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'Star Wars' Will Sound Different Without John Williams, But Maybe That's OK

The legendary film composer announced that he would retire from the franchise he helped define after the forthcoming Episode IX in 2019. That's both a good and a bad thing.
Phil Witmer
3.7.18
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
Interviews

Tina Guo Is a Metal Cello Wonder Woman

The Shanghai native has worked with Hans Zimmer on film soundtracks, scored video games, and survived "dragon fireball parenting" to excel on the strings.
Tiffany Hu
6.22.17
Features

Hans Zimmer Can Write an Entire Film Score From a Single Photograph

We talked to the legendary composer about his recent Coachella debut, 'The Lion King,' and avoiding Hollywood typecasting.
Corinne Przybyslawski
4.20.17
Feature

7 Movie Scenes That Show the Uneasy Relationship Between Clubs and the Law

The movies show nightclubs as places of vigilante justice, tax evasion scandals, and political resistance—just like real life.
Tina Hassannia
3.8.17
thump exclusive video

Meet the British Composer Taking Cowboy Western Soundtracks Into the 21st Century

Simon Frangel sits down with Daily VICE to discuss scoring 'The Magnificent Seven' and his love of grime.
THUMP Canada Staff
9.14.16
Features

We Spoke to Hollywood's Most In Demand Composer, Cliff Martinez

We chatted to the man behind the 'Drive' soundtrack about his newest collaboration with Nicholas Winding Refn.
Sean Stanley
6.30.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Beam Us Up! Watch a Clip of the 'Star Wars' Score Being Recorded

Hey Star Heads! Watch a '60 Minutes' segment on J.J. Abrams, with footage of John Williams in the studio.
Kyle Kramer
12.14.15
Interviews

Legendary Horror-Score Composer Claudio Simonetti is Still a Phenomena

We caught up with the Rome-based composer to talk about the ways that the formation and success of Goblin has altered the course of his life and career.
Joe Yanick
5.27.15
Film

Sigur Rós-Blade Runner Mash-Up Proves The Band Should Score Every Movie Ever

The Nordic trio needs to take a tip from Johnny Greenwood and start scoring movies, ASAP.
Zach Sokol
5.9.14
Music

Making Connections: unmute.eu Is Reshaping The World Of Collaboration

We spoke to the heads behind your new destination for anonymous audiovisual collaboration.
Emerson Rosenthal
4.2.12
Music

Amon Tobin's Box Set Is Packed With Bootlegs, Unheard Remixes, and ISAM Reinterpretations

The producer will release his collection while on a second ISAM US tour.
Abdullah Saeed
3.5.12