ADAM DORN

After witnessing one of the greatest games in NFL history, in person, Jake ventures out to Adam Dorn’s studio. Adam is a versatile Composer who has worked on a wide variety of projects such as Showtime’s “Enemies,” and of course, one of the most popular Podcasts ever, “Serial” (season 3). Jake and Adam talk about all this and much more so have a listen! (see Adam’s bio below).

Multi-talented composer Adam Dorn has lent his expertise to countless feature films, television series and documentaries. Dorn’s music will be heard on Showtime’s upcoming docuseries, “Enemies,” from Oscar and Emmy-winning director Alex Gibney, premiering November 18. The four-part docuseries provides an in-depth look into the long history of conflict between American presidents and the FBI, and features a dark, melodic musical palette.

Dorn recently scored Season 3 of the Peabody-winning investigative journalism podcast, “Serial,” which holds an ongoing record as the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads and streams in iTunes’ history. Earlier this year, Dorn scored HBO’s critically acclaimed documentary and Sundance selection “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind,” directed by Emmy-winner Marina Zenovich. This was Dorn’s second collaboration with Zenovich, having previously scored the Emmy-nominated film “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic” which won the NAACP Image Award for Best Television Documentary.

Dorn’s other credits include scoring HBO’s Emmy-nominated docuseries, “The Weight of the Nation,” from thirty-one-time Emmy-winning producer Sheila Nevins and four time Emmy-winning producer John Hoffman; the trilogy reboot of the “Kickboxer” action film series; and Melissa McCarthy’s TV Land comedy, “Nobodies.” Additionally, Dorn scored the end credits for AMC’s Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated crime drama, “Better Call Saul,” and reimagined the music for ESPN’s iconic sports program, “Around The Horn,” hosted by Tony Reali.

Beyond his career as a composer of prestige documentaries, film and television, Dorn is a successful jazz-oriented dance music producer and DJ. Under the moniker Mocean Worker, his music can be heard in numerous films and television shows including “The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Bourne Supremacy,” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

Dorn is the son of renowned jazz and R&B producer Joel Dorn. Growing up, he was mentored by Grammy-winning producer and musician Marcus Miller and had the honor of working with jazz legend Miles Davis.

In conjunction to his apprenticeship with Miller, Dorn studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and is an accomplished bassist. He currently resides in Los Angeles after living in New York City for the better part of 25 years.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DAVID NORLAND

Well, HBO has done it again. They have put out an amazing piece of work, based on a true story, filled with great actors, from a great Director, and of course, scored by an amazing Composer. That film is “My Dinner with Hervé,” and that Composer is David Norland. He is the focus of this week’s Artist Spotlight!

ROBBIE NEVIL

Our host was lucky enough to sit down with prolific song-writer and producer Robbie Nevil. Robbie has written with many of the greats, and has had an absurd amount of success placing music in Film/TV. Jake and Robbie discuss his illustrious career which included Billboard hits, as well as writing the music for Hannah Montana. Nevil gives great insight into the business that should be considered invaluable for aspiring musicians.

 

MICHAEL D. SIMON

We are incredibly excited to be joined by Emmy-Nominated Composer, Michael D. Simon. Michael earned his Emmy nom composing the ABC series, Once Upon a Time, and has been working along side Cindy O’Connor & Mark Isham on the show basically since its inception. Jake and Michael discuss Once, and much more. Have a listen!

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Joseph Fraioli

Today we sit down with Sound Designer Joseph Fraioli. He recently did his thang on the Film, “Kin” Starring Myles Truitt, James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid. This movie is a Sci-Fi, futuristic thriller, so it goes without saying, sound design played a huge role in the film. We get into the inner-workings of the design on “Kin” and much more! Also up-top we talk to Devin Gati once again as he allows me to yell at him about today’s hip-hop…..once again. Enjoy!

JACOB SHEA

Today’s guest is one of the hottest young composers in the business right now. Jacob Shea worked under Hans Zimmer for years honing his craft, until eventually becoming the lead guy at Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop. He has composed Blue Planet II as well as Planet Earth II and a plethora of others. Jake and Jacob chat about his beginnings, working under Hans, and the projects he has scored recently.

FILMMAKERS: THEO LOVE and AMY & BRYAN STORKEL

Our host Sits down with Filmmakers Theo Love, Bryan Storkel, and Amy Storkel. They Discuss their latest film, “The Legend of Cocaine Island” which was recently picked up by Netflix Originals after exploding onto the scene at the Tribeca Film Festival. As usual Jake gets everyone sidetracked as they discuss Oscar-Crashing, Card-Counting, and so much more. Have a listen!

MARTIN TILLMAN

This week Jake sits down with renowned Cellist and Composer, Martin Tillman. Martin has worked in the studio with some of the biggest musicians in the world, composed with Hans Zimmer on projects like Black Hawk Down as well as others, and has scored many of his own projects as well. Recently, Martin scored the Emmy Nominated HBO Doc, Cries From Syria. Listen as they discuss all this and more!

SEAN CALLERY

We are beyond excited to have Sean Callery on the show this week. Our host headed out to Sean’s studio in Los Angeles to discuss his recent Emmy nomination for Jessica Jones, and of course his work on Homeland, 24, Elementary, and so much more. The two dive into his creative process, his inspirations, how he approaches the score for specific characters in his shows, and his study of actors to aid him in the scoring process. It was a fascinating chat, so sit back and have a listen!