KUSC brings you interviews with movers and shakers in the world of the arts.
February 15, 2019/RSS Feed
Oscar-nominated composer Ludwig Goransson talks to Jim Svejda about traveling to Africa to research the score for Black Panther.
February 14, 2019/RSS Feed
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.
February 13, 2019/RSS Feed
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.
February 12, 2019/RSS Feed
KUSC’s Jim Svejda talks to Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat about his spare score for Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs”.
November 12, 2018/RSS Feed
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.
February 16, 2018/RSS Feed
KUSC’s Jim Svejda talks to composer John Williams about his score for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “The Post”.
February 15, 2018/RSS Feed
KUSC’s Jim Svejda talks to composer Hans Zimmer about his score for “Dunkirk”.