Saw the Joker. The score was awesome. Wonder how much was the director’s vision, how much was the composer’s? How much was them fighting about it or not? A lot […]

Just finished a film where I was asked to play piano the way I like to play piano. This only happened once before, for a cartoon, but this time it’s […]

viewing a tutorial about lydian modes. guy talked about hollywood composers inclination to utilize this, then played an excerpt of beethoven doing it. next he says beethoven is using the […]

At an informal composers meeting people discussed the latest films they were working on and one guy said he was asked to score a science fiction feature about a planet […]

Almost 20 years ago a producer called me and asked if I could do him a huge favour. He was working with a director in France and she needed music […]

george lucas loved kurosawa’s the hidden fortress, about a family dynasty in medieval japan almost wiped out, who need to move the remaining princess through enemy territory and a trusted […]

A film released in 2018, now on Youtube. Two middle aged guys talk to Ornette Coleman in his apartment. They are visiting a master musician near the end of his […]

Director said “You read my mind. I don’t know how you did it but it’s perfect.” I could pat myself on the back but it’s so far from the truth. […]

Have to decide whether to try imitating the temp track, which they are attached to and which I don’t find good or make up things that amuse me which come […]

The director told me she really likes the temp music she hired me to replace. She said “by all means please do anything you think of but I really really […]