Tag: soundtracks

Alan Howarth In Echoes Podcast

Hear the Maestro of Horror Soundtracks, Alan Howarth, in Echoes Podcast The music of horror in movies has been defined by a few composers.  One of them is Alan Howarth.  He’s from The Beatles generation and came up in the psychedelic era and the birth of modern electronic music.  He’s best known for working with…

Alan Howarth-Composer of Horror on Echoes

The music of horror in movies has been defined by a few composers.  One of them is Alan Howarth.  He’s from The Beatles generation and came up in the psychedelic era and the birth of electronic music.  He’s best known for working with director John Carpenter in the 1970s on films like the Halloween sequels,…

Echo Location: The Sound of Battlestar Galactica

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090812.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS One Last  Farewell to the Best Frakkin’ Sci-Fi Show on Television There is an audio version of this blog that is a real trip.  You can hear it here. A couple of years ago I produced a fun interview with Bear McCreary about his soundtrack…

Echo Location: Wendy and Lisa’s Heroic Soundtracks

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090506.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFormer Prince divas Wendy & Lisa score the soundtrack for Heroes You can hear an audio version of this blog with music here. The theme to the TV series, Heroes might be the shortest title music on television right now.  It was created by Lisa Coleman…

Vangelis Documentary

News is afoot that a documentary on Greek synthesist, Vangelis, has been produced by British cultural documentarian Tony Palmer.  Knowing a little about the culture surrounding the acclaimed, Academy Award-winning composer, I’m not sure if it will be more than a puff piece, but the list of commentators is pretty impressive, including all the film…

The Real Story behind Vangelis

From the Vangelis list, I came across an alternative history of the Greek composer who scored Chariots of Fire and Bladerunner.  It’s in the Uncyclopedia.   I’m probably the last person on the planet to discover this take-off site on Wikipedia.  The Vangelis entry scores a direct hit on the enigmatic composer who is praised as…