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Soundtrack Nation: Interviews with Today’s Top Professionals in Film, Videogame, and Television Scoring by Tom Hoover

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Chapter 1. The Composers

The Composers

Welcome to the first Processing Station. In each section of the book, this will serve as an introduction to the ensuing interviews you will be reading.

As we kick off the Soundtrack Nation expedition, the composer interviews are where we’ll get started. Naturally, where else could we begin? These talented individuals are front and center of each score, and it is their “voice” that we hear in the music. Accountability is indeed at the forefront of what they do, and the stakes for delivering functional yet creative scores reside in the stratosphere.

Today’s composers often live a hermit-like existence, working long hours in ...

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