Composer

TIFF 2018

How Hans Zimmer Makes Movie Scores You Remember

We sat down to talk to the prolific composer about how he made the 21st century’s most memorable scores, from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy to his work with Steve McQueen.
Karen Han
9.12.18
Noisey News

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Visionary Icelandic Composer, Dies at 48

Jóhannsson, who composed the music for 'The Theory of Everything,' 'Sicario,' and 'Arrival,' was found dead at his apartment in Berlin on Friday.
Alex Robert Ross
2.10.18
sick beats

This Marimba-Playing Robot Composes Its Own Music

Researchers fed the AI nearly 5,000 songs, from Lady Gaga to Beethoven.
Louise Matsakis
6.13.17
Film

Thom Yorke of Radiohead Is Scoring the Remake of a Legendary Horror Film

Radiohead’s famous frontman is composing his first-ever movie score—for 'Suspiria.'
Nathaniel Ainley
5.10.17
Features

Ryuichi Sakamoto Survived Cancer and an Earthquake to Make His Most Personal Album to Date

An exclusive interview with the veteran Japanese composer about his latest album 'async.'
Corinne Przybyslawski
4.28.17
PROFILES

The German Composer Who Made Pianos Play Themselves

On his new record, Hauschka used player pianos to become a one-man band and explore a disastrous possible future.
Keagon Voyce
4.4.17
The Score

Jóhann Jóhannsson's Uncanny New World

The Icelandic composes tells us about crafting the score for 'Arrival', a unique challenge in a terrifying age.
Keagon Voyce
1.7.17
Film

RZA Live-Scores Legendary Kung Fu Film ‘The 36th Chamber of Shaolin’

Those beats were fast as lightning.
Nathaniel Ainley
11.10.16
Music

[Premiere] The First Full Track From 'Arrival,' a Sci-Fi Film About Communication

The film's composer Jóhann Jóhannsson talks about how he created the unearthly soundtrack to sci-fi movie 'Arrival.'
Kevin Holmes
10.28.16
Features

Slamming Colour on the Canvas: A Conversation with German Piano Maestro Hauschka

Acclaimed composer Volker Bertelmann opens up about his latest project, scoring Garth Davis' film 'Lion.'
Tina Hassannia
9.27.16
Film

Here's Why Blockbuster Superhero Movies All Sound the Same

High notes mean be sad, goofy music means laugh. But there's a reason big budget movies echo each other.
Beckett Mufson
9.13.16
Film

Tender Animated Short Tells the Tale of a Girl, a Whale, and Courage

Not quite a music video, a sonic tale gets visualized in Rebecca Meilak's new work for composer Aleah Morrison-Basu.
Nathaniel Ainley
8.25.16
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