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.
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.
18 minutes - Recorded by Tim Horemans on 2015-03-05
Patrick Doyle has recently written the score to Disney's Cinderella. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh. This film marks their eleventh collaboration on a film. In this interview composer Patrick Doyle talks about his score to Cinderella and about working with Kenneth Branagh.