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February Issue of FSM Online Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/18/2015 - 2:00 AM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. For this month’s cover story, Kyle Renick met up with Academy Award-nominee Jóhann Jóhannsson in New York City to talk about THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. Also this issue, Cary Wong measures up the Oscar contenders in Wong’s Turn; MATTHEW MARGESON goes undercover with Henry Jackman for KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE; the conclusion of Gold Rush’s comprehensive look at the life and music of ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD; JASON GRAVES scores the alternate-reality adventure game THE ORDER: 1886; an interview with author STEPHEN C. MEYER about his book, EPIC SOUND: MUSIC IN POSTWAR HOLLYWOOD BIBLICAL FILMS; a biblical Score Restore uncovers and extended ALFRED NEWMAN cue from DAVID AND BATHSHEBA; the second half of John Cockshaw’s artistic interpretation of LORD OF THE RINGS, inspired by the scores of HOWARD SHORE; the producers of SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY chat about their work on the upcoming documentary; a new column, THE NOIR FILES, explores the dark world of film-noir music; an audio commentary and review of the new album of CHRISTOPHER GUNNING’s 2003 score to POLLYANNA; Soundtrack Obscurities offers some forgotten gems to fend off winter cabin fever; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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January FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 1/19/2015 - 2:00 AM
The January edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, enjoy our many annual YEAR IN REVIEW features, with contributions from Kyle Renick, Jon & Al Kaplan, Tim Burden, Cary Wong, Saul Pincus and Gergely Hubai. Also in this issue, NICK URATA and JASON LAROCCA discuss their work on PADDINGTON; CRAIG SAFAN revisits THE LAST STARFIGHTER; ILAN ESHKERI scores STILL ALICE; JOHN LUNN returns to DOWNTON ABBEY for its fifth season; GEOFF ZANELLI goes rogue with MORTDECAI; the second part of Gold Rush's in-depth look at ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD; more embedded audio clips, score reviews and more.
 
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December FSMO Is Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 12/18/2014 - 2:00 AM
The ho-ho-holiday edition of FSM ONLINE is now live, and this month it's REALLY full. The cover story is a Doug Adams interview with HOWARD SHORE about his final journey to Middle-earth in THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, plus ROSEWATER and MAPS TO THE STARS. Also this issue, ALEX EBERT channels '80s-era synth in A MOST VIOLENT YEAR; jazz pianist JASON MORAN scores his first feature with the Martin Luther King, Jr., film SELMA; NORA KROLL-ROSENBAUM and LAURA KARPMAN chat about their collaboration on the HBO doc REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG; Cary Wong looks at awards season in his annual Memo to the Academy; a special director's commentary with JAMES MARSH about THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING; go back 50 years with an in-depth analysis of GOLDFINGER by JOHN BARRY; an interview with author CHRISTINE GENGARO about her book, LISTENING TO STANLEY KUBRICK; a CLOCKWORK ORANGE Score Restore brings back a lost WENDY CARLOS cue; an artistic interpretation of LORD OF THE RINGS, inspired by the scores of HOWARD SHORE; WINIFRED PHILLIPS talks video game scoring and LITTLEBIGPLANET 3; JEROME LEROY shares his experiences with A BETTER PLACE; a review of ALEXANDRE DESPLAT's London Symphony Orchestra concert; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/19/2014 - 2:00 AM
The November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live, and it's packed to the gills with great stuff! This month’s cover story is an interview with ALEXANDRE DESPLAT about his score to the Alan Turing biopic, THE IMITATION GAME. Also this issue, HENRY JACKMAN combines his animation and Marvel experience in BIG HERO 6; MARCO BELTRAMI and BUCK SANDERS talk about going avant-garde on their “dream project,” THE HOMESMAN; an interview with LA-LA LAND RECORDS delves into the history of the label and what’s coming soon; we catch up with J. RALPH and his latest documentary scoring and songwriting for GARNET’S GOLD, FINDING VIVIAN MAIER and VIRUNGA; GOLD RUSH takes us to Vienna and the early life of ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD; SARAH SCHACHNER rocks the baroque for ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY; a GYPSY MOTHS Score Restore uncovers a lost ELMER BERNSTEIN cue; a special WONG’S TURN gives you your 2014 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE; discover four scores from the movies of Michael Caine with SOUNDTRACK OBSCURITIES; TORN PAGES explores three rejected horror scores; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 10/17/2014 - 2:00 AM
The October edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover stories are a pair of articles about percussion-driven scores/movies: the first is on JUSTIN HURWITZ and his big band-influenced music for WHIPLASH, the other, an interview with ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ about BIRDMAN's drums-only, “striking” score; TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS discuss GONE GIRL and their working relationship with David Fincher; GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA scores his first animated feature, THE BOOK OF LIFE; JAMES S. LEVINE talks about his work on the FX series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW; an audio interview with PATRICK NEIL DOYLE about his debut score to THE LEGEND OF LONGWOOD; a Halloween-themed GOLD RUSH takes a look at KING KONG, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and SPELLBOUND; detailed reports from the 52ND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL and GAME MUSIC CONNECT 2014; TORN PAGES explores two rejected scores from SEE NO EVIL; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 9/17/2014 - 2:00 AM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with DARIO MARIANELLI on his first animated score, for THE BOXTROLLS. Also in this issue are an interview with JOHN DEBNEY about his score to History’s HOUDINI; DANIEL LICHT discusses life after DEXTER; JAN A. P. KACZMAREK scores the Polish documentary JOANNA; INON ZUR composes RECLAIM; an audio interview with DENNIS SANDS about his illustrious score-mixing career; GOLD RUSH returns with a look at the roots of film scoring and leitmotif; SCORE RESTORE takes another look at a cue from DAVID SHIRE’s score to THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE; WONG’S TURN checks out the intersection of classical and film music; TORN PAGES uncovers a lost score by ELMER BERNSTEIN; more embedded audio clips, and more.
 
