DOMINIK SCHERRER

We sit down with Composer Dominik Scherrer and discuss his work on a wide array of projects from Ripper Street to the recent Amazon Original, “The Widow” starring Kate Beckinsale. Dominik and Jake discuss his various award wins and nominations and a whole host of other topics. Have a listen and enjoy! See his bio below!

One of the UK’s top composers, Dominik Scherrer has created award-winning music for some of the finest film and television dramas in recent years. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Starz/BBC’s critically-acclaimed series The Missing, produced by Harry and Jack Williams of Two Brothers Pictures; and recently won his second Ivor Novello Award for his score on Netflix’s Requiem, which he co-composed with Natasha Khan, aka Bat for Lashes. Dominik first won the prestigious British Ivor Novello Award and received a Royal Television Society (RTS) nomination for his riveting score on Ripper Street. He earned two additional Ivor Novello nominations for Amazon’s The Collection and the British crime series Agatha Christie’s Marple. 

 Dominik recently reunited with the Williams brothers to score Amazon’s thriller series The Widow, starring Kate Beckinsale. He also scored the landmark dramas An Inspector Calls and Monroe. He is currently scoring Netflix and BBC’s epic eight-part drama series, The Serpent, based on the phenomenal true story of how one of the 20th century’s most elusive criminals was finally caught and brought to trial.

 Equally accomplished in film scoring, Dominik’s credits include The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz for which Dominik won the Best Music Award at Spain’s Estapona Film Festival; Alice Through The Looking Glass starring Kate Beckinsale; Alina Marazzi’s Tutto Parla Di Te (All About You); and Scenes of a Sexual Nature starring Ewan McGregor and Hugh Bonneville. He scored Appetite starring Ute Lemper, and wrote the film’s title song which reached No. 2 on the UK classical charts. Dominik also created, directed and composed the kinetic opera Hell for Leather, which premiered at Sundance and won 10 awards on the festival circuit.

In addition to scoring film and TV, he produces sound design and composes for fine art installations – most notably for artist Suki Chan – and creates performance music for theatre.

Dominik is a British-Swiss composer and works from his studio in London

MILES HANKINS

We talk to “Long Shot” (Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron) Composer Miles Hankins and take an in-depth look at the process and much more. See his bio below!

Award-winning composer Miles Hankins boasts a diverse body of work spanning the entertainment industry. He most recently co-composed Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron’s upcoming comedy, “Long Shot” with Marco Beltrami, premiering May 3; and also scored the HBO documentary “The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti.” Miles recently received a Sports Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Direction on the HBO documentary series “Being Serena,” and will be honored at the Sports Emmy ceremony May 20.

As an exceptionally creative independent composer, Miles has collaborated with Beltrami on several critically-acclaimed scores including “A Quiet Place,” which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score; Marvel’s “Fantastic Four;” Sony’s “The Shallows;” Universal’s “The Snowman;” and Columbia Pictures’ “The Night Before.” Miles also scored Anonymous Content’s dark comedy “Len & Company,” which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for Best International Feature Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

In addition to film, Miles scored CBS’s primetime series, “3,” executive produced by Chris Columbus, and created the fantasy adventure score for Netflix’s animated series, “Lego Elves: Secrets of Elvendale” and “Lego Elves” which premiered on Disney Channel. He has contributed his musical talents to more than 200 television series across NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, USA, and SYFY for shows such as “Family Guy,” “Burn Notice,” “Flash Gordon,” “The Apprentice,” and “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Miles has received numerous accolades for his work including a Hollywood Music and Media Award nomination for Best Video Game Score on “Honor of Kings” and ASCAP’s Steve Kaplan Award in 2010. He was selected as one of twelve participants in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in 2009 and was awarded by Hans Zimmer as one of five finalists in the 2006 Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition, selected from hundreds of international applicants.

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!