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  1. The Psycho Pianist

    GALAXY's EDGE - New John Williams composition (2018)

    A new and revealing Jon Burlingame article on the music. An hour of material!
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    GALAXY's EDGE - New John Williams composition (2018)

    To be fair the music is being taken out of context here. As mentioned previously it may have been scored for some form of pre-show for one of the rides, given the sound it could well be for some type of "galactic news" thing that would feature in the queueline - anyone who's visited Disney will know this is exactly the kind of thing they would do.
  3. RK is a genuinely nice guy. Can't say I've heard the same about MG or SS however...
  4. Sorry to double post but here are a few more pictures courtesy of Daniel James Chan on FB
  5. Some pictures from the above link:
  6. The Psycho Pianist

    John Williams playing instruments

    I've always adored this theme, and particularly this performance. The bit where he ascends and transitions from playing to conducting at 1:10 is just glorious - almost a kind of choreographed dance move; the 90 degree turn timed to the beat. 😅
  7. Hoping something from A.I. is featured. Not placing any bets however, begging at least for there not to be 7 minutes wasted upon the godforsaken Throne Room and Finale...🙏
  8. The Psycho Pianist

    The Composer's Thread

    We just kind of, work through them - all the decisions are made purely on a give-take basis on the moment. As we both write together we don't usually have that process of being responsible for certain cues etc, although on occasion we have tried delegating "motifs" to be written individually then brought into the joint writing. This didn't really change the process though - usually you end up with something that sounds better than what you came up with originally!
  9. The Psycho Pianist

    The Composer's Thread

    On projects like this we work together for sure! We find that having two heads rather than one can help propel some ideas to something beyond what you might have come up with on your own. Of course, it does lead to the occasional moment where you feel like your own idea genuinely is better (!), but on the whole it probably also speeds up the process slightly - anything that may have been weird or on a tangent to the overall music arc has usually already been corrected at the source rather than much further on That's of course not to say that you don't occasionally end up with other scenarios though...
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    The Composer's Thread

    Was a 3 hour session but in actuality it only took about 2 and a half!
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    The Composer's Thread

    Thought I'd revive this thread having just seen the release of a short film narrated by Olivia Colman that me and @Max McGuire scored over the last few months. The process culminated in us recording the final soundtrack with a small string ensemble at Abbey Road Studio 1 (coincidentally on the same day as Gordy Haab recorded his Battlefront DLC with the LSO, and the day after Han Solo finished overdubs in the same room!) Below is the film - I really encourage anyone to watch it, it's only 8 or so minutes and has a very important message behind it! Also is a video with a bit of session footage from the recording (both me and Max conducted a half of the score each). Would appreciate any feedback! Thanks
  12. The Psycho Pianist

    John Williams to receive John Williams Award ;-)

    The BMI Awards were last night, and was good to see Williams there as articulate as ever!
  13. Short article just posted by Jon Burlingame with a couple of quotes from the animator Glen Keane.
  14. I think Zimmer should've gotten a look in. After all, Zimmer noodling on his own on the piano is literally the title of this film.