Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Soundcast Interview: Chad Seiter (Recore)





Soundcast Interview - Chad Seiter (Recore)

Chad Seiter is a prolific composer, arranger and orchestrator for film, television, video games and symphonic concerts, Chad Seiter has composed and produced original music for major Hollywood franchises including Star Trek, Fringe and LOST. In this episode, he talks about his most recent video game project for the XBOX One and Windows 10, RECORE: how he came onto the project, his biggest challenges, working with vocalist Laura Intravia and cellist Tina Guo, what it's like turning music over to a program to decide how it is heard within the game and more!


Episode Highlights

00:01 - Introducing Chad Seiter
02:16 - Working ona Keiji Inafune game
04:12 - The goal for the Recore score
07:10 - Working with Laura Intravia
09:10 - The Biggest Recore challenge
11:42 - Stems in the hands of programs
14:37 - How has the game industry changed for a composer
15:59 - Producing the official soundtrack album
19:28 - The Reprise with Tina Guo
21:43 - The legacy of the Female protagonist


Music Selections

00:00 - "The Eden Tower" (Recore) by Chad Seiter
07:05 - "Main theme" (Recore) by Chad Seiter
19:30 - "Main Theme Reprise" (Recore) by Chad Seiter
35:59 - "Lonely Basin" (Recore) by Chad Seiter



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Friday, September 16, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 12) Reacting to 'The Marvel Symphonic Universe"







Episode 12 - Reacting to "The Marvel Symphonic Universe"

Tony Zhou's Youtube channel "Every Frame a Painting" recently posted one of their most viewed videos to date, "The Marvel Symphonic Universe" where the MCU's original scores are critiqued and demonstrated to be "forgettable" by the general public.  Erik and Christopher react and discuss several of the key points made in the video essay ... some of which they agree with but several of which they do not.  Is the music of the Marvel Cinematic Universe truly forgettable?  If so, why? Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 (ish) minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.


Episode Highlights

00:01 - The Marvel Symphonic Universe
03:35 - Initial Reactions
06:43 - No Emotional Response?
10:11 - Too High Strung
11:08 - Forgettable?
16:40 - Covering the music
19:52 - The Loss of Main Titles
22:03 - The Temp Problem
24:19 - Stay Safe and Sound Bland
33:21 - The Good of this Video
35:15 - Wrap Up


Music Selections

00:00 - "Can You Dig It?" (Iron May 3) by Brian Tyler
35:59 - "Captain America" (Captain America: The First Avenger) by Alan Silvestri



COMPANION PLAYLIST (on Spotify) - Soundcast Stereo Episode 12 Companion Playlist - https://bit.ly/sscp-12

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Notes:

"The Marvel Symphonic Universe" https://youtu.be/7vfqkvwW2fs by

- Brian Satterwhite: https://twitter.com/bmsatter
- Taylor Ramos: https://twitter.com/glassesattached
- Tony Zhou: https://twitter.com/tonyszhou


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Friday, September 02, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 11) - Unexpected Composer Assignments





Episode 11 - Unexpected Composer Assignments

Erik and Christopher react and discuss the recent announcement of Mark Mothersbaugh as composer for the original score to the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.  They go on to have a lengthy discussion about Michael Giacchino for Doctor Strange and a firey discussion about Johan Johannsson for Blade Runner 2.  Lastly, they take a quick dive into some of history's other "unexpected composer assignments" that would have rocked the Internet, had it existed. Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 (ish) minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks. This 11th episode includes 11 minutes of bonus-castiness.


NEW! COMPANION PLAYLIST (on Spotify) - Soundcast Stereo Episode 11 Companion Playlist - https://bit.ly/sscp11

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Episode Highlights

00:04 - Intro + Channel Fact "Fav Mark Mothersbaugh Score?"
01:05 - Reactarok!
10:00 - Doctor Giacchino
17:33 - Blade Runnin' with Johannson
30:22 - Historic Unexpected Announcements 


Music Selections

00:00 - "Powering Up" (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatbalss) by Mark Mothersbaugh
40:48 - "The Lastest Invention" (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatbalss) by Mark Mothersbaugh



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Friday, August 26, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 10) - 21st Century Fav Scores (So Far)

(Episode 10) - 21st Century Fav Scores (So Far)






Episode 10 - 21st Century Fav Scores (So Far)

In reaction to The Playlist's recently published article "The Top 50 Film Scores of the 21st Century So Far,"  Erik and Chris share their own favorite ten scores of the century through 2015.  Their lists contain a few expected titles, but certainly a number of surprise entries as well! Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.  This episode includes 22 minutes of bonus-blah-blah-blah!


