The 8,000 meters club is among the world’s most elite. Nepali-born mountaineer Nimsdai Purja broke world records when he scaled all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters in just six months. He pushed the boundaries of the seemingly impossible and demonstrated the possibilities of humanity’s abilities. Composer Nainita Desai was up for the task of scoring the documentary to this monumental feat and it shows. Having just received a 2022 EMMY® nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series, we take this opportunity to shine a light on Nainita’s work behind the scenes. Watch the video below.
Composer Theodore Shapiro chats with Film.Music.Media on reteaming with Ben Stiller for Apple TV+’s EMMY®-nominated hit series, “Severance”–they previously collaborated on Zoolander 2, Blades of Glory, Tropic Thunder and more. Theodore just earned two EMMY®-nominations for his work on “Severance”: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for a Series. Watch the video interview (below) to learn how the captivating score was born!
Amelia Warner, award-winning composer of Mr. Malcolm’s List, makes her debut on the Lakeshore Records Podcast! She discusses her process on how to capture the sound of love, mischief, and a busy mind; speaks candidly about how to be a composer if you’re not classically trained; composing for comedy (such as on Wild Mountain Thyme); elaborates on conceptualizing dialogue as rhythm, and so much more!
Listen now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and PodBean. Links below.
Hosted by Alon Levitan.
Lakeshore Records President Brian McNelis recently had the pleasure of speaking with GRAMMY®-nominated composer extraordinaire Nico Muhly. They discussed Nico’s stunning score for Pachinko, the concept of involuntary music and Nico’s dream to design new sounds for cars and public transit; composition for concert music versus TV and film; the practicality of solving the hardest problems first; establishing a vocabulary of trust with your team; creating Wagnerian themes versus a fluid score in constant flux; the invaluable music conservatory lessons about the golden triangle of how to hear music, see it, and be able to play it; working with the great Phillip Glass, and so much more.
Are you anxiously waiting for the premiere of Stranger Things Season 4, Vol. 2 on July 1st? Ahead of the premiere (in just over 1 week!), join series composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein for the screening and composer Q&A, moderated by Jason Bentley (KCRW). This event is free to The Society of Composers & Lyricists (The SCL) members. Register or find out how to become a member The SCL online.