Up next in our “Meet the Team” series, Ian sits down with cofounder of Sideshow Sound Theatre, senior producer, chief editor, host, composer, godfather of Sideshow…Will Dodson!
Will talks to Ian about starting his musical journey under his father’s guidance, being a guitar God in Manic, studying under his mentor Peter Amsel, becoming a composer, writing Halloween music, co-founding Sideshow Sound Theatre with Wendell, assembling our incredible team of podcasters, his love of space and Disney (especially The Haunted Mansion!), being inspired by Batman in cinemas, & a whole lot more!
00:00 – Balloon Launch (Lessons from Clod, 2014) Composed by William Dodson
09:25 – Pink Panther Live (Manic, 1999) Vocals – Mike Sanchez, Bass – Josh Knight, Drums – Aaron Knight, Guitar – William Dodson (Billy X)
12:15 – Hatchling Games (Life on the Reef, 2011) – Composed by William Dodson
15:46 – A Ghostly Gathering (Halloween, 2010) – Composed by William Dodson
16:56 – March of the Little Monsters (Three Tales of the Macabre, 2011) – Composed by William Dodson
19:10 – The Laboratory (Sideshow Sound Theatre/Twisted Tales & Scary Stories, 2012) – Composed by William Dodson and Wendell Jones
22:06 – The Launch (Points of Light, 2016) – Composed by William Dodson
26:24 – On Approach: The Jupiter System (Points of Light, 2016) – Composed by William Dodson
28:51 – The Quest of Darkness (Sideshow Sound Theatre/The WTF Paranormal Agency, 2013) – Composed by William Dodson and Wendell Jones
30:27 – A Precarious Prologue (Sideshow Sound Theatre/The WTF Paranormal Agency, 2013) – Composed by William Dodson and Wendell Jones
32:45 – When Shadows Fall Main Theme (When Shadows Fall, 2016) – Composed by William Dodson
34:05 – Sleep Mode (Points of Light, 2016) – Composed by William Dodson
37:23 – Batman Main Theme (Batman, 1989) – Composed by Danny Elfman
52:35 – Excerpt from our Stargate Score Guide (2015) featuring Ian Crabb, Rob Dodson, Wendell Jones, and Will Dodson
55:28 – Unafraid of Toil (2013) – Performed Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Lutkin Hall. Composed by William Dodson English Horn – Jonathan Thompson Violin – Renee Henley Piano – Tiffany Hyun
1:04:51 – Off the Rails (Sideshow Sound Theatre/Greenhill Manor, 2014) – Composed by William Dodson and Wendell Jones
Join Halloween hosts Will and Wend this Hallows Eve for another Halloween Score Guide on the 1993 sequel, Addams Family Values by Marc Shaiman.After discussing this film score‘s predecessor The Addams Family, last Halloween, we thought it the perfect time to return to our delightfully fearsome and frightening family of Addams and guide you all through the spooktacular soundtrack that ‘Shaiman the Showman’ provided for it….a film composer we’ve been dyyying to talk about once again! Enjoy the show and happy Halloween!
Addams Family Values: The Original Orchestral Score Varèse Sarabande (1993)
Join Will and Wend as they explore the fantastic score to 1991’s The Addams Family, written by composer Marc Shaiman. They’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments, and providing you with an entertaining accompaniment to this macabre classic!
Will and Wend kick off the Halloween season by discussing three Halloween scores that are often overlooked. We begin with a modern anthology horror featuring a spooktacular score by Douglas Pipes. Trick ‘r Treat is melodically easy to follow and perfectly captures the spirit of Halloween. The second film score we look at is The Orphanage by Fernando Velázquez,a film composer that shows us you don’t always have to be over-the-top when writing for the horror genre, you can still write beautiful music. The El Orfanato score speaks more to the sadness of the children in-film than the horrors that lie in wait for them. Finally, we discuss Danny Elfman’s Sleepy Hollow score. No stranger to Halloween music, this dark realm of Tim Burton’s shows the composer’s clearly adept at scoring horror movies. We strongly encourage you to revisit all three of these underrated Halloween soundtracks and experience the thrills, chills and kills all over again!