Composer Talk brings you indepth interviews with film music composers about their latest projects, but also about their career and how it all started. We've done over a 100 interviews with Hollywood's biggest composers and as well with upcoming talents.



Interview John Debney


17 minutes - Recorded by Tim Horemans on 2016-03-04

John Debney is an Academy award nominated composer of filmmusic who was distined for a career in Hollywood. As the son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney, John grew up in nearby Glendale, where he began guitar lessons at age six and played in rock bands in college. He began scoring Motion Picture projects as diverse as Star Trek: The Next Generation, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and Sea Quest DSV, for which he won an Emmy for Best Main Title. In 1993 he secured his first studio feature film, the Disney comedy Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler. From there on he wrote music to films such as The Princess Diary 1 & 2, Cutthroat Island, The Passion of the Christ, Iron Man 2, Draft Day, The Spongebob Movie and many more. Recently he wrote the score to The Young Messiah and the upcoming Disney film The Jungle Book.

John Debney: Discography | Filmography

Interview Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL


23 minutes - Recorded by Tim Horemans on 2015-10-17

Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy nominated and multi platinum producer, musician, and composer whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, as well as in the vanguard of exciting new film composers. The foundation for this new career was laid in his native Holland where he created multiple film scores. Later he continued to grow under mentor ships of celebrated composers like Harry Gregson Williams (on “Domino” and “Kingdom of Heaven”) and Klaus Badelt (on “Catwoman”). But things really started to fall into place when Tom started collaborating with Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. As a solo composer he has worked on films such as 300: Rise of an Empire, Divergent, Run All Night and Mad Max: Fury Road. His latest score is Black Mass for director Scott Cooper.

Interview Lorne Balfe


21 minutes - Recorded by Tim Horemans on 2015-06-27

Lorne Balfe is a Grammy-winning, Emmy and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland. His recent credits include DreamWorks Animation’s “Home” starring Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Steve Martin, DreamWorks Animation’s “The Penguins of Madagascar” and “Manny,” a documentary about the life of boxer Manny Pacquiao, which premiered at SXSW. Other composing credits include DreamWorks Animation’s “Megamind” and Ubisoft’s acclaimed game, “Assassin’s Creed III.” Balfe is currently scoring the Paramount Pictures thriller “Captive” starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara, releasing September 18, 2015. He also currently co-scores the hit NBC mini-series “A.D.: The Bible Continues” with Oscar® and Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer. In this interview he talks about his scores to Terminator Genisys, Home and Penguins of Madagascar. About working on video games and about working with Hans Zimmer.

