Film.Music.Media: Podcast

Composer Interview: Toby Chu (May 6, 2014)

September 15, 2017

Toby Chu takes some time to talk about his recent score to the new star-studded animated feature Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return. Toby's story of his journey to his film composing career is a fascinating one. He talks about how he discovered music and what led him to finally get to Los Angeles and by chance getting a job with Hans Zimmer's company (Media Ventures at the time). This led to working as an additional composer on many of Harry Gregson-Williams' scores, and being an essential part of Harry's team at Wavecrest Studios. Toby talks about his own process as well on show's like Covert Affairs and Burn Notice. With Burn Notice, Toby came into the series run late in the game and had to hit the ground running which is fascinating to learn about. We of course also discuss Legends Of Oz and how Toby wanted to approach his version of Oz plus getting the rare opportunity to write an overture for the film, an almost non-existent thing in films these days. All in all, Toby gives an incredibly in-depth and personal interview that really illuminates his talents as a composer.

Interview Conducted By:
Kaya Savas

Special Thanks:
Toby Chu
Emilie Erskine