Film.Music.Media: Podcast

Composer Interview: John Powell (November 15, 2014)

September 15, 2017

A true and special delight, John Powell takes some time to reflect on his career in film music as well as discuss his recent score to How To Train Your Dragon 2. John shares how he fell into the film music path, how he met Hans Zimmer and reflects on his collaborations with Gavin Greenaway, Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams. From his thematic process, the source of his signature percussion sound, his views on film music today and how to draw emotion from real-life experiences we cover it all. We also dive into How To Train Your Dragon 2 to explore the process of scoring such a beloved sequel to a film and score that became very special to millions of people. John also talks about his reasons for spending time away from scoring, including a concert piece he's working on as well as possible plans to revisit his old scores for a new album. It was a true honor and pleasure to spend some time with one of the best composers to have ever worked in the medium. A must-listen interview for filmmakers and aficionados.

Interview Conducted By:
Kaya Savas

Special Thanks:
John Powell
Ray Costa
Albert Tello
Asenath Nakayama
Costa Communications

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