Lorne Balfe: Discography | Filmography


Interview Patrick Doyle
Date: 2015-03-05
Total duration: 18 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Matthew Margeson
Date: 2015-02-07
Total duration: 14 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Craig Safan
Date: 2015-01-19
Total duration: 20 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Joel McNeely
Date: 2014-06-05
Total duration: 27 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Rachel Portman
Date: 2014-05-07
Total duration: 15 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Bruce Broughton
Date: 2013-12-19
Total duration: 34 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Murray Gold
Date: 2013-10-31
Total duration: 29 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Matthew Margeson
Date: 2013-08-04
Total duration: 21 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Henry Jackman
Date: 2013-06-12
Total duration: 33 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Robert Townson
Date: 2013-05-16
Total duration: 39 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Oscar Navarro
Date: 2013-04-30
By John Mansell
Interview with Christopher Tyng
Date: 2013-02-22
By Oscar Flores
Interview John Ottman
Date: 2013-02-19
Total duration: 19 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Kevin Riepl
Date: 2013-02-12
Total duration: 25 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Atli Örvarsson
Date: 2013-02-03
Total duration: 21 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview with James Seymour Brett
Date: 2012-11-30
By Oscar Flores
Interview Yoav Goren
Date: 2012-11-05
Total duration: 22 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview with Ryan Shore
Date: 2012-10-26
By Oscar Flores
Interview James Newton Howard
Date: 2012-10-23
Total duration: 24 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Christopher Young
Date: 2012-09-23
Total duration: 35 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Christopher Lennertz
Date: 2012-03-21
Total duration: 21 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Christophe Beck
Date: 2011-12-08
Total duration: 21 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Brian Tyler
Date: 2011-11-13
Total duration: 25 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Henry Jackman
Date: 2011-11-07
Total duration: 33 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Alexandre Desplat
Date: 2011-11-05
Total duration: 16 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Greg Edmonson
Date: 2011-11-05
Total duration: 19 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Hans Zimmer at the World Soundtrack Awards 2011
Date: 2011-10-22
Total duration: 14 minutes
By Arvid Fossen
Interview Chris Bacon
Date: 2011-03-22
Total duration: 26 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview James Hanningan
Date: 2011-02-23
Total duration: 32 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Sean Murray
Date: 2011-02-16
Total duration: 35 minutes
By Oscar Flores
Interview Jason Graves
Date: 2011-01-18
Total duration: 36 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Richard Jacques
Date: 2010-11-09
Total duration: 30 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Bear McCreary
Date: 2010-10-29
Total duration: 22 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Elliot Goldenthal
Date: 2010-10-24
Total duration: 28 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Ramin Djawadi
Date: 2010-09-28
Total duration: 25 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Doug Adams
Date: 2010-09-23
Total duration: 24 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Michael Wandmacher
Date: 2010-08-11
Total duration: 37 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Brian Tyler
Date: 2010-08-05
Total duration: 35 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Christopher Lennertz
Date: 2010-07-26
Total duration: 24 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview John Ottman
Date: 2010-07-13
Total duration: 20 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Emilio Kauderer Interview
Date: 2010-05-11
Total duration: 30 minutes
By Oscar Flores
Interview: James Peterson
Date: 2010-04-04
Total duration: 37 minutes
By Oscar Flores
Bruno Coulais
Date: 2010-01-21
Total duration: 35 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Marvin Hamlisch
Date: 2010-01-13
Total duration: 7 minutes
By Marie Lise Van Wassenhove
Interview Guy Cuyvers
Date: 2009-11-19
Total duration: 27 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Lisbeth Scott
Date: 2009-11-11
Total duration: 35 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview A.R. Rahman
Date: 2009-10-16
Total duration: 24 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Alexandre Desplat
Date: 2009-10-16
Total duration: 25 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Boris Elkis
Date: 2009-09-08
Total duration: 25 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Theodore Shapiro
Date: 2009-07-17
Total duration: 40 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview John Debney
Date: 2009-07-10
Total duration: 34 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Daniel Licht
Date: 2009-06-23
Total duration: 32 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Jeff Rona
Date: 2009-05-18
Total duration: 47 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Steve Bramson
Date: 2009-04-26
Total duration: 24 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Kaveh Cohen & Michael Nielsen
Date: 2009-04-20
Total duration: 38 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Two Steps From Hell
Date: 2009-04-07
Total duration: 21 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Mark Isham
Date: 2009-03-16
Total duration: 29 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Austin Wintory
Date: 2009-01-20
Total duration: 41 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview John Ottman
Date: 2008-12-12
Total duration: 21 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Alex Wurman
Date: 2008-11-15
Total duration: 23 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Wolfram de Marco
Date: 2008-11-09
Total duration: 35 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Clint Mansell
Date: 2008-10-17
Total duration: 14 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Dario Marianelli
Date: 2008-10-17
Total duration: 15 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview David Arnold
Date: 2008-10-17
Total duration: 30 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Tuur Florizoone
Date: 2008-10-11
Total duration: 32 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Jeff Beal
Date: 2008-10-10
Total duration: 25 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Daniel Tarrab
Date: 2008-10-03
Total duration: 23 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Brian Tyler
Date: 2008-09-16
Total duration: 30 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Mark Kilian
Date: 2008-08-31
Total duration: 16 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Chris Tilton
Date: 2008-08-28
Total duration: 18 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Kevin Kiner
Date: 2008-08-11
Total duration: 20 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Mark Snow
Date: 2008-07-24
Total duration: 20 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Immediate Music
Date: 2008-07-17
Total duration: 30 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Andrew Lockington
Date: 2008-06-25
Total duration: 15 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Trevor Rabin
Date: 2008-06-03
Total duration: 19 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
Date: 2008-05-30
Total duration: 11 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Joel Goldsmith
Date: 2008-04-16
Total duration: 20 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Robert Townson
Date: 2008-04-03
Total duration: 52 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview John Debney
Date: 2008-02-26
Total duration: 22 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Tyler Bates
Date: 2008-01-29
Total duration: 20 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Brian Tyler
Date: 2008-01-22
Total duration: 28 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Jessica De Rooij
Date: 2007-12-06
Total duration: 14 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Marc Streitenfeld
Date: 2007-11-21
Total duration: 13 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Elia Cmiral
Date: 2007-11-07
Total duration: 19 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Alberto Iglesias
Date: 2007-11-06
Total duration: 28 minutes
By Coen Haver
Interview Steve Willaert
Date: 2007-10-28
Total duration: 21 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Mark Mancina
Date: 2007-10-25
Total duration: 19 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Harry Gregson-Williams
Date: 2007-10-19
Total duration: 18 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Maurice Jarre
Date: 2007-10-18
Total duration: 31 minutes
By Arvid Fossen
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Interview Gabriel Yared
Date: 2007-10-18
Total duration: 12 minutes
By Arvid Fossen & Marie-Lise Van Wassenhove
Interview Aaron Zigman
Date: 2007-10-15
Total duration: 10 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Christopher Lennertz
Date: 2007-10-10
Total duration: 18 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview Dirk Brossé
Date: 2007-10-06
Total duration: 21 minutes
By Tim Horemans
Interview George S. Clinton
Date: 2007-09-27
Total duration: 15 minutes
By Tim Horemans