Interviews - Composers


Inner Soundtrack: Composer Jerskin Hendrix on Poor Things

Kathryn Hunter and Emma Stone in Poor Things (Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos, courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

Jerskin Fendrix’s 2020 album Winterreise wends through a bog of squelchy pop textures—discordant bursts of rubbery noise, percussion lines that sound banged-out rather than played, synthesizers overextended to within an inch of their lives. Upbeat melodies and Dada sloganeering are…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2023

A Collective Voice: Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir on Women Talking

A young, white Mennonite woman looks in the distance, with an older woman in the background behind her.Claire Foy in Women Talking, courtesy of MGM

Upon winning an Oscar for scoring Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir dedicated it “to the girls, to the women, to the mothers, to the daughters, who hear the music bubbling within,” telling them in her acceptance speech to “please speak up.” So,…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2022

“Pretend Sonic Youth Composed the Score to Jaws“: Deakin and Geologist of Animal Collective on Scoring The Inspection

22 years after the release of their debut album, the Baltimore-bred quartet Animal Collective is as prolific as ever. Members Avey Tare (Dave Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb) and Geologist (Brian Weitz) released their 11th studio album…  Read more

By Dec 2, 2022

“Film Can Be a Powerful Medium for Disrupting Assumptions About What Is Normal”: Evan Bode on His Student Short Film Showcase Winner Thine Own Self

Colorful clay entities float through the sky in Evan Bode's short Thine Own SelfColorful clay entities float through the sky in Evan Bode's short Thine Own Self

Currently a candidate for an MFA in Syracuse University’s film program, Evan Bode recently pursued a cinematic undertaking that is staggeringly bold in its sheer gumption. Though he had never formally dabbled in helming animated films, Bode decided to use…  Read more

By Aug 15, 2022

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