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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/18/2014 - 2:00 AM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with TYLER BATES on his prominent work for the Marvel blockbuster GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Also in this issue are an interview with BRIAN TYLER about his scores to TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, INTO THE STORM and THE EXPENDABLES 3; MARCELO ZARVOS discusses his writing on EXTANT and RAY DONOVAN; a shocking SCORE RESTORE from ALAN SILVESTRI’S THE ABYSS; MARCO BELTRAMI scores THE GIVER; CARL THIEL co-composes SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; an audio interview with STEPHAN EICKE concerning his new soundtrack label CALDERA; LAURA KARPMAN, MIRIAM CUTLER and LOLITA RITMANIS discuss the ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN FILM COMPOSERS; WONG’S TURN's Fall 2014 Preview; FREDDY SHEINFELD and ELIK ALVAREZ discuss their contributions to Venezuelan film music; an utterly ANONYMOUS Torn Pages; more embedded audio clips, and more.
 
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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 7/15/2014 - 2:00 AM
The July edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with MAX RICHTER on the new HBO series, THE LEFTOVERS, discussing how the producers first approached him because of their interest in his existing album works, which he ended up adapting and expanding upon. Also in this issue are a detailed report from DAVID ARNOLD: LIVE IN CONCERT, with an interview and video; JOSEPH TRAPANESE goes solo with EARTH TO ECHO; a behind-the-scenes chat with the creators of MUSIC BOX RECORDS; MICHAEL PENN scores MASTERS OF SEX and GIRLS; KEVIN RIEPL tackles the latest CABIN FEVER outing; a DELERUE Score Restore featuring THE FRENCH REVOLUTION; Cary Wong rounds up the Broadway season; even more stuff from France with TORN PAGES; a MARIO GRIGOROV Downbeat; a Golden-Age Soundtrack Obscurities; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 6/17/2014 - 2:00 AM
The ridiculously jam-packed June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. The cover story is an interview with CHRISTOPHE BECK on scoring the Tom Cruise blockbuster EDGE OF TOMORROW, in which the composer discusses filling the shoes of John Powell, having to avoid writing “movie music” and more. Also in this issue are the conclusion of our audio interview with JOHN POWELL, covering even more on his recent attacks on film music, plus his concert works, and more HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2; a three-way COSMOS Score Restore with all three ALAN SILVESTRI main titles; STEVE JABLONSKY shares his experiences working with Michael Bay on TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION; interviews with SEAN CALLERY of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, JEFF RUSSO of FARGO and JEFF BEAL for the PBS documentary WHEN I WALK; FRANK ILFMAN discusses his work on BIG BAD WOLVES, plus a rare composer commentary with video; Tim Greiving reports from the recent TELEVISION ACADEMY CONCERT; Dave Norris covers the live-to-picture MICHAEL GIACCHINO Star Trek concerts at Royal Albert Hall; a CHINATOWN Torn Pages/Score Restore combo; more embedded audio clips, and more. Whew!
 
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Next FSM ONLINE Issue Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/19/2014 - 2:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an exciting audio interview with the refreshingly outspoken JOHN POWELL on his work on the upcoming blockbuster HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, plus EXCLUSIVE AUDIO and COMPOSER COMMENTARY. Also in this issue are an interview with JOHN OTTMAN on X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, in which he discusses Bryan Singer’s goal to “compete with modern scoring”; JOEL McNEELY details his western comedy score for Seth MacFarlane’s A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST; NATHAN BARR chats about THE AMERICANS Season 2 and the final season of TRUE BLOOD; JOE KRAEMER goes from Tom Cruise to a FAVOR; BEN FOSTER scores the BBC doc HIDDEN KINGDOMS; MATTHEW LLEWELLYN digs DEEP IN THE DARKNESS; a concert review of the Belfast Film Festival’s celebration of PATRICK DOYLE; a very nerdy Wong’s Turn; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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