The Annotator
The Annotator
Christopher Coleman
The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores. In every episode, a composer tells the creation story of their music used in some of today's top film, television and video game soundtracks.
Scott Bomar - My Name is Dolemite
In this episode, Scott Bomar discusses his research into and how he paid homage to the blaxsploitation genre of the 1970s for his original score to "My Name is Dolemite."
Dec 24, 2019
18 min
Finishing Move [Brian Lee White / Brian Trifon] - Borderlands 3
In this episode FINISHING MOVE, composers Brian Lee White and Brian Trifon share their approach to writing music for a few select environments and boss battles from Borderlands 3.
Dec 16, 2019
16 min
Raison Varner - Borderlands 3
In this episode, RAISON VARNER describes the complexities for writing a score for an RPG-shooter hybrid game and the conceptual approach he ended up taking.
Dec 9, 2019
20 min
Joseph Trapanese - Lady and the Tramp (2019)
In this episode, composer Joe Trapanese shares how he embraced the famous "Bella Notte" from the original "Lady and the Tramp" from 1955, while also writing his own original music and themes for this newest version.
Dec 2, 2019
16 min
Amie Doherty - Undone
In this episode, Amie Doherty takes us through several key tracks from the original Amazon series, UNDONE. She reveals how she was not only inspired by the visual artistry of the show but how this affected her choices in scoring each episode.
Nov 26, 2019
19 min
Tom Hedden - 75 Seasons Suite
In this episode, composer Tom Hedden revisits his now-classic music from the NFL Film's documentary, "75 Seasons: The Story of the NFL."
Nov 18, 2019
14 min
David Robidoux - NFL 100 Suite
In this extended episode, David Robidoux talks about his history of writing music for NFL Films and the unique challenges that come with writing the commemorative theme for the NFL's 100th Anniversary as opposed to writing film scores.
Nov 11, 2019
27 min
Wilbert Roget II - Mortal Kombat 11
In this episode, Wilber Roget opens up his score for Mortal Kombat 11 and shares how he helped to define the protagnist forces versus the antagonist by utilizing acoustic East Asian instrumentation versus electronic performances of Middle Eastern influenced music respectively.
Nov 4, 2019
18 min
Tim Wynn - Freaks
In this episode, composer Tim Wynn opens up six tracks from his original score for 2019 film, "Freaks."
Oct 28, 2019
14 min
Geoff Knorr - Civilization VI: Gathering Storm
In this episode Geoff Knorr takes us on a deep dive into the development of the thematic music he wrote for two of the eight civilizations introduced into the world of Civilization VI: his music for the Ottoman Empire and his music for the Maori people of New Zealand.
Oct 21, 2019
18 min
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