Category Archives: Interviews

Interview with Kevin Kiner

Welcome everyone to Ian’s latest interview, where your host has the incredible fortune of sitting down to chat with Kevin Kiner, composer of Hell on Wheels, Jane the Virgin, CSI: Miami, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek Enterprise, Wing Commander, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

Kevin talks about lighting the composer spark in you, how Wing Commander was ahead of it’s time, approaching the Star Wars Universe, working with George Lucas and much, much more!

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Kevin’s Website

Interview with Ben Lovett

Welcome everyone to Ian’s newest interview, where your host has the great privilege of chatting with Ben Lovett, composer of the critically-acclaimed, indie horror, The Ritual!

Ben talks about finding his musical path to composing, growing up as part of a team of filmmakers, composing his first feature for a movie starring two Hollywood legends, forming lasting career relationships with directors, the careful selection of setups project to project, the eternal conundrum of how exactly to score a forest, and heaps more!

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Ben’s Website

Interview with Michael Abels

In Ian’s latest interview your host has the incredible fortune of sitting down to chat with amazing Michael Abels, composer of the multiple award-winning, psychological thriller, Get Out!

Michael chats about collaborating with the Sphinx Organization and Sphinx Virtuosi, Delights & Dances, Urban Legends, the huge success of Get Out and creating the score, upcoming commissions, and much more!

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Michael on Twitter

Interview with Kurt Farquhar

In Ian’s latest interview your host has the great fortune of talking with award-winning television and film composer, the charming and insightful Kurt Farquhar!

Having scored over 1,300 episodes of television, Kurt has been gifting us with his musical talents for decades now. He chats about his music studies, writing his first symphonic work at the age of 12, the CW live-action show Black Lightning, from DC Comics, his process creating the music, avoiding cliché’s in a show inhabited primarily by African American characters, the importance of family in a superhero score, working on the action thriller 96 Minutes, and a whole lot more!

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Kurt’s Website

Interview with Alexander Schiebel

In the newest instalment of Ian’s amazing interview series, your host has the pleasure of talking with an exceptionally talented up and coming composer from Vienna, Alexander Schiebel!

Alexander chats about European vs. American weather, his dual life as lawyer by day and composer by night, the day he fell in love with synthesizers, his vast array of independent work, his feature film debut Able Danger, his passion for scoring previously scored works, his unique work with the Vienna Symphonic Library, his fave TV show, film, film score and film composer of all time, and much more!

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Alexander’s Website

Interview with Carlos Rafael Rivera

In the latest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series, your host has the good fortune of chatting with award-winning composer, Carlos Rafael Rivera!

Carlos discusses the thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones, the success of the smash-hit Netflix series Godless and scoring the show, growing up in a supportive family, Bruce Broughton’s Tombstone, being inspired by Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, the genius of James Horner’s Wrath of Khan, working with director Scott Frank, his unique scoring process, the support of David Stal, his fave score of all time, and much, much more!

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Carlos’ Website

Interview with Marie-Anne Fischer

In the latest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series, your host has the pleasure of chatting with composer for film, television and games, the luminous Marie-Anne Fischer.

Marie-Anne discusses living and working in different countries, composing for wildlife documentaries, recording live strings from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, growing up in a musical family, joining Oliver Sadie on the feature film The Garden, working on the orchestral and electronic industry album Space, being Director of the SCOREcast London community, writing music for sample libraries, the importance of continuous learning, her participation with BAFTA, and answers a round of quick fire questions to top it all off!

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Marie-Anne’s Website

Interview with Kristen Romanelli

In the latest instalment of Ian’s interview series and first of 2018, your host chats with the incredibly talented and beyond charming, Kristen Romanelli.

Kristen is the Managing Editor of the hugely popular Film Score Monthly Online Magazine, where they bring you all the news from the world of film music, fascinating editorials, news, reviews and amazing insight into the world we love!

Thank you all for listening! Happy New Year everyone!

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Kristen’s Twitter

Film Score Monthly Online

Interview with Stephen Baysted, Part 1

In the newest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series brought to you exclusively by Sideshow Sound Radio, your host has the delight of chatting with the award-winning British film, TV and Video Game composer extraordinaire, the most talented, generous and just darn fun Professor you’ve ever heard, Stephen Baysted.

