part 1, which recently premiered at the Golden Prague International Television Festival.

Also available: online print interviews with Elia Cmiral from 2009, 2007, and 2006.

 

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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.

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

Direct download: KQEK__2014_11__Elia_Cmiral_podcast_320_Kbps_MP3.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 2:33am EDT

KQEK.com -- Interview with film composer Nima Fakhrara

Iranian-born composer Nima Fakhrara discusses his breakthrough electronic score for The Signal (2014), released digitally and on CD by Varese Sarabande, and featuring an incredible blend of hand-crafted sounds for William Eubank's visually striking sci-fi thriller. Fakhrara also talks about classical Persian music, minimalism, and his love for the hammer dulcimer, which he's performed on several scores for mentor Hans Zimmer.

 

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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.

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

Direct download: KQEK__2014_10__Nima_Fakhrara_podcast_320_Kbps_MP3.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 2:24am EDT

KQEK.com -- Interview with film composer Ceiri Torjussen

Film composer / orchestrator Ceiri Torjussen talks about orchestrating for composer Marco Beltrami (Snowpiercer), and his latest soundtrack release from MovieScore Media, Test (2014), which captures the electronic soundscapes of eighties Brit pop in this unique AIDS drama.

 

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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.

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

Direct download: KQEK__2014_10__Ceiri_Torjussen_podcast_320_Kbps_MP3.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

KQEK.com -- Interview with film composer Timothy Williams

Film composer / orchestrator Timothy Williams discusses his entry into film scoring, his early years at the BBC, and studying in Ontario, Canada, before moving to Los Angeles and becoming an in-demand orchestrator. Also discussed: his latest release, Red Sky, available from Lakeshore Records.

 

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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.

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

Direct download: KQEK__2014_09__Timothy_Williams_podcast_320_Kbps_MP3.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 1:43am EDT

KQEK.com -- Interview with film composer Michael Penn

Film composer Michael Penn talks about crafting the music for TV's Masters of Sex and using the sounds of the Mellotron, a fantastic organ-like instrument which allowed musicians to access looped sound samples through a keyboard.

Also available: review of Dianna Dilworth's excellent 2008 documentary Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie (released by Bazillion Points).

 

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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.

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

Direct download: KQEK__2014_07__Michael_Penn_podcast_320_Kbps_MP3.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 1:36am EDT

KQEK.com -- Interview with Cinerama Restoration Director Dave Strohmaier

Renowned Cinerama Restoration Director David Strohmaier discusses his work restoring forgotten films shot and exhibited in Cinerama - the three-panel, wide film process which debuted in 1952 and launched the widescreen wars of the 1950s.

Moving from classic Cinerama films released by Flicker Alley to his latest project, Holiday in Spain (aka the Smell-O-Vision classique Scent of Mystery) available on Blu-ray by Redwind Productions, this lengthy discussion digs into a marginalized, if not fogotten chunk of widescreen film history.

Also available: online print interviews with Redwind Productions' Brian Jamieson + additional comments from David Strohmaier, and a review of Mario Nascimbene's soundtrack album, released by Kritzerland Records.

 

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

Direct download: KQEK__2015_01__Dave_Strohmaier__320_Kbps_MP3.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

KQEK.com -- Interview with film composer Darius Holbert

Composer Darius Holbert discusses his entry into film scoring, composing the music for Jason Eisener's grisly and fun Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), the sounds of vintage synths, scoring the series Quick Draw (2013) in the domain of original programming by online film / TV providers, and the music of Oh, the Places You'll Go! (2012), Teddy Saunders' clever translation of Dr. Seuss' final book.

Special Thanks to Darius Holbert for his generous time and candor, and Shoshie Aborn at Big Picture Media for facilitating this interview.

 

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

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

Direct download: KQEK__Darius_Holbert__2014_05_30_320kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

KQEK.com -- Interview with film composer Jeff Toyne

Busy composing music for TV series such as DirectTV’s Rogue, Jeff Toyne’s latest project is the suspense film The Privileged, his third score for writer / director Leah Walker.

The film score also offered Canadian composer Toyne a plum opportunity to score a film set in his home province of Ontario, and use its premiere at the Canadian Film Fest in March of 2014 to discuss the recent talks regarding an alliance between the Canadian Directors Guild and Composers Guild.

The soundtrack to The Privileged is available as a digital album from Jagged Edge Music. Also available: a prior interview with Jeff Toyne discussing the music for Season 1 of Rogue.

Special thanks to Jeff Toyne for making time during his busy schedule, and Chandler Poling at White Bear PR.

 

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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.

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

Direct download: KQEK__Jeff_Toyne__2014_04_24_320kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

KQEK.com -- Interview with film composer Ronen Landa

In early February, composer & musician Ronen Landa spoke to KQEK.com about his latest scores: the comedy Cavemen(2013), and Home (2014), his second feature film score (after The Pact) for horror director Nicholas McCarthy.

Landa’s skills extend to scoring comedies, dramas, documentaries, and horror, but one of his major influences remains Ennio Morricone, whose work with the famed Gruppo di improvvisazione nuova consonanza inspired the more experimental aspects of Home.

Songs and two score cues from Cavemen are available from Lakeshore Records, whereas Landa’s Home will be released later this year. His prior score for director McCarthy, The Pact, is available from Moviescore Media.

Special thanks to Ronen Landa for his time, and Beth  Krakower at CineMedia Promotions.  

 

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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.

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

Direct download: KQEK__Ronen_Landa__2014_04_09_192kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 2:51am EDT

KQEK.com -- Interview with film composer Fabio Frizzi, Pt. 2 (2013)

In Part 2 of a lengthy career & industry discussion, Fabio Frizzi discusses “Frizzi to Fulci,” his first concert in London, England, at Union Chapel on Oct. 31, 2013; the superb sound engineering of classic 70s and 80s Italian soundtrack albums; and the effects of evolving technologies on film composing.

Special thanks to Fabio Frizzi for a lively discussion, and Stuart Kirkham at Fifth Avenue PR for facilitating the interview. “Frizzi to Fulci” is presented by Death Waltz Records and Paint It Black London.

Listen to Part 1 of this extended interview. Visit Fabio Frizzi’s SoundCloud page.

 

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.

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

Direct download: KQEK_Digital__Fabio_Frizzi_Int_Pt2__2013_10_29__192Kbps_mp3.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT