INTERVIEW WITH RYAN AMON
A few days ago I had the incredible opportunity to get in touch with the very talented and promising American composer: Ryan Amon, who is mostly known for his score for the sci-fi spectacle Elysium, casting Jodie Foster and Matt Damon. For the gamers among us, he also wrote the music for Bloodborne and Assassin’s Creed Unity. He also composed some concert works in neo-classical style, like Immortality, Consciousness, Pandora and The Sketchbook.
After having a introduced myself briefly, Ryan Amon agreed to have an interview with me for Filmmusicsite.com.
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.
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.