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Meet the Team #4 – Will Dodson

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!

Timestamps:

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

Links:

Will on SoundCloud

Will on Twitter

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Score Guide – Addams Family Values (1993)

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!

Release

Addams Family Values: The Original Orchestral Score Varèse Sarabande (1993)

Timestamps

03:50 – 1. It’s an Addams!

05:45 – Organ Source Music

07:02 – 2. Sibling Rivalry

10:12 – 3. Love on a Tombstone

12:33 – 4. Debbie Meets the Family

15:35 – 5. Camp Chippewa/”Camp Chippewa Song”

17:10 – 6. Fester’s in Love

18:41 – 7. The Big Date

20:39 – 8. The Tango

23:04 – 9. Fester & Debbie’s Courtship

25:00 – 10. Wednesday & Joel’s Courtship

26:43 – 11. The Honeymoon is Over

28:15 – 12. Escape from Debbie

30:34 – 13. Eat Us

31:23 – 14. Wednesday’s Revolt

34:04 – 15. Debbie’s Big Scene

37:25 – 16. Some Time Later

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Halloween Supplemental – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Ghost hosts Will and Wend finish off their month of Halloween specials by discussing one of their favourite film scores, composer Danny Elfman‘s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Release

The Nightmare Before Christmas Walt Disney Records (1993)

or Disc 1 of

The Nightmare Before Christmas 2-Disc Special Edition Walt Disney Records (2006)

Timestamps

00:00 – Intro Tag: Charlie McCarron

05:11 – 1. Overture

06:12 – 2. Opening

07:25 – 3. This Is Halloween

08:52 – 4. Jack’s Lament

11:31 – 5. In the Forest

12:28 – 6. What’s This?

14:51 – 7. Town Meeting Town

16:40 – 8. Jack and Sally Montage

18:53 – 9. Jack’s Obsession

19:33 – 10. Kidnap the Sandy Claws

20:55 – 11. Making Christmas

22:59 – 12. Nabbed

24:30 – 13. Oogie Boogie’s Song

25:46 – 14. Sally’s Song

27:49 – 15. Christmas Eve Montage

31:07 – 16. Poor Jack

33:44 – 17. To the Rescue

35:43 – 18. Finale/Reprise

37:17 – 19. Closing

37:33 – 20. End Title

Links

Composer Quest – A Songwriting and Music Composition Podcast

Skywalking Through Neverland – A Halloween Celebration

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Halloween Supplemental – The Addams Family

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!

Link to buy the 2014 La-La Land Records expanded release of The Addams Family

Release

The Addams Family: Limited Edition La-La Land Records (2014)

Timestamps

04:09 – 2. Main Titles

05:55 – 3. Morning

07:40 – 4. Chess

08:26 – 6. Seances and Swordfights

10:05 – 7. The Tully Crawl/Gone With the Wind/Tully & Fester

12:09 – 8. Bermuda Love/Fester Snoops

13:17 – 10. Playmates (by The Kipper Kids)

13:45 – 11. Open & Enter Vault/Fester Sees Gold/Gold Gliss

14:55 – 12. The Mooche (Performed by Duke Ellington & Irving Mills)

15:52 – 14. Evening

17:11 – 15. A Party… For Me?

18:11 – 16. Pre-Mamushka Violin

18:23 – 17. Mamushka

20:13 – 18. Pugsley Platter/Search/Finding Wednesday

21:11 – 19. I Am That Fool! (Unused)

21:49 – 20. Fester Exposed

23:05 – 22. Thing Gets to Work (Film Version)

25:02 – 23. The Rescue

32:08 – 24. Finale

34:17 – 25. Pre-Seance/Seance Music

35:14 – 28. Addams Family Theatrical Trailer

36;27 – 29. Mamushka (Instrumental and Choir)

37:01 – 30. Waltz Potpourri (Themes Demo)

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Episode 9 – Overlooked Halloween Scores

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!

Buy our third Halloween albumGreenhill Manor” on Bandcamp

Timestamps:

1:34 – Trick ‘r Treat

18:19 – The Orphanage

29:35 – Sleepy Hollow