Film.Music.Media: Podcast

Composer Interview: Solomon Grey (May 13, 2015)

September 15, 2017

Tom Kingston and Joe Wilson are the UK-based musician/composing duo that may be better known for their amazing and unique songs in the electronic genre, but they are prominent new voices in the composing world as well. Tom unfortunately couldn't join us, but here Joe Wilson takes some time to chat about their score to the BBC/HBO co-production of The Casual Vacancy. This miniseries is adapted from the critically praised novel by J.K. Rowling. Joe describes one of the most inspiring and creatively liberating scoring processes you will hear about that is pretty much non-existent in Hollywood today. The duo traveled up and down the English and Irish countryside where the story takes place well before production started. There they recorded soundscapes, melodies and organic sounds with the local people and locations to build the score for The Casual Vacancy. This then became the blueprint for the show. Joe sharing their wonderful journey on this project is an amazing story and a must-listen for all aspiring filmmakers and composers. And it was great to hear from such a unique musical talent who is breathing a fresh sense of style and composition into film and television. Be sure to catch The Casual Vacancy on HBO/HBO Go/HBO Now and hear Solomon Grey's unique and emotionally infused score at work.

Interview Conducted By:
Kaya Savas

Special Thanks:
Joe Wilson
Chandler Poling
Krakower Poling PR