Sound of Cinema
BBC Radio 3
Series of programmes exploring film music
He's the man who gave us the music for A Study in Terror, The Final Countdown, and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. He worked with John Barry, Henry Mancini and Jacques Cousteau, whistled on the River Kwai, played flute on the Lion in Winter and saxophone on Goldfinger. Matthew Sweet meets the English film composer John Scott.
Women Super Heroes
Matthew Sweet considers music for the female super hero and talks exclusively to composer Pinar Toprak who's written the score for the much anticipated new Captain Marvel film, released this weekend to coincide with International Women's Day. Featuring music from Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Super Girl, X Men, The Avengers, and The Fantastic Four, plus a rallying cry for equal pay from Bat Girl in 1972.
Video Game Music: Lines, Loops and Layers
Exactly how do you set about composing music for a video game? As part of Radio 3 and 6Music's exploration of video game music - "High Scores" - Matthew Sweet visits the studio of composer Stephen Baysted, who is presently engaged with major Hollywood gaming franchise - to discover some of the unique composing techniques that the medium demands. Matthew also features a selection of music from some ear-grabbing contemporary gaming scores including those for the remarkably popular Final Fantasy, God of War, Assassin's Creed, Civilisation, Skyrim, and Call of Duty franchises.
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