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KUSC brings you interviews with movers and shakers in the world of the arts.


Jim Svejda with Alexandre Desplat talking about both his Oscar nominated scores

Alexandre Desplat is the man behind 2 of the 5 scores nominated for an Oscar this year: The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Immitation Game. Here he talks with Jim Svejda about both.

Posted 2/18/2015 2:06:00 PM


Jim Svejda talks to Gary Yershon about his score for Mr. Turner

Gary Yershon says he was shocked to learn that his inventive, spare score for "Mr. Turner" had become an Oscar nominee. Here he is as Jim Svejda's guest on The Evening Program. (musical selections have been abridged)

Posted 2/18/2015 11:47:00 AM


Jóhann Jóhannsson & Jim Svejda talk about The Theory of Everything score

Jóhann Jóhannsson already won a Golden Globe for his score for the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything". Now he's up for an Oscar, too. Here he is in conversation with Jim Svejda. (musical selections have been abridged)

Posted 2/18/2015 10:52:00 AM


Hans Zimmer talks to Jim Svejda about the Interstellar score

Hans Zimmer received his 10th Oscar nomination this year, it's in recognition for his score for the movie "Interstellar". Zimmer was Jim Svejda's guest for a conversation about how Zimmer and director Christopher Nolan worked together to craft the sound of outerspace. (musical selections have been abridged)

Posted 2/18/2015 9:05:00 AM


Composer Lionel Sainsbury on The Evening Program

British composer Lionel Sainsbury chats with KUSC's Jim Svejda about how Sainsbury became the composer he is today and about many of his compositions, including his Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Two Nocturnes for strings, Soliloquy for solo violin, and works from his new piano CD Sunlight and Storms. (musical selections have been abridged)

Posted 7/24/2014 3:27:00 PM

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