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 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

http://www.scorecastonline.com/2014/06/28/scorecast-44-conrad-pope/

Begins @ 36:00

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I'm making my way through this and there's some excellent 'nitty-gritty' John Williams anecdotes. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to know more about the intricacies of the composer/orchestrator relationship than you usually get in interviews.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Actually, the interview begins at: 36:02, not 0:36 seconds in.


Film composers Deane Ogden and Brian Ralston are very entertaining as co-hosts.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

This is really terrific. Especially for composers working with real musicians. It's like a master class.

Just as a side note- I learned more about music working with Bill Stromberg than I did in three years of music classes in university. Guys like Pope and Stromberg are invaluable resources when it comes to understanding the orchestra.

I love Pope's bit about midi composers. So true. So very true. Love the woodwind comment especially.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I'm going to listen to this again tomorrow because it had so many great nuggets of info. I loved the comments he made about Jerry and also Horner at the end. Conrad knows his stuff. Oh, and hearing about the Godzilla orchestra and why Desplat had such a big ensemble (for the immense divisi possibilities)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Jon Lewis   (Member)

Looking forward to listening to this. The guy is worth listening to in his own right as a composer: The Presence was my favorite film score recording of its year.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2014 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

bump for those that missed this.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2014 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

This was the most informative look at the business from a seasoned pro who is both gracious and quite candid in this interview.

I've listened through a few times.

 
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