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Interview with Simon Taufique

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

Welcome to another episode of the continuing series of film, TV and video game composer interviews on the Cinematic Sound Radio Network. Simon TaufiQue was born in London, UK. He is a producer and composer for short films. documentaries and features, and also a former film festival program director (SAIFF). Taufique also created the world's first online Helpdesk as the founder of the prize-winning tech startup, greenButton.com. The composer recently produced and scored additional music for IMPERIUM starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette. He also co-produced and scored SHE'S LOST CONTROL, nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and winner of the C.I.C.A.E Forum prize at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. The film had its US premiere at SXSW before screening at New Directors/New Films. Prior to that, Simon worked with several prominent directors, including M. Night Shyamalan, Mary Harron, and Independent Spirit Award nominee Hossein Keshavarz. His latest score is for the HBO documentary THE WEIGHT OF GOLD from director Brett Rapkin, a feature on the mental health challenges that Olympic athletes often face. Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps is the narrator and among the subjects, along with Shaun White, Bode Miller, Lolo Jones, Gracie Gold and others. The Weight of Gold was premiered on July 29 — when the 2020 Tokyo Games were set to begin before the event was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. In August 2020, for the Cinematic Sound Radio Network, Jason Drury spoke to Simon Taufique via Zoom at his home in Manhatten, New York. During the interview, Simon talks about the weight of gold, how it evolved as circumstances changed throughout the production process with the rewarding end result, and his music career to date. Also during the show, you will be hearing music from Simon Taufique, in particular featuring his score for THE WEIGHT OF GOLD. Enjoy! Check out Simon's web site at musiquetaufique.com —— Cinematic Sound Radio is fully licensed to play music by SOCAN. Check out our NEW Cinematic Sound Radio TeePublic Store! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/cinematic-sound-radio 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 23mins

9 Oct 2020

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Ep 225-Simon Taufique on Identifying the Need Behind the Want

The Portfolio Composer

Composer Simon Taufique teaches on the importance of identifying and filling the need behind the want, something he calls Emotional Insurance.


10 Jan 2020

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4 Jan 2020

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Ep 28 - Simon Taufique

Nothing Shines Like Dirt

Welcome Back to Nothing Shines Like Dirt Episode 28, featuring composer and Film Producer Simon Taufique. We have a lovely conversation about reaching out and maintaining relationships, enjoying the process and the people, and why wait? Act now. "It’s all about creating, maintaining. Maintaining means like a plant, you are watering that plant in order to keep it alive, you also are maintaining those relationships by staying in touch with people you have worked with. I’ve been really diligent about that over the years, And that pays off when you have something of real worth and value and excitement to share with them."


10 Jul 2017

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BGN #68 | Adina Porter, Andre Royo, and Simon Taufique

Black Girl Nerds

Segment 1: Actress Adina Porter stops by to discuss her career and her recent work on the new hit WGN show Underground as the role of Pearly Mae.Co-host Kayla and CaronSegment 2: We met with Andre Royo at SXSW as he discussed his latest film The Hunter Gatherer that premiered there!Host: JacquelineSegment 3: Simon Taufique is a film composer, producer and inventor and talks about how he leverages his skills in the entertainment industry.Host: CaronMusic By: SammusPurchase your copy of Infusion today! http://bit.ly/1RYXbaVSegment 1 edited by: MR Daniel mrdaniel.netSegment 2 & 3 edited by: John BauerCheck out the Kickstarter for Time Wars: Supreme Command! http://kck.st/1N2hrM4

1hr 14mins

10 Apr 2016