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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Isham. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Isham, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Isham. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Isham, often where they are interviewed.

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Composer Mark Isham - Bill & Ted Face the Music / Little Fires Everywhere

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We chat with Composer Mark Isham about his recent Emmy nomination on the Hulu show, Little Fires Everywhere and explore the close collaboration with Florence + the Machines' Isabella Summers and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. We also discuss their work on the Ingrid Michaelson song "Build it Up" and the covers of "In the Air Tonight" sung by Judith Hill and "Bitch" sung by Ruby Amanfu.

We also talk about Mark's recent work on "Bill & Ted Face the Music" to craft the main title using a Prophet-5 and Moog Modular synthesizers and the direct influence the musical group Weather Report had on Mark's career.

Aug 18 2020 · 51mins
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Mark Isham and Isabella Summers

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Composer Mark Isham and musician Isabella Summers talk with host Jon Burlingame about their recent collaboration for Hulu's timely dramatic series, Little Fires Everywhere. They reveal how they created musical identities, like betrayal and invasion of privacy, specific to the fraught mother and daughter relationships central to the story. Jon also speaks with Mark about his work on the Disney+ original film, Togo - and the personal reason he was drawn to the epic tale.
Jun 24 2020 · 30mins

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The Mark Isham Interview: The Unbalanced Note Podcast!

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Here is the new episode of the Interview Series on the MULTI-MEDIA MEN podcast, part of The Unbalanced Note, where the show is related to all things Movies, Music, and Entertainment! Here on this new episode, hosts  Bryan Kluger from Boomstick Comics, High Def Digest, and Screen Rant, along with good friend Marc Ciafardini from GoSeeTalk joins in on the fun. Our Feature Presentation this episode is a wonderful talk with the most-excellent, award-winning composer and musician MARK ISHAM!

Mark Isham has been in the music business for many years, playing with such people as Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison to packed venues. He's an accomplished classical, electronic, and jazz musician, playing piano and trumpet mainly and has released some fantastic albums over the years. In addition to that, Isham is a prolific film composer, providing original scores to some amazing motion pictures over the years, including Litte Fires Everywhere, Point Break, Fire in the Sky, Crash, Nell, Quiz Show, The Majestic, The Conjuring, The Mist, and the upcoming Bill & Ted 3 film.

We also dive into Isham's origins in the music business, his favorite instruments to play, his most thrilling music experience, working with tons of musicians, including Frank Zappa, and the multitude of films he's created music for. It's a fun and informative talk.

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May 27 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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Mark Isham and Isabella Summers (Little Fires Everywhere)

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Hulu's intense, melodramatic miniseries Little Fires Everywhere aired its finale earlier this week, capping off the intense tale of the Richardson family (led by an impulsive, blinkered matriarch played to a terrifying tee by Reese Witherspoon) and the ways they intersect with the impoverished Warren family (including a powerful Kerry Washington) in the sleepy suburb of Shaker Heights in the '90s. There were confessions, screaming matches, and Witherspoon delivering one of television's greatest shrieks.

Based on the novel by Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere feels very much in tune with the kind of intense family dramas we can expect of this era of prestige TV -- slick, intense, and emotionally complex. Elena and Mia's battle of wills crosses lines of wealth, race, and privilege, creating a nasty little war amid the ostensible bliss of suburbia.

But underpinning all of the difficult racial and class dynamics on which the drama hangs is its score, a novel collaboration between veteran film composer Mark Isham and Florence and the Machine keyboardist Isabella Summers. Between its main title tune (a baroque combination of crashing percussion, driving strings and a chutes-and-ladders piano riff underpinning it) and the tailor-made covers of '90s songs sung by up and coming vocalists handpicked by Summers, it's a surprising sonic landscape that pulls the viewer into the emotional reality of the show's gripping histrionics.

Isham and Summers sat down with The Spool to chat about their collaboration on Little Fires Everywhere, the long and winding road to finding the show's sound, and how two musicians with backgrounds in pop music found a singular groove of their own.

(More of a Comment, Really… is a proud member of the Chicago Podcast Coop. Thanks to Overcast for sponsoring this episode!)
Apr 23 2020 · 30mins

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Interview w/ Mark Isham | Composer of One of My Favorite Movies Warrior | Bonus Episode

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Mark Isham is a long time Hollywood film composer. He did the score for one of my favorite movies Warrior and he's currently promoting a recent project Little Fires Everywhere starring Reese Withersppon.