Episode Highlights

00:04 - Intro + Channel Fact "What is your fav film chase cue?" (via @IsaacCada1)
01:32 - Reacting to The Playlist's Top 50 Film Scores of the Century (so far)
07:50 - Guess "The Most Likely" (Our first five favs)
17:11 - The Surprise Five (Our second five favs)
50:12 - The Wrap Up and What are your 21st Century Favs?


Music Selections


00:00 - "Mona Lisa Overdrive" (The Matrix Reloaded) by Don Davis/ Juno Reactor
51:11 - "Burly Brawl" (The Matrix Reloaded) by Don Davis/ Juno Reactor


Notes:

The Playlist - "Top 50 Film Scores of the 21st Century So Far"  


HONORABLE MENTIONS LIST (In no particular order):

Eric Woods

The Force Awakens, The Greatest Miracle, The Shipping News, Memoirs of a Geisha, Tron Legacy, Lover's Prayer, On The Beach, Angel, Monster, & Ladies in Lavender.

Christopher Coleman

The Dark Knight (2008), Road to Perdition (2002), The Theory of Everything (Johan Johanness) (2014), The Incredibles (2004), Spirited Away (2001), A.I. (2001), A Beautiful Mind (2001), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Master and Commander The Far Side of the World (2003), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011), The Da Vinci Code (2006), X-Men The Last Stand (2006), Stardust (2007), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Straw Dogs (2011), Oblivion (2011), Jupiter Ascending (2015), John Carter (2013)


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 9) Feedback - "China, Millennials and the Theme"

Episode 9 - Listener Feedback #2


Episode 9 - Listener Feedback #2 "China, Millennials and the Theme"

It's time for listener feedback, so Christopher and Erik take one mega-voice-mail from a long-time listener who responds to the most popular Soundcast Stereo episode to date (Ep. 3 - The State of the Film Music Theme)  Specifically, our listener discusses cultural differences over the "dumbing down" of Hollywood movies and why the film music tastes of the Millennials might be as they are - less appreciative of the classic film music theme. Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.


Episode Highlights

00:00 - Channel 1 and 2
00:57 - An episode with only one piece of feedback?
02:50 - T. Greer responds to "The State of Film Music" (Voice Mail)
14:52 - Feeding back on the feedback
43:46 - The Wrap Up and What should we say? Help us!


Music Selections


00:00 - "The Kraken" (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest) by Hans Zimmer
13:50 - "DNS" (Man of Steel) by Hans Zimmer
45:35 - "Rjuken Sabotage" (Medal of Honor) by Michael Giacchino


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Friday, August 05, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 8) - Does the Stranger Things Score Work?

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Episode 8 - "Does the Stranger Things Score Work?"

Co-hosts Christopher and Erik return to the 80s to discuss the strange things going on in the "Stranger Things" original score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.  They talk about how well (or not) the score works in the hit Netflix series, films and their scores in the same genre, and how alternate approaches to scoring the series may have faired.  Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.


Episode Highlights

00:00 - The Intro
01:08 - What is Stranger Things?
03:06 - Did the score work?
11:29 - Was a more traditional composer needed?
18:41 - Alternative approaches
22:18 - Missed Opportunities
32:52 - Super 8 vs. Stranger Things
37:17 - The Wrap Up


Music Selections


00:00 - "The Way Home" (Earth to Echo) by Joseph Trapanese
19:19 - "Bat in the Hold" (Monster Squad) by Bruce Broughton
21:08 - "Main Titles" (E.T.) by John Williams
24:05 - "The Hand of Fate Part 1" (Signs) James Newton Howard
39:58 - "We'll Fix It in Post-Haste" (Super 8) by Michael Giacchino


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Friday, July 29, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 7) - Wonder Woman: Should a Female Composer be Hired to Score?

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 7) - Wonder Woman: Should a Female Composer be Hired to Score?





Episode 7 - "Should a Female Composer be Hired to Score Wonder Woman?"

Chris and Erik discuss the potentially sensitive question of whether or not a female composer SHOULD be hired to score Patty Jenkin's upcoming WONDER WOMAN film.  Is it mandatory, a good idea, or a bad idea?  What could the repercussions be?  Listener twitter thoughts and comments included!  Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.


Episode Highlights

00:06 - The Intro
02:27 - Political? Proper? Spring-board?
08:05 - Listener Tweets: Hire the right person for the job, male or female.
20:32 - If a female composer was to be chosen, who would your top pick be?
24:16 - Listener Tweets:  Top composer picks
26:18 - Given the director/producers, who do you THINK WILL be hired?
30:36 - The Wrap Up/ How to send us your thoughts


Music Selections


00:00 - "Wonder Woman TV Series S3 Theme" (The Music Of DC Comics: Volume 2)by Charles Fox and Norman Gimble
33:28 - "Is She With You?" (Batman v Superman) by Junkie XL and Hans Zimmer
34:01 - "Wonder Woman" (The Music Of DC Comics: Volume 2) by Arthur Korb


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