COBRA KAI PT II With Composers Leo Birenberg & Zach Robinson

The boys are back! On their 3rd appearance on our show, Leo, Zach, and Jake discuss the various themes, and motifs from Cobra Kai S2, and a wide array of musical and pop culture glory. Have a listen and enjoy! Also, make sure to get tix to their live event, see below!

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BEN LOVETT

We chat with the incredibly talented Ben Lovett, Composer of the recent film “The Wind” as well as “The Ritual” and much more. We discuss his work in horror, specifically creating the unique soundscape for “The Wind.” Have a listen and enjoy!

PATRICK WARREN

Today we bring you Composer, Patrick Warren. Most recently Patrick has been composing the Showtime hit, “The Chi” (which our host recently discovered is glorious), and Warren also frequently works on studio albums, and has toured with the likes of Tom Waits. We discuss all this and more so sit back and have a listen!

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Darren Fung

Today we focus on talented Composer Darren Fung. He recently scored “Equus: How Horses Shape History,” which was an incredibly interesting watch, and very well-scored. Sit back and have a listen to our chat with Darren!

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Carla Patullo

Check out our latest Artist Spotlight with Composer Carla Patullo, where we discuss her career and specifically her work on the indie-hit, “Porno.” See her Bio below!

Award-winning composer Carla Patullo, also known as White Widow, has created rich and diverse soundscapes for film and television productions that have won awards including a Daytime Emmy, a BAFTA, an Independent Spirit Award, and the GLAAD Media Award.

Last year, Skywalker Sound and the Sundance Institute selected Carla as a Composer Fellow for the 2018 Sundance Film Music and Sound Design Lab, during which she developed her haunting and vocally-driven score to Keola Racela’s horror comedy “Porno” premiering March 9 at SXSW. She is currently working on three documentary features: “Of Shadows,” about animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger; “Canta di Liberta,” about the renowned Italian singer Milva; and Gregorio Davila’s LGBTA doc “LA: A Queer History.” With sounds that ranges from raw industrial to lush orchestral, Carla’s other credits include the award-winning Sundance selection “Spa Night,” and the Outfest selections “Letter to Anita,” “Jeanne Cordova,” and “Choke.”

Carla also co-founded the production company Trick Studio, through which she directed and scored the award-winning animated short film, “Cinderella, a Shadow Ballet,” based on Reiniger’s original 1922 silent film “Aschenputtel.” Carla’s score won her a Global Music Award, and two Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominations for Best Original Score and Best Singer-Songwriter. Carla followed up her success by directing and scoring the critically-acclaimed short, “Lotte That Sihouette Girl,” which earned her a Music+Sound Award nomination for Best Short Film Score, won the American Documentary Film Festival award for Best U.S. Short, was one of the Hottest Shorts at Hot Docs, and shortlisted for a 2018 IDA Award.
In addition to composing, Carla is a prolific songwriter and has had over 100 song placements on Emmy-winning shows, such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Young & the Restless,” “Skins,” and in dance performances by Maddie Ziegler on the show “Dance Moms.” Furthermore, Carla has toured internationally as a solo performer and with her band. Her vocals can be heard on the Microsoft video game “Project Spark,” and the PBS show “Craft in America.” She was also the musical director for actress/comedian Sandra Bernhard’s “I Love Being Me, Don’t You” album tour, which included performances with Liza Minnelli, Rufus Wainwright, and Justin Vivian Bond.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Derek Vanderhorst

We are joined by Mixer, Sound Editor, and all-around sound guy, Derek Vanderhorst to discuss his latest project which recently played at Sundance, “Hala,” and his various other projects. Have a listen!

LORNE BALFE!

Maybe you’re a fan of Mission Impossible: Fallout, or The Crown, or Marcella. Perhaps you’re a gamer who loves Call of Duty and Fifa. Or you could be a Mother/Father that loves watching Lego Batman with the family. Regardless of which of these categories you fall into, you are listening to the genius of Composer Lorne Balfe. This week Jake ventured out to Lorne’s studio to chop it up. Have a listen!

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SUNDANCE SERIES: GRAHAM REYNOLDS

Today we bring you Composer Graham Reynolds. Graham joins the show to discuss his work on this years Sundance hit, “Sister Aimee” and his plethora of work with Richard Linklater including one of our host’s favorites, “A Scanner Darkly.” Have a listen and enjoy! (See below for Graham’s bio).

With over 50 film and television music credits, renowned composer, bandleader and improviser Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for a wide range of disciplines including film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls. Reynolds most recently scored director duo Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann’s “Sister Aimee,” starring Anna Margaret Hollyman, Julia White and Michael Mosley, premiering January 26th at Sundance.

A frequent collaborator with Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater, Reynolds just wrapped up “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” starring Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig, in theaters later this year. He composed and released soundtracks to Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying,” starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne; Sony Pictures Classics’ “Before Midnight,” starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, “Bernie,” starring Jack Black, and the cult classic “A Scanner Darkly,” starring Robert Downey Jr., named ‘Best Soundtrack of the Decade’ by Cinema Retro Magazine. Reynolds also scored the comedy “All Is Bright,” starring Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd, and HBO’s documentary “The Diplomat.”

In addition to film, Reynolds has worked on several television series including the Rooster Teeth Sci-Fi mystery show “Day 5,” PBS documentary series “Stand Up Planet,” and the Hulu comedy series “Up to Speed.”  His original work can also be heard in advertisements starting Jennifer Lawrence and Idris Elba.

Beyond these mediums, Reynolds has released a multitude of critically-acclaimed albums including a twelve album set on Innova Recordings in early 2017.  His Creative Capital Award winning bilingual opera Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance just saw its New York City premiere at Prototype Festival and will continue to tour, and the next full length collaboration with Ballet Austin, “Grimm Tales,” opens at the end of March.  As Artistic Director of the non-profit Golden Hornet, he recently curated and released The Sound of Science (along with virtuoso cellist Jeffrey Zeigler) on National Sawdust Tracks. The album bridges the musical and scientific worlds, celebrating their shared culture of inquiry, and was named an ‘Album You Need to Hear Now’ by NPR.  Reynolds is also a company member of the internationally acclaimed Rude Mechs theater collective and resident composer of Austin’s Salvage Vanguard Theater and Forklift Danceworks.

Graham’s additional accolades include an Independent Music Award, two Frederick R. Loewe Music Theatre Awards, ten Austin Critics Table Awards, the John Bustin Award, and multiple Austin Chronicle Best Composer wins.

Reynolds currently resides in Austin, Texas and works primarily in his newly built Red House Studio.