Stephen is best known for his supreme work on games such as the Need for Speed series, Atari’s Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends, and the absolutely mind-blowing Project Cars. The composer is also well-known for his music to documentaries, animation, short film and commercials, and has been nominated for prestigious awards numerous times for his spectacular scores.

Stephen talks with Ian about his Batcave in the garden, the lengths he’s gone to recording all the car sounds for your games that you took for granted, their mutual love of 80s TV and music, his incredible wife, an amazing opera singer, assembling a team, and much, much more!

Thank you all for listening, enjoy part one of this exclusive interview!

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Stephen’s Website

Interview with Bruce Broughton

In the latest exciting interview brought to you exclusively by Sideshow Sound Radio, Ian proudly sits down to chat with the incredibly kind, charming and talented Bruce Broughton.

Bruce Broughton is a an award-winning composer and conductor of some of the most legendary scores for film and television, Young Sherlock Holmes, Monster Squad, Silverado, The Rescuers, Tiny Toon Adventures, Stay Tuned, Homeward Bound, The Boy Who Could Fly, Baby’s Day Out, Tombstone, just to name a few. Bruce has just finished composing for Seth McFarlane’s new sci-fi dramedy ‘The Orville‘ and talks with Ian about the many projects he’s worked on over the years, answering listeners questions along the way, and giving us a few surprises on the piano!

Thank you so much for listening, enjoy the show!

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Bruce’s Website

Interview with Benjamin Wallfisch

For his newest instalment in his interview series, Ian sits down to chat with talented English composer Benjamin Wallfisch. Benjamin discusses his road to composing, from conducting to orchestrating to arranging, his time working with composer Hans Zimmer, his first feature as composer on ‘Dear Wendy’, working on such projects as 12 Years a Slave, Hidden Figures, A Cure for Wellness, Annabelle: Creation, the recent record-breaking phenomenon ‘IT‘, and a whole lot more!

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Benjamin’s Website

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Interview with Cris Velasco

For his latest interview, Ian sits down with composer Cris Velasco, one of the most respected composers of video games in recent times. Cris talks about his work/life balance, starting out in a death metal band, developing an interest for classical guitar, taking a Music Appreciation class in junior college, being told music was a lesser art form, his love for Bard’s Tale on the Commodore 64, his first professional project, Battlestar Galactica, creating the instrumental palette for Bloodborne, researching Russian composers to prepare for his work on Company of Heroes, his Star Wars dream, thoughts on The Force Awakens and Rogue One, his fave film score and video game score, and much, much more!

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Cris’s Website

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Interview with Gareth J. Rubery

In the latest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series, Ian has the pleasure of sitting down with the very talented and knowledgeable composer Gareth J. Rubery, superstar of the future! Gareth talks about humble beginnings in a musical household, growing up with a mouthpiece for a rattle and playing piano duets with his mother, wearing many hats with his band Radiate, the gear he uses in his studio, recording a string quartet in his home, putting his music out into the world and growing a following of amazing people on Twitter, his love for cello, Superman, Back to the Future and The X-Files, thoughts on Batman v Superman, his astonishing musical career so far, favourite composersand heaps more!

And remember…get your synths out!

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Gareth’s Website

An Act of Dog

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Interview with Ilan Eshkeri

In our latest interview, Ian has the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the wonderfully charming and incredibly talented composer Ilan Eshkeri, who talks about learning violin from an early age, collaborating with Matthew Vaughn on Stardust, the pressure of writing music for The Snowman and The Snowdog, recording Hannibal Rising with Dino De Laurentiis at Abbey Road, having heaps of fun on Kick-Ass, playing with numbers on 47 Ronin, the role of a film composer, creating the sound palette for Coriolanus, scoring the new Sergei Polunin documentary Dancerbeing inspired by John Barry for the Johnny English Reborn score and answering many listener questions along the way. Enjoy! 

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Ilan’s Website

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Interview with Lesley Barber

We have an exclusive interview for you all with the phenomenally talented composer, Lesley Barber, who talks about growing up on a farm, learning composition from her father, reinventing the musical language of Franz Schubert for ‘Little Bear‘, partnering up with Patricia Rozema for her first feature score, ‘When Night is Falling‘, bringing a unique voice to ‘Mansfield Park’, scoring the recent award-winning drama, ‘Manchester by the Sea‘, turning her house into a recording studio, her favourite films and scores of 2016, the story behind her Blüthner piano, female film composers and much more! Enjoy the show!

