Join Will & Wend for their 25th Score Guide! In this episode they happily explore a fave in the film music community, the 2016 Laika animation, Kubo and the Two Strings by composer Dario Marianelli.
Featuring the often-used Metro Voices and performing talents of Hibiki Ichikawa on the 3-stringed traditional Japanese instrument, the shamisen, your hosts pull back the composer’s curtain, to reveal the themes, leitmotifs, instrumentation, textures, colours, and craft, all of which this film composer excels at, guiding you through the soundtrack release track-by-track, and sharing all the reasons whyKubo is their favourite score of 2016 along the way!
Don’t mess with the monkey!
Kubo and the Two Strings Warner Bros. Records (2016)
0:00 – Intro Tag: Spencer Creaghan
4:23 – 1. The Impossible Waves
08:02 – 2. Kubo Goes to Town
10:48 – 3. Story Time
15:18 – 4. Ancestors
18:31 – 5. Meet the Sisters!
23:32 – 6. Origami Birds
29:04 – 7. The Giant Skeleton
33:48 – 8. The Leafy Galleon
40:34 – 9. Above and Below
45:43 – 10. The Galleon Restored
48:00 – 11. Monkey’s Story
51:17 – 12. Hanzo’s Fortress
55:38 – 13. United-Divided
57:45 – 14. Showdown with Grandfather
1:01:49 – 15. Rebirth
1:03:38 – 16. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Composed by George Harrison/Performed by Regina Spektor)
Happy New Year everyone! We’re back with episode 70 of Sideshow & Tell, the first SAT of 2017, live, unscripted and unedited with Ian Crabb and Will Dodson, your weekly mini newscast where your hosts bring you all the latest info on composers, film music, and movie news! This week the producers of Sideshow start by breaking down their favourite and least favourite films of 2016, then later discuss the latest film and television music releases including A Monster Calls by Fernando Velázquez, from Back Lot Music and Quarter Records, Sherlock Series 4 by David Arnold and Michael Price, from Silva Screen,and finally, The Fly by Howard Shore, by Varèse Sarabande. Ian also brings us the news that composer Marco Beltrami is to score James Mangold’s upcoming ‘Logan’, and delivers his Home Video Pick! The duo finish off SAT70 with their Pick of the Week, from composer Mark Mancina, and the amazing La-La Land Records!
2:27 Favourite and Least Favourite Films of 2016
23:00 A Monster Calls
26:47 Sherlock Series 4
34:47 Home Video Pick
39:33 BAFTA Award Nominations for Best Original Score