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Vivek Maddala

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040| Interview with Vivek Maddala and David Poe (Part Two)

A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo!

On this installment of the podcast, the conclusion to my conversation with David Poe and Vivek Maddala! The two musicians join me as we continue to take a deep dive into the crafting of the theme song for the latest iteration of the Mystery Gang, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, and taking a digression or two along the way. Music: "Confessions" and "Haunted" (Vivek Maddala) Like us on Facebook Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts Check out the Official Site

1hr 3mins

17 Oct 2020

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039| Interview with Vivek Maddala and David Poe (Part One)

A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo!

David Poe and Vivek Maddala join me on the podcast to have a fun and meandering chat about music, Saturday morning cartoons, and crafting the theme song for the latest iteration of the Mystery Gang, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Music: "Joy" (David Poe) "Ball of Fire (Excerpt)" (Vivek Maddala) Like us on Facebook Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts Check out the Official Site


2 Oct 2020

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Composer, Vivek Maddala (The Tom and Jerry Show, The Asian Americans)

The Sound Architect Podcast (TSAP)

(TSAP S03E12) Sam speaks to composer Vivek Maddala, about his journey into music, scoring for the iconic TV series The Tom & Jerry Show and more! "Vivek Maddala is a two-time Emmy® award-winning composer and multi-instrumental performer. He has scored dozens of feature films, theater & dance productions, and TV programs. His music, which combines melodic symphony writing with modern textures from around the world, has been described as "an emotive frenzy of guitar, percussion, brass, woodwinds, and strings." Vivek is a Sundance Institute Lab Fellow for film composition, and has had work premiere at the Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, Venice, and Sundance film festivals. In 2018 and 2019, Vivek won consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards in the category of "Outstanding Music Composition" for his animation scoring work. In addition to scoring films, Vivek has produced music for a number of rock, jazz, and world music CD releases -- and his live performances collaborating with celebrated artists have enchanted audiences from around the globe. As a performer, Vivek journeys fluidly through diverse musical styles, and effortlessly between many instruments -- including drums, piano, guitar, and bass. He has also served as a guest conductor with renowned orchestras and chamber groups, performing work he has written for ballets and films." Big thanks to Toivo Kallio for editing. Want to sponsor an episode? E-mail Sam at sam@thesoundarchitect.co.uk for your sponsorship to be read out on the podcast. This episode and so much more at: www.thesoundarchitect.co.uk Twitter: @SoundDesignUK Facebook: facebook.com/thesoundarchitect.co.uk Instagram: thesoundarchitectofficial Stay up to date via our Monthly Newsletter as well: www.thesoundarchitect.co.uk/newsletter  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesoundarchitect/message


25 Jun 2020

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Interview With Vivek Maddala

Cinematic Sound Radio - Soundtracks From Films, TV and Video Games

On today’s show, Jason Drury interviews composer Vivek Maddala. Vivek is a two-time Emmy-winning composer for his music in the Cartoon Network series The Tom and Jerry Show. His most recent project is the thought-provoking PBS documentary series Asian Americans, which casts a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played. Each of the five episodes contains wall-to-wall music, and Vivek created different themes which evolve alongside the storytelling throughout the series. Asian Americans premiered on PBS on May 11th 2020. For the score, he intentionally threaded recurring themes into the story to help the audience connect the dots and see the parallels between these oppressive situations that Asian Americans have endured throughout history in the U.S. One of the themes Vivek created is called “resigned acceptance,” which he explains is the decision of the oppressed to not rebel, but to unite and better their own situation as best as possible. Overall, the composer set out to create a cohesive sound to represent the commonality among the oppressed, who ultimately overcame their injustices and triumphed. The score is stylistically diverse—featuring jarring percussion, brooding electronica, 19th-century European orchestral music, modern rock, and bebop. In May 2020, for the Cinematic Sound Radio Network, Jason talked to Vivek, via Skype, at his recording studio in Los Angeles. During the interview, we talked extensively on how he scored the documentary series Asian Americans, his work on The Tom and Jerry Show and how he became a film and TV music composer. Also during the show, Jason will feature music by Vivek Maddala including from the documentary Asian Americans, a score he crafted to help tell the story of this culturally oppressed group throughout American history. Enjoy! —— Cinematic Sound Radio Web: http://www.cinematicsound.net Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cinsoundradio Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cinematicsound Cinematic Sound Radio Fanfare and Theme by David Coscina https://soundcloud.com/user-970634922 Bumper voice artist: Tim Burden http://www.timburden.com

1hr 12mins

26 May 2020

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Composer Interview: Vivek Maddala (May 1, 2017)

Film.Music.Media: Podcast

Composer Vivek Maddala has created wonderful scores in the world of film, especially in documentary filmmaking. Hear about his unique background where he was on the path to becoming a scientist, and was extremely successful in his field when he felt the call of composing pull him into that career path. Vivek talks about his approach and techniques to scoring, and we dive into his recent project which is scoring The Tom And Jerry Show which airs on Cartoon Network. We discuss the amazing history of Tom And Jerry and how the original series' style of scoring cartoon shorts has lived on through the years. Vivek talks about how he approaches this modern take on the classic cartoon duo, and how he focuses on keeping the traditions of Scott Bradley and "mickey-mousing" slapstick alive, while still adding character and thematic touches. Vivek shares some amazing and fun insights in this great discussion! Interview Produced & Presented By:Kaya Savas Special Thanks:Vivek MaddalaChandler PolingAdrianna PerezWhite Bear PR


15 Sep 2017

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Composer Interview: Vivek Maddala (June 28, 2013)

Film.Music.Media: Podcast

Composer Vivek Maddala takes some time to speak about his score for American Revolutionary: The Evolution Of Grace Lee Boggs. We chat about how he found his way into music and composing including his methods and approach. We talk a lot about documentary scoring and delve into whether or not a composer's passion for the subject of the doc influences his/her writing. Vivek also shares about his love for world music and his research process for different ethnic sounds he has utilized across his body of work. A fascinating interview with a great composer. Interview Conducted By:Kaya Savas Special Thanks:Vivek MaddalaChandler PolingWhite Bear PR


14 Sep 2017

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Classical Classroom, Episode 67: Making Movie Magic With Vivek Maddala

Classical Classroom

What would the movies be like without music? They’re like peanut butter and jelly, Luke and Darth, et and cetera… Would we be as moved at a movie without music? Film composer Vivek Maddala takes us behind the scenes to show us how movies use music to toy with our emotions. But like, in a nice way. Audio production by Todd “Sir Toddius of Toddsville” Hulslander with curtsies and bows by Dacia Clay. All music used in this episode is by Vivek Maddala and is from the film, “American Revolutionary: The evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”. Composer Vivek Maddala. Photo courtesy of the composer’s Myspace page. For more about the film: www.americanrevolutionaryfilm.com For more about Vivek Maddala: www.tadcaster.com


10 Nov 2014