A look back to John Williams’ lively, exciting score for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom on the 35th anniversary of its theatrical release
African-American director John Singleton died yesterday (April 29, 2019) after the consequences of a major heart attack that happened two weeks ago. He was 51.
[IMPORTANT NOTICE: if you want to skip the preview of the alternate segment of “Fortress of Solitude”, go to the 7:15 minute mark after the introduction] Continue reading “Superfeats: A Conversation with Mike Matessino on SUPERMAN 40th Anniversary Soundtrack (Part 2)”
Some of the most celebrated and stirring compositions by John Williams, including many written for films, find one of their roots into one of America’s most fruitful and longest musical traditions, namely the music for concert band, also known as symphonic band, or wind orchestra. Continue reading “A New March King”
In 2017, John Williams and Steven Spielberg collaborated on their 28th feature film together, The Post. The film recounts the story of the great cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents which pushed the first female newspaper publisher (Kathleen Graham) and the chief editor of the Washington Post (Ben Bradlee) to publish classifed top-secret files (known as the “Pentagon Papers”) that documented the involvement of the government in the Vietnam War, with an unprecedented battle between the press and the government that ensued later. Continue reading “Musical Accompaniment vs. Musical Enhancement”