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Interview with Simon Franglen


In this episode we talk with film and classical music composer Simon Franglen who was responsible for Synclavier programming on The Corrs' first album 'Forgiven, Not Forgotten'.I'm continually indebted to those who help inspire and encourage me in this project. Thank you for your support and kindness shown. This episode has very special thanks to Julien Treguer and Miguel Castillo.During this interview Simon Franglen mentions ‘Felipe’ was involved with engineering the traditional pieces. This is the recording engineer ‘Felipe Elgueta’ who worked alongside David Foster at chartmaker studios at the time.The CorrsCast logo uses the font 'Bodhran' and was created by the very talented @guillaumelechelon.design and used with kind permission. (Font design based on the original work of Sung Lee Crawforth).This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.Original photography by Guzman and used with permission.Connect with CorrsCastCorrsCast.comInstagramTwitterFacebook#CorrsCast on social media.Please subscribe, rate and review CorrsCast on iTunes or a platform of your choosing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


2 Nov 2021

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Award-winning Composer, Simon Franglen Geeks Out About Gear


OWC Host, Cirina Catania, talks with world-famous composer and producer, British born, Simon Franglen, who started out as a musician and record producer, and soon began working with composers such as John Barry on the soundtrack to “Dances with Wolves,” David Fincher’s “Se7en,” and David Cronenberg's ”Crash." He produced the vocals for "Moulin Rouge" and programmed on the “Bodyguard” soundtrack. And his collaborations with artists over the years include the likes of Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Celine Dion, Luciano Pavarotti, Toni Braxton, and Madonna. James Cameron’s “Titanic,” sailed him to a Grammy Award for Record of the Year as producer of “My Heart Will Go On,” and Golden Globe, Grammy Award, and World Soundtrack Award nominations for the theme song from that same film, “My Heart Will Go On.”He worked alongside James Horner for many years as arranger and score producer. When Horner tragically died in 2016, it was Franglen who completed his score to “The Magnificent Seven”All in all…he has over 400 major credits in genres ranging from English Grime rap, to classical and everything in between. And his latest works are equally stunning, with ground-breaking 3D audio mixes for installations in the U.S., Europe, and China. Cirina caught up with him during a recent trip to his studio in Hollywood and they geeked out about his gear and his workflow, including his love for all the OWC equipment that has stood loyally by him for many years! It was an enlightening conversation!For those of you who are interested in creating music, Simon shared his process we are happy to pass it on to you! Stand by this is going to be fun!In This Episode00:01 - Cirina introduces Simon Franglen, a composer and producer of film and classical music.04:28 - Simon talks about the various monitors he uses in his studio in Los Angeles.08:46 - Simon explains the advantages of using Pro Tools in composing and why he prefers using it over other platforms.12:59 - Simon shares how he has tons of analog equipment but prefers the flexibility of working digitally.17:31 - What did Simon like to do when he was five years old? At what age did he fist become interested in being a record producer?20:01 - Simon talks about the Bollywood film, Brahmāstra.24:11 - Simon discusses the interesting experience he had working with international composers in making The Birth of Skies and Earth.30:24 - Simon describes the workflow of producing projects with their convenient setup of working remotely.34:03 - What is some of Simon’s favorite OWC equipment and how does it make his workflow more efficient and seamless?41:44 - Follow Simon Franglen on his social media accounts, and visit his website, www.simonfranglen.com to learn more about his amazing works.Jump to Links and ResourcesTranscriptSimon Franglen is in town. He's in Los Angeles not much longer, however, and I think we wrangled him because I heard from a little bird that you use OWC equipment. Of course, since this is OWC Radio, I would be remiss in not speaking with you, right? Hi, Simon.Hi, how are you?I'm good. I'm very good. Simon, you're in Hollywood. Can you do me a favor? Can you kind of look around the studio you're in and tell our audience what kind of gear you're using and a little bit about your process. I know you have a current project you can't talk about. You can't talk about the one you're working on now. But perhaps we can use the example of the 2019 release of The Birth of Skies and Earth because that was a huge project, and perhaps we can talk about how you managed that one?Well, if I look around from where I am, I'm looking at a 55-inch OLED main monitor, which I moved to use touchscreens, and I'd like backlighting, so they don't sort of blast your eyes out, especially late at night. And then that's feeding into a 28-core Mac Pro 2019 with 384GB of RAM and 32TB of OWC RAID internally.Oh, that's awesome.


26 Oct 2020

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SCOREcast 0057: Simon Franglen

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Merry Christmas, SCOREcasters! Just in time for your snowbound cross-country jaunt to Grandma's house, Deane and Brian play Santa and deliver this year's holiday episode in conversation with The Magnificent Seven composer SIMON FRANGLEN. Grab a hot cup of nog and a slice of that pumpkin pie and settle in for a terrific discussion with Simon as he walks you through working on several of the highest-grossing pictures of all-time, including Titanic and Avatar, plus the complete behind-the-scenes story of the score to his newest film, The Magnificent Seven, where he took up the mantle of his dear friend James Horner and turned out one of 2016's most notable musical achievements.

1hr 16mins

25 Dec 2016

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GTR : Eps 81 - Interview with Composer/Producer Simon Franglen, UK TV News & TV Air Date Info!

Geektown Radio - TV News, Interviews & UK TV Air Dates

This week's packed show sees Mike back from his travels and returning to the co-host chair, and an interview with Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated composer and producer Simon Franglen. Although you might not know his name, you have most definitely heard his music and seen his films. Simon Franglen's credits include 4 of the top grossing films of all time and 6 of the top selling albums of all time!Over the years, Simon has worked with artists across the board including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Celine Dion, Boyzone, Gary Barlow, and even a number of London grime bands. Since moving into film scoring, he's become known for his handling of complex, demanding projects, in particular those that involve orchestra and electronica. Working closely with James Horner, he won a Grammy for his work on Celine Dion's smash hit single My Heart Will Go On from James Cameron's Titanic, and received Golden Globe, Grammy Award and World Soundtrack Award nominations for work on Cameron's Avatar. His work can also...Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/geektown. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 30mins

14 Sep 2016

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