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Into the Storm with Composer Inon Zur

Into the Storm with Composer Inon Zur

Explore the musical journey of composer Inon Zur, from his early days in Israel to scoring for popular video games like Fallout and Dragon Age, and his latest album, Into the Storm.

Classical California Ultimate Playlist
10/04/2020
Two Brothers Score Two Brothers in Pixar’s “Onward”

Two Brothers Score Two Brothers in Pixar’s “Onward”

Pixar's latest film, Onward, features a score by brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna. The movie combines a fantasy premise with a true-to-life emotional core.

Film/TV
03/05/2020
Listen to Interviews with Oscar-Nominated Film Score Composers On Demand

Listen to Interviews with Oscar-Nominated Film Score Composers On Demand

Explore interviews with Oscar-nominated film composers on KUSC at the Movies, including Thomas Newman, Alexandre Desplat, Randy Newman, John Williams, and Hildur Guðnadóttir.

Film/TV
03/05/2020
From Online Advice Column to the Stage: Nia Vardalos Discusses “Tiny Beautiful Things”

From Online Advice Column to the Stage: Nia Vardalos Discusses “Tiny Beautiful Things”

"Tiny Beautiful Things," a stage play adapted and starred by Nia Vardalos, is previewing at the Pasadena Playhouse. The play, based on Cheryl Strayed's advice column, runs until May 5th.

Interviews
03/05/2020
The Oscar-Winning Composer Who Transformed “Joker”

The Oscar-Winning Composer Who Transformed “Joker”

Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadottir, known for her Emmy-winning score for HBO's Chernobyl, won an Oscar for her transformative score in Joker.

Film/TV
02/09/2020
Greta Gerwig on Finding the Echoes in “Little Women”

Greta Gerwig on Finding the Echoes in “Little Women”

"Greta Gerwig, acclaimed actress turned director, discusses her Oscar-nominated film 'Little Women'. The film is up for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 92nd Academy Awards."

Film/TV
01/21/2020