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    Vangelis

    The Role Of Synthesizers In Music

    In a rare interview, legendary composer Vangelis shares his thoughts on the role of synthesizers in music — including his beloved Yamaha CS80.

    People . Jun 2020
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    Illmind

    !llmind - From Raw Vocal To Killer Track In ONE HOUR

    SOS Video Feature

    New York-based producer/engineer, songwriter and music educator Illmind has wide-ranging credits extending all the way from 50...

    People Jan 2020
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    Louis Bell: Songwriter & Producer

    Post Malone | Jess Glynne | Selena Gomez

    Louis Bell's unique perspective on songwriting and production has brought massive success with acts such as Post Malone, Jess Glynne and Selena Gomez.

    People Aug 2019
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    Ryan Elder: Scoring Rick And Morty

    Composer

    We visit the tiny home studio scoring television animation's biggest hit since The Simpsons.

    People May 2019
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    Fred Rister

    Songwriter & Producer

    Together with David Guetta, French producer and composer Fred Rister created the hits that made EDM a global phenomenon.

    People Oct 2018
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    The Horrible Histories Songs

    Matt Katz & Richie Webb

    Karl Marx predicted that history would repeat itself as farce — but he never saw a role for expert pop parody!

    People Dec 2017
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    Peter Zinovieff: Synth Pioneer

    Video Feature

    Peter Zinovieff has been described as Britain’s Bob Moog. A renowned composer from the mid ‘60s to the present day, he was also one of the founders of EMS who produced seminal synthesizers such as the VCS3 and the Synthi AKS, as used by Brian Eno, Pink Floyd and the Chemical Brothers.

    People Aug 2016
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    John Carpenter

    Film Director & Composer

    John Carpenter is not only a cult movie-maker, but also a pioneering electronic composer. John, his son Cody and collaborators Alan Howarth and Daniel Davies explain how it’s all possible.

    People Jul 2016
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    Thomas Troelsen

    Writing & Producing K-Pop

    The dazzling world of South Korean pop music confuses many Westerners — but Denmark's Thomas Troelsen has become one of its leading producers and songwriters.

    People Aug 2014
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    Murray Gold: Composing For Doctor Who

    Music To Picture

    Doctor Who's 2005 revival saw the TV programme and its incidental music triumphantly reinvented. Gone are the Radiophonic textures of old, replaced by a confident orchestral score that stands comparison with Hollywood's best. Composer Murray Gold talks technical at his home studio.

    People Jun 2007
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    Harry Gregson-Williams

    Composing For Films

    Harry Gregson-Williams's drive to explore original ideas and sounds has made him one of Hollywood's leading composers, scoring everything from romantic comedies to spy thrillers and historical dramas.

    People Dec 2005
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    Brian Eno.

    Brian Eno

    Recording Another Day On Earth

    For his latest album, musician/producer Brian Eno has returned to the world of songwriting. But his ideas about music are as radical as ever...

    People Oct 2005
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    Ben Salisbury

    Composing For The Life Of Mammals

    BBC Bristol's natural history series 'The Life Of Mammals' was a high-profile production, with stunning visuals that demanded an equally impressive soundtrack.

    People Jun 2003
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    Elliot Goldenthal: Composer

    Composition, Technology & Orchestration

    One of Hollywood's most intelligent composers, Elliot Goldenthal is equally adept at writing for the big screen as the concert hall or theatre. We talk to him about his background and approach to composition, technology and orchestration.

    People Mar 2003
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    Glen Ballard

    Songwriter & Producer: Alanis Morisette

    Glen Ballard was already a first-call songwriter and producer in LA — and that was before a young, unknown singer called Alanis Morissette walked into his studio...

    People Mar 2003
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    David Newman film composer.

    David Newman

    Film Composer

    Composition runs in David Newman's family, and he's become one of Hollywood's most sought-after writers of music for film.

    People Jan 2003
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    Media Adventures

    Hans Zimmer & Jay Rifkin

    From Rain Man to The Lion King, and Gladiator to Mission Impossible 2, Hans Zimmer's music is known by audiences worldwide. With business partner Jay Rifkin, Zimmer is also responsible for Media Ventures, a music studio that offers a unique environment for media composers.

    People Oct 2002
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    Markus Popp: Music As Software

    Oval

    According to Oval's Markus Popp, traditional definitions and categories are inadequate when it comes to evaluating electronic music. Instead, his highly conceptual projects aim to make us understand music in terms of the software processes used to produce it.

    People Oct 2002
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    Rob Davis

    Hit Songwriter

    Once Rob Davis was a pop star himself with Mud. Now his songs have taken Kylie Minogue and Sophie Ellis-Bextor to the top of the charts.

    People May 2002
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    Paul Farrer, TV composer, in his studio c.2001.

    Paul Farrer

    Composing For Film & TV

    Paul Farrer's name has been a fixture in SOS for several years, but these days he's best-known as the theme tune composer for top BBC TV quiz show The Weakest Link. Paul White asks the questions...

    People Aug 2001
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