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Elysium’s Backbone: An Interview with Ryan Amon

This week is all Elysium all the time. Ryan Amon‘s score for the film is released today in the lead up to the Friday August 9th release of the film. This is Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to District 9, which offers its own pressures, but he also rested the musical powers in the hands of someone whose […]

Sound Bite

Recently heard this episode of Sound Opinions from many years ago featuring an extensive interview with Jon Brion, musical magician behind many film scores, session playing, and producing such artists as Aimee Mann, Kanye West, and Fiona Apple. Here he breaks down an important distinction between performance and song. It’s sensational.