I recently had the opportunity to speak with Ronit Kirchman to find out more about her experience with scoring the music for The Sinner. I was interested to find out more about what the creators were looking for in regards to the music for the show as well as how Kirchman was able to go above and beyond to pull off the task.
Music in TV and Movies
Soundtracks, television show themes. Some of the most popular music in history comes from movies and TV. Here you will find a collection of content showcasing music that has been used in movies and television. Some is old, much of it new, but all of it amazing. Can't figure out who write that song or music you heard? Hopefully we can help.
Los Angeles based composer Jamie Forsyth is no stranger to putting out stellar scores for hit shows. He has an extensive resume spanning multiple genres but is best known for his work featured on the Emmy nominated Fox series BONES. Forsyth has recently been chosen to score the music for the highly anticipated REELZ miniseries “The Kennedys After Camelot”, starring Katie Holmes and Matthew Perry. The series is a follow up to the 2011 miniseries “The Kennedys’ which received four Emmy Awards.
This Is Us has not only captured the hearts of its viewers but also ripped them apart a little with each new episode. This breakout series, starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, brings us in to the lives of its characters in a deeply honest and extraordinary way. You cannot help but to be drawn in by this show. Each character is beautifully complicated and real and every one of their stories adds a fresh outlook on some of the most timeless battles of the human condition.
Geoff Zanelli is one of the most sought after composers in the film and television scoring industry. Zanelli – an alumnus of Berklee College of Music where he majored in Film Scoring and Music Production and Engineering – first began his musical career as a guitar player and songwriter for several acts in Southern California. It was during this time that he caught the attention of Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer. Zimmer recognized Zanelli as a promising talent and invited him to Los Angeles to join his prestigious group of composers at Remote Control Productions. This was on the beginning of what has proven to be a long and successful musical career for Geoff Zanelli.
Ian Hultquist has been steadily building on to an already impressive list of scores which includes music in films such as Animals and First Monday in May. The former founding member of Passion Pit is proving once again why he is such a sought after and well respected member of the film music community with his latest score for Silicon Cowboys. Hultquist has mixed tech filled beats with eighties flavor to make this already amazing and triumphant story pop to life. The story itself is already so well told throughout the film but its Hultquist’s score that makes it flow.
Christian Jacob is one of the most well known and respected pianists in the world. His love of music began early in his life at the age of four when he first started to play classical piano. He would continue studying classical music throughout his early years while also playing jazz piano on the side. After graduating Christian moved from Paris to America to begin studying jazz piano. He excelled in his studies, won many awards