Category Archives: Podcasts

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!


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!


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!


Alexander’s Website

Star Wars The Last Jedi Artwork for our Film Soundtrack Podcast

Score Guide – Star Wars The Last Jedi (2017)

Rebels, it’s time to let old things die! A belated Happy New Year from the Score Guide team, welcome one and all to our 9th Star Wars Score Guide! In celebration of the recent cinematic release, it is time we talk Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, and the stellar score by composer John Williams!

Join Captain Wend, his co-pilot Will Dodson and hopeless droid Claude back on board the SSR-15 as they discuss the latest movie in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi! Supported by their expert band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through the soundtrack release, discussing, analysing and chestbeating over the surplus of old themes, new themes, surprising motifs, jaw-dropping orchestration and their favourite musical moments from this latest action showpiece!

*We want to give a GALACTIC thank you to our strongest Rebel Alliance yet for dropping musical bombshells and insights that made this episode one of our greatest to date: Dane Walker, Megan Culley, Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff, Mike Watson, Mark Carman, Matthew Brown and Jamie Burns.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi Walt Disney Records (2017)


0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Jamie Burns, Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Megan Culley, Wendell Jones & Ian Crabb

0:09:53 – 1. Main Title and Escape

0:22:07 – 2. Ahch-To Island

0:27:59 – 3. Revisiting Snoke

Rebel: Dane Walker

0:36:13 – 4. The Supremacy

0:40:44 – 5. Fun With Finn and Rose

0:43:59 – 6. Old Friends

0:46:49 – 7. The Rebellion is Reborn

0:50:35 – 8. Lesson One

0:54:21 – 9. Canto Bight

Rebel: Megan Culley (Professional Story Topper)

0:58:16 – 10. Who Are You?

58:57 – The Death Star Motif

1:03:08 – 11. The Fathiers

Rebels: Joscha Sauerland and Megan Culley (Starkiller Base Sanitation)

1:09:37 – 12. The Cave

1:13:54 – 13. The Sacred Jedi Texts

1:17:53 – 14. A New Alliance

Rebels: Jennifer Wolff and Megan Culley (Professional Rey Defender)

1:25:04 – 15. Chrome Dome

Rebel: Megan Culley (President of the Vice Admiral Holdo Fan Club)

1:30:28 – 16. The Battle of Crait

Rebels: Mike Watson, Dane Walker and Mark Carman

1:43:04 – 17. The Spark

Rebels: Matthew Brown, Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff and Dane Walker

1:57:42 – 18. The Last Jedi

1:59:37 – 19. Peace and Purpose

2:03:55 – 20. Finale

Rebels: Joscha Sauerland and Megan Culley (Confirmed Nerd)

2:16:10 – How It Should End Credits by Jamie Burns

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!


Carlos’ Website

Sideshow Sound Radio In Defence of Title Card Artwork for our Film Music Podcast

In Defence of The Last Jedi

Welcome to an emergency episode of In Defence Of! We don’t typically talk about movies still in theaters, but today we make a special case for a special movie. In episode 14 of IDO, the team discuss and defend the second instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, The Last Jedi!

Your temper-tantrum-throwing, bare-chest-showing host, Andrew ‘Kylo Ren’ Steele/Darth Steelius is joined by the hotshot flyboy, cantina space cowboy, Billy ‘Poe’ Dodson and his sidekick BB-Kitty-8, and a man not afraid to rough it with the boys, kick it with the droids, or fight his way through a whole Imperial Army, Todd ‘Leia/Organa/Skywalker/Solo’ Horan.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know your thoughts!


2:22 – Film

1:02:02 – Gripes

1:14:50 – Final Thoughts

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!


Marie-Anne’s Website

Marie-Anne on Twitter