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Interview with Joel McNeely

The composer resurrects his major studio career with “A Million Ways to Die in the West” as he goes gunning with Seth MacFarlane to bring back a classic Hollywood scoring sound

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Interview with Dustin O’Halloran

April 1, 2014

A composer who sees in colors hears a silently anguished musical relationship of “Breathe In”

Interview with Edwin Wendler

February 10, 2014

A composer with a very particular set of skills helps John Ottman bring “Non-Stop” in for a safe score landing

Interview with Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau

January 21, 2014

A comedy scoring team is funny without dying when it comes to the songs spoofs and straight-faced scoring of “Anchorman 2” and the Funny or Die gang

Interview with Mark Orton

November 6, 2013

The wearer of a rurally eccentric Tin Hat travels on the oddball, and heartfelt road to “Nebraska”

Interview with Lorne Balfe

October 8, 2013

A prolific team player declares his own distinctively versatile voice between hunting the enigmatic author “Salinger,” stalking a serial killer across “The Frozen Ground” and taking a spiritual videogame leap “Beyond Two Souls”

Interview with Laurent Eyquem

September 4, 2013

A French composer hears his own personal struggles as he scores the story of South Africa’s most controversially iconic woman

Interview with Frederik Wiedmann

July 9, 2013

A young composer becomes the newest super-scoring member of DC animation’s Justice League

Interview with Graham Reynolds

May 30, 2013

Richard Linklater’s favorite Austin composer plays his relationship worldview for the talk “Before Midnight”

Interview With Steven Allen Fox

March 6, 2013

The conductor of the Golden State Pops Orchestra talks about bringing film music to concert life as he prepares to celebrate Varese Sarabande Records’ 35th anniversary