Podcasts / KUSC Interviews

  • March 18, 2019

    Superstar pianist Yuja Wang stopped by KUSC to chat with Jim Svejda about the rewards and challenges of her repertoire and how the shallow can become sublime.

    Posted 3/18/2019 12:00:43 AM

  • February 16, 2019

    Marc Shaiman joins Jim Svejda to discuss his score for Mary Poppins Returns.

    Posted 2/16/2019 12:00:42 AM

  • February 15, 2019

    Oscar-nominated composer Ludwig Goransson talks to Jim Svejda about traveling to Africa to research the score for Black Panther.

    Posted 2/15/2019 12:00:15 AM

  • February 14, 2019

    Nicholas Britell earned an Academy Award nomination for the music of Moonlight. He teamed up with Moonlight director Barry Jenkins again for If Beale Street Could Talk and, again, earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. Here Britell talks to Jim Svejda about making music that feels like real emotions.

    Posted 2/14/2019 12:00:50 AM

  • February 13, 2019

    Terence Blanchard is up for an Oscar for his BlacKkKlansman score. He stopped by The Evening Program to talk about the stranger-than-fiction story, why he was scared to write the score for Malcolm X and how he’s learned to read Spike Lee’s mind.

    Posted 2/13/2019 12:00:48 AM

  • February 12, 2019

    KUSC’s Jim Svejda talks to Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat about his spare score for Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs”.

    Posted 2/12/2019 12:00:50 AM

  • November 12, 2018

    American choral composer Morton Lauridsen joins Jim Svejda for a conversation about his latest recording and where we finds his most potent sources of inspiration.

    Posted 11/12/2018 12:00:34 AM