In this bonus episode of the podcast, Griffin and I discuss his current projects (including Bill and Ted Face the Music) as well as his post work and process

The Sean Chandler Podcast Episode Bonus Episode | An Interview w/ Mark Isham


01:47 - How Did He Get Started as a Composer05:20 - His Background in Jazz and Life Performance14:57 - LIttle Fires Everywhere and working with Isabella Summers of Florence and the Machine21:20 - Working on Amazing Stories and w/ Steven Spielberg24:50 - What Makes for a Great Sports Score28:16 - Working with Gavin O'Connor on Warrior31:04 - The story behind the version of "About Today" from the Nationals in Warrior33:55 - Mark Isham's desire to compose a Marvel Studios film / What would he still like to do?35:45 - Working on Bill and Ted Face the Music, Work Delays and What He Thinks of Bill and Ted Face the Music38:30 - Who are His Favorite Film Composers of All-Time39:36 - What Are His Favorite Film Scores of All-Time41:33 - What He's Working on Next

Find Mark Isham Online:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/

Find Griffin Schiller Online: YouTube as Film Speak Twitter @_filmspeak


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Apr 01 2020 · 45mins
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Pop Disciple: Mark Isham | Composer of EPIX's Godfather of Harlem

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In our latest episode of The Pop Disciple Podcast, we are joined by Mark Isham, the decorated Emmy and Grammy winning, Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated composer behind EPIX's riveting crime drama, Godfather of Harlem, which explores the life and times of Bumpy Johnson. 


Pop Disciple is a storytelling platform, exploring the creative work of entertainment industry professionals. With a focus in music in media, we present in-depth interviews with world-class music supervisors, film and television composers, and influencers in the realms of film and music. Visit PopDisciple.com.

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Podcast Theme & Outro Music: Goldo Cues Throughout Episode: Mark Isham

Oct 03 2019 · 37mins
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Mix Sound for Film 2017 - Composers Lounge - Composer Mark Isham

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Mix Magazine presents the fourth annual Sound for Film and TV event, an all-day exhibition and conference spotlighting the technologies and techniques behind sound for picture, from production to playback. This event took place on September 16th, 2017 at Sony Pictures Studios.

Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Composer Mark Isham and Music Engineer Jason LaRocca

Sep 25 2017 · 35mins
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Composer Interview: Mark Isham (December 15, 2013)

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Oscar-nominated Mark Isham is one of the most respected composers to ever work in the medium, and it was a great honor to be able to have him share some insight behind his recent work. Mark shares a bit about his background and how he found the path to film composing. We talk about his re-teaming with director Frank Darabont for the gritty Mob City on TNT. Mark talks about his approach and how he started really early on this project to allow Darabont to do some very unique stuff with the music in the show. Mark also shares how he juggles two major broadcast series as well with Once Upon A Time and Once Upon A Time In Wonderland. We explore how he handles TV schedules and his approach to the format including how commercial breaks play into his scoring approach. A very insightful talk with a truly remarkable composer.

Interview Conducted By:Kaya Savas

Special Thanks:Mark IshamRay CostaAlbert TelloCosta Communications

Sep 15 2017 · 21mins
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ASMAC Luncheon with Mark Isham - April 2008

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This ASMAC Luncheon podcast features Mark Isham, who has always had a talent for crafting evocative new musical worlds. His gift for creating unforgettable melodies and his love of fresh, innovative sonic palettes have earned Isham many awards including a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Clio, in addition to multiple Grammy, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his material both as a composer and a recording artist. Most recently, Mark was honored by ASCAP with the Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement.

To learn more about this ASMAC Luncheon with Mark Isham please visit: http://www.asmac.org/asmac-luncheon-with-mark-isham/
Aug 08 2016 · 1hr 6mins
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Audio review of Mark Isham’s Once Upon a Time soundtrack – ONCE041

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Track-by-track audio review of Mark Isham's beautiful score for Once Upon a Time. Reviewed by Daniel J. Lewis.
Jun 14 2012 · 33mins