I was very lucky to spend time with Daniel Pemberton a few months back when he invited me to his creative space in London. It was a glorious few hours talking about the fantastic scores he’s produced for some of the biggest names in film. I also got to see first hand, just how reactive to a project Daniel can be as he worked on the Oceans 8 score right in front of me.
It’s always a treat when we have return guests. Ron Howard very kindly came back for more chat around his relationship with music, both personally and professionally. To say his enthusiasm for his work is infectious, would be a complete understatement. Considering how long he’s been in the business, it’s revelatory to speak to someone who genuinely gets a kick out of what they do. Please come again Ron.
When I went along to chat to Hugh Grant about music, I have to admit I thought our discussion was going to be quite limited to a few roles that had involved his character using music for comedic or narrative reasons. LIttle did I know how involved he was with music when producing, how much attention he pays to that side of film making and that he makes emotional playlists to get him to certain places. Enjoy learning a little bit more about the very funny and brilliant Hugh Grant.
He’s made us all laugh, a lot, over the years and continues to push the boundaries of satirical comedy. What some of you might notn know is the extent to which Armando loves Classical music. It was such a lovely morning spent chatting with Armando about so many of his amazing projects, including The Death of Stalin, Alan Partride, The Thick of It along with his passion for music.
Finally we can share this with you. It’s not the best quality, which was totally out of our control, but I think David and Don’s genuine love and enthusiasm for all things Bond is a wonderful listen. I hope you enjoy
I’ll say now that there are NO spoilers in this, I’d only seen 20 mins of the film before doing the interview. They were awesome and we covered so much ground. Avengers Infinity War and working with Alan Silversti, Arrested Development, Henry Jackman’s work on Captain America, the genius that is Mark Mothersbaugh and Ludwig Göransson. Enjoy
Sorry it’s a tad late but I promise it’s well worth waiting for. The modesty of the man is in itself mesmerising let alone the quality and creativity that crashes through all of his work be it music videos, Children’s books or feature films. Enjoy Garth as much as I did hanging out with him.
John Simm is such an accomplished actor, one with music very much at the heart of a lot of what he does. Enjoy this entertaining and fun ride through his relationship with music, both professionally and personally.
There are so many things that make me extremely proud of with this weeks episode. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did planning, researching and recording this episode. Thanks to all the team at Everyman Cinema for helping us put it on and Alex, Geoff & Ben for your time and Bear stories.
I know I say this a lot but haging out with Todd Haynes was a total joy. His knowledge and enthusiasm for both film and music is infectious. With his new film Wonderstruck, Composer Carter Burwell had his work cut out for him. The results are magnificent. We also looked back over some of Todds amazing previous work. Enjoy.
I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to share this with you. All good things are worth waiting for and this was a big deal for us at Soundtracking for many reasons. Composer Lorne Balfe very kindly gave up his precious time to come along to our first Soundtracking Live event at the BFI towards the end of last year. It was a real moment for us and we are very grateful to both Lorne for his generosity and the BFI for including us in their programme. It would take a very long time to list all the films that Lorne has been part of, we will most definitely be revisiting him for Part 2.
Garth Davis is a director whose work has impressed me from the start. Top Of The Lake to the award winning Lion, Garth Davis is a hugely talented film maker. His exploration of the life of Mary Magdalene is beautiful, It’s was really special to get the chance to talk to him about all those things and working with Jóhann Jóhannsson on what would unfortunately be his last score.
When you get the call, asking if you’d like to come up to the legendary Air Studios and watch a score being recorded. It’s a YES every time. Thanks to Tom Holkenborg for allowing me into his session to chat and watch. And Director Roar for the time to chat about his Tomb Raider in this weeks Soundtracking in partnership with the EE BAFTAS
I remember being told about the film Ratcatcher by my very dear friend Gary Lightbody many years ago, I instantly fell in love with the incredible work of Lynne Ramsay. Since then i’ve marvelled and rejoiced in her work. This was a dream to not only chat to Lynne but to do it in front of a live audience at the Glasgow Film Festival. Here we talk about her new film, You Were Never Really Here and working once again with Johnny Greenwood, as well as the aforementioned Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar and We Need To Talk About Kevin.
I’m sure you have been waiting as long as I have for these two to work together again. To think that a tweet would result in me having one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had since launching this podcast. Duncan and Clint very kindly gave up their time to head to a studio in LA and that’s where we recorded this chat. Unfortunately I was in London. I hope you enjoy our chat about Mute and Moon and Chesney Hawkes.
I think i’ve said it all already. It’s pretty clear i’m a big fan of Greta Gerwig and with Lady Bird, her first outing as writer/director she’s surpassed all of my expectations. I think it’s a pretty perfect film; performances, relationships and music all relatable and connect on such a personal level. I hope you enjoy listening to what is hopefully the first episode of Soundtracking in Partnership with EE thatf features Greta Gerwig.
Ryan Coogler is such an exciting and important film maker and he really was the only voice that could do Black Panther justice and bring to a huge audience. Along with his Executive Producer Nate Moore they have created something truly wonderful. It was a real joy to have time with both of them to talk music for Soundtracking.
In our latest episode of Soundtracking in Partnership with the EE BAFTAS we bring you award winning director Asif Kapadia. I actually caught up with him a few months back when he was promoting the Netflix series Mindhunter, of which he directed a number of episodes. I was totally captivated by his genuine enthusiasm not just for our conversation but in sharing his experiences. I hoep you enjoy our journey.
You just have to say the word ‘Pixar,’ and I guarantee you will smile from the inside out. So many great characters, memories, emotions and memorable musical moments. It was a real joy to sit down and chat to the team behind the new phenomenon,’ Coco,’ along with their memories of working on the Toy Story films, Cars, Monsters Inc and many more. I give you the wonderful Writer/Director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla Anderson.
This latest episode of Soundtracking in partnership with the EE BAFTAS is with a man who has a few of his own along with 4 oscars and many other deserving accolades. His work with Aardman Animations is something we have all grown up with and it was such a treat to sit down with Nick Park and talk about his incredible career.
This picture kind of sums up how much I enjoy spending time with Joe Wright. Always a joy, his humour and stories are wonderful and his enthusiasm for his craft should be celebrated. His new film Darkest Hour is fabulous, not only for Gary Oldmans performance but Joe’s vision. I hope you enjoy our chat on this weeks Soundtracking in partnership with the EE BAFTAS.
Ladies and gentleman I present to you this years EE BAFTA Rising Star nominees; Tessa, Daniel, Florence, Josh and Timotheé. All of them have provided some of the most memorable performances this year. It’s upto you to decide who will be crowned the EE Rising Star, but before you do, lets meet them all in this weeks Episode of Soundtracking, in partnership with the EE BAFTAS
If you’ve seen In Bruges or Seven Psychopaths and enjoyed them as much as we did, you are in for one hell of a treat with the latest offering from Martin McDonagh. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is brilliant. And as you can see from the smile on my face in the picture, I had a lot of fun with Martin in this latest Soundtracking, in partnership with the EE BAFTAS
What a fantastic way to celebrate our 70th episode, not only with the phenomenal Will Poulter but also starting our 3 month partnership with he EE BAFTAS. I first interviewed Will with Garth Jennings back for the awesome Son Of Rambow and it’s thrilling to watch him grow and flourish as an amazing actor.