Episode 372:
Daniel Pemberton On Music Of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

It’s a welcome return to Soundtracking to our very good friend, the composer Daniel Pemberton, who has provided the score for the simply sensational Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse. We’ll hear plenty of Daniel’s music from the film throughout the conversation, as well of fascinating insights into the process of making the score and the movie.

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Episode 369:
Rob Marshall & Alan Menken On The Music Of The Little Mermaid

We have not one but two guests on our latest episode of Soundtracking, in the shape of Rob Marshall and Alan Menken. Rob has reimagined the 1989 Disney classic, The Little Mermaid, in live action, while composer Alan Menken provided music for both. Edith sat down with Rob and Alan separately to dive deep into the score and songs.

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Episode 368:
Este Haim & Ariel Marx On The Music Of A Small Light

Our latest guests on Soundtracking are two very talented women who have worked together on the music for A Small Light – the brilliantly-told story of Miep Gies, who helped Anne Frank’s family and other Jewish refugees into hiding during World War 2. Ariel Marx provided the score, while Este Haim worked on contemporary reversionings of songs from the era with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and her sister Danielle.

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Episode 367:
Will Lovelace & Dylan Southern On The Music Of Meet Me In The Bathroom

Our latest episode of Soundtracking is with Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, who are the directors of Meet Me In The Bathroom. Based on Lizzy Goodman’s book of the same name, the film tells the story of the rebirth of the New York rock scene at the turn of the Millennium, and features incredible documentary footage of bands like The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and The Moldy Peaches.

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Episode 366:
Asif Kapadia, Vincenzo Lamagna & Sylvie Landra On Creature

We have 3 guests for you in our latest episode, discussing an extraordinary journey which saw the acclaimed English National Ballet’s production of Creature transformed into a film during lockdown. Choreographed by Akram Khan with music from Vincenzo Lamagna, Creature is inspired by Georg Büchner’s expressionist classic Woyzeck, and has echoes of Frankenstein too.

Now, our good friend Asif Kapadia has brought the original stage performance to our screens in spectacular style, aided by Vincenzo and editor Sylvie Landra

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Episode 365:
Rachel Weisz & Alice Birch On The Music Of Dead Ringers

Our latest guests on Soundtracking are Rachel Weisz and Alice Birch, who together are instrumental in bringing us the TV remake of David Croneburg’s classic chiller, Dead Ringers. As well as reprising the Jeremy Irons role as the central twins, Rachel also produced the show, while Alice developed the concept for Amazon Prime and was a driving force behind the script. Here they discuss some of their musical choices and decisions.

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Episode 364:
Composers Gustavo Santaolalla & David Fleming On The Music Of The Last Of Us

It’s been one of the TV events of the year, and we’re delighted to be celebrating its success with two of the composers who worked on it. Based on the 2013 video game, The Last Of Us tells the story of Ellie and Joel as they navigate a post-apocalyptic world in which a mass fungal outbreak has caused humanity to collapse, with the infected turned into bloodthirsty Zombie-like creatures. The game was scored by Gustavo Santaolalla, who returns to work alongside David Fleming on the HBO show – which you can watch on Sky and Now TV.

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Episode 363:

Our latest guest on Soundtracking is the actor and director, Diego Luna. Diego is, of course, the star of Andor, which you can watch now on Disney +. If you haven’t seen season one yet, you need to change that right now so you’re ready for season 2, which is currently in production. Hurrah! Here Diego discusses Nicholas Britell’s score, the brilliance of showrunner Tony Gilroy, and why he believes his has been so popular with audiences and critics.

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Episode 362:
John Boyega On Breaking

Our latest guest on Soundtracking is the very lovely, very charming and very brilliant actor, John Boyega. John can currently be seen in Breaking on home entertainment formats – a heist drama based on true events in which a financially stricken veteran threatens to blow up a bank unless he receives a payment he is owed from his time in the Marines. Such a treat to have him along, we hope you enjoy.

Episode 361:
Chad Stahelski & Keanu Reeves On The Music Of John Wick: Chapter 4

It’s a welcome return to Soundtracking to Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves to discuss their work together on John Wick: Chapter 4. The pair have clearly had huge amounts of fun making this – and all – the John Wick films, and their passion for and dedication to building Wick-World is plain for all to see on screen. It’s a great chat, which we very much hope you enjoy!

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Episode 360:
Director Raine Allen-Miller on Rye Lane

Our latest guest on Soundtracking is the super-smart, super-likeable and super-exciting young talent, Raine Allen-Miller – whose directorial debut feature Rye Lane brims with charm, wit, energy and panache. Set in Peckham and Brixton, it tells the story of Yas and Dom – two twenty-somethings who meet in the wake of their respective breakups and bond over the course of an exceedingly eventful day. Rye Lane is scored by the wonderful producer and composer Kwes – and we must say a big thanks to everyone at Warp Records for providing us with his as yet unreleased cues.

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Episode 359:
Composer Rachel Portman DIscusses Her Career

Our latest guest on Soundtracking is composer Rachel Portman. Rachel has just released an album of her film music re-versioned and performed by her called Beyond The Screen – Film Works On Piano, and it is a very lovely thing indeed.

The other reason we wanted to put out the interview this week is that Rachel was the first ever woman to collect an Oscar for composing – for Emma, back in 1996.

Congratulations to all this year’s winners!

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Episode 358:
Jon Favreau On The Music Of The Mandalorian

358 episodes in, and the man who kicked it all off for Soundtracking returns for a third time. Jon Favreau was the very first guest Edith recorded for the podcast – for which we’re forever grateful – and here he is again to discuss The Mandalorian, the brilliant show he created for Disney +. Season 3 is streaming weekly now.

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Episode 357:
Peyton Reed On The Music Of Ant-Man & Wasp: Quantumania

Our latest guest on Soundtracking is Peyton Reed, director of Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania.

The third instalment of the series, it follows our eponymous heroes as they explore the magnificently realised Quantum realm, encountering all kinds of fantastical creature on the way

As with the previous two films, Quantumania is scored by Christophe Beck

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Episode 356:
Son Lux On The Music Of Everything Everywhere All At Once

Our latest guests on Soundtracking are Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia and Ian Chang, who come together under the banner of Son Lux.

And under that banner, they provided the music for Daniels Kwan and Scheinert’s mind-bending multiverse romp, Everything Everywhere All At Once. The score had to mirror the complexity of the narrative without confusing matters further. No mean feat, but one they manage to pull off with some considerable panache.

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