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Lesley’s Website

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Interview with Erik Woods, Part 2

Enjoy part two of Ian’s epic interview with host of Cinematic Sound Radio, the podfather himself, Erik Woods.

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Cinematic Sound Radio

Erik on Twitter

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Interview with Erik Woods, Part 1

Ian sits down for part one of his exclusive and in-depth interview with the voice of film music fandom, longtime host of Cinematic Sound Radio, and friend of the show, the incomparable Erik Woods. Enjoy!

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Interview with Blayne Weaver

We have a special interview for you all with accomplished writer/actor/filmmaker, Blayne Weaver. Blayne discusses his career so far, the recently-released action thriller ‘Cut to the Chase’, growing up in Bossier City, Louisiana, heading to Australia for his first big acting job aged 16, writing 2001’s ‘Manic’ with Michael Bacall, becoming the voice of Disney’s ‘Peter Pan‘, having fun creating the short ‘Losing Lois Lane’, his thoughts on the DC Extended Universe, working with composers Andrew Hollander and James Eakin, fight scenes vs. love scenes, his favourite composer, film score and movie of all time, and a whole lot more. Enjoy!

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Cut to the Chase

Blayne on Twitter

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Interview with Christina Rose

We present to you our exclusive interview with the very lovely and charming Christina Rose, actress, singer, dancer, choreographer and producer, to name but a few of her talents! Born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Michigan, Christina talks about performing in her family’s band ‘The Odyssey Sound System’, her love of animals, landing the role as an acrobat in the ‘The Nutcracker Ballet‘, acting in ‘Flight of the Conchords‘, teaching Jimmy Fallon how to Hula Hoop, performing in the musical ‘How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song‘, playing a nerd-turned-zombie killer in ‘Death of the Dead’, providing the voice for Celes Chere in World of Final Fantasy, and so much more! Enjoy the interview!

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Interview with Kari Wahlgren

Ian delivers a fascinating, insightful interview for you all, with the ultra wonderful actress and voice artist royalty that is Kari Wahlgren! Not only an astonishing presence in her live-action work, if you’ve ever watched a cartoon, animated feature, or played a video game you will most likely have heard her voice.

Kari discusses growing up a bookworm in Hoisington, Kansas, getting her first job at 11, performing multiple voices in one session, acting a badass onscreen as Tink in ‘Neverland‘, voice matching and the pros and cons of celebrities in voice artist roles, defining the role of Rapunzel in Tangled, the rise of animation over the years, enjoying Westworld, Game of Thrones and The Fall, her favourite film and composer of all time, and a whole lot more! We hope you enjoy this super special chat with one of the nicest people in the industry!

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Kari’s Website

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Interview with Matthew Margeson

Ian delivers a wonderful new interview for you all, this time sitting down to talk with the incredible composer Matthew Margeson, who you will know fom his work on the Kick-Ass series, Kingsman: The Secret Service & the recent Eddie the Eagle. Matthew talks about his early days and early works, working with directors Michael Bay and Matthew Vaughn, his friendship with the equally brilliant Henry Jackman and all his upcoming projects…enjoy!

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Interview with Evan Wise

Ian delivers yet another exclusive interview, this time with the incredibly talented ASCAP award-winning composer Evan Wise, whose credits include Coming Home, Flying Wild Alaska, America’s Got Talent, and the animated feature film Ratchet & Clank.

Evan discusses being inspired musically by E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, growing up watching a lot of Looney Tunes, the precision composers had to undertake when scoring Tom and Jerry, studying film scoring and instrumentation with the illustrious Hummie Mann in Seattle, the importance of Mahler pushing boundaries, the composers he’s most excited about at the moment, winning an ASCAP award, writing, orchestrating and copying for a large orchestra for the first time, his favourite section of the orchestra, building a career with publishers and contractors, working with director Kevin Munroe on his first animated feature ‘Ratchet and Clank‘, his personal studio setup, his favourite scores of 2015 and so much more!

Big thanks to friend of the show Rob Rawdon for suggesting this interview!

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Evan’s Website

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Interview with Michael Price

Ian interviews the truly lovely, brilliant and talented composer Michael Price. He talks about the iconic composers he’s worked with, the late, great, Michael Kamen, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Children of Men, Hot Fuzz, Narnia, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, his music gear and studio setup, the Michael Price Trio, and his friendship and collaboration with David Arnold on many projects including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Jekyll and Hyde and Sherlock.

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Michael on Twitter

Michael’s Website

SHERLOCK AND KEY: An Interview With Michael Price

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Interview with Michael R. Perry

We have a treat for you! Ian recently sat down with television writer, producer, story editor, the charming and talented Emmy-winning Michael R. Perry. Michael discusses writing 2 episodes of Sideshow favourite TV series ‘Eerie, Indiana‘, serving as executive producer on ‘The Guardian’ during 9/11, the complications of working on episodes of ‘The Dead Zone’ out of order, his labour of love ‘Persons Unknown’, the scares and boos meetings of ‘American Gothic‘ with director Sam Raimi, writing a backup script for ‘House, M.D.‘, pitching the script for Paranormal Activity 2 at Paramount, his secret love of martial arts movies, conceiving the idea for the dark and superb ‘The Voices‘, starring Ryan Reynolds, working with director Marjane Satrapi, and much, much more!

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Interview with Eddie Jemison and Laura Lamson

We gift you all with another exclusive interview on the Sideshow network, sitting down with two of the loveliest actors working today, the kindest, warmest and nicest couple on the planet, Eddie Jemison and his wonderful wife Laura Lamson!

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King of Herrings Part 1 – Preparing the Herring

King of Herrings Part 2 – Sharing the Herring

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Interview with Blake Neely 2016

We warmly welcome back the incredibly talented composer Blake Neely to the podcast to catch up on all the shows he’s currently scoring, including brand new entry into the DC television franchise, Legends of Tomorrow. Enjoy the show!

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Interview with Joe Kraemer

It is time for yet another exclusive interview, this time with the charming and super cool Joe Kraemer, composer extraordinaire! Among other things, Joe talks about meeting and creating films with Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie in his teens, juxtaposing major and minor chords on ‘The Way of the Gun‘, working with Tom Cruise on Jack Reacher, choosing the right instrument for Reacher’s theme, and scoring one of the biggest films of the year ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘, including creating a new theme for Ethan, the villain and teasing the audience with Lalo Schifrin‘s original theme. This is an absolute treat for you dear listener, Ian really does spoil you and this week’s interview is one of his best yet, so enjoy!

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Interview with Anne Dudley

Ian sits down for an exclusive interview with the wonderful composer Anne Dudley. Anne discusses working with clementine-throwing director Tony Kaye on American History X, delivering a high-energy score for ‘Pushing Tin‘, assembling the sound palette for ‘Tristan & Isolde’, her relationship with Paul Verhoeven on ‘Black Book’ and the upcoming psychological thriller ‘Elle‘, learning stories about one of her favourite composers, Jerry Goldsmith, scoring the BBC’s recent smash remake of the classic series Poldark with talented violinist, Chris Garrick and much more! Sit back and enjoy!

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Interview with Blake Neely

We have the absolute honour of bringing you an exclusive interview with the truly amazing Blake Neely, composer of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and one particular Sideshow favourite, Blindspot, just to name a few! ENJOY!

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Interview with Heather McIntosh, Part 2

Here is the second and final part of our exclusive interview with the beyond glorious composer Heather McIntosh! Heather discusses her incredible recently released score to Z for Zachariah, developing a language with filmmaker Craig Zobel, working at a video store, watching horror movies, the very first film score she bought, listening to The Cure in high school, her favourite film composer, and her three favourite films of all time. This is not to be missed, enjoy the show!

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Interview with Heather McIntosh, Part 1

In this week´s interview, boy do we have a treat in store for you! We have part 1 of an exclusive interview with composer Heather McIntosh! Heather discusses touring with Lil’ Wayne, collaborating with director Craig Zobel on Compliance and Z for Zachariah, making the Oscar shortlist, how visiting the set informs her writing, being a huge Joy Division fan, handling temp scores, manipulating and experimenting with sound, and developing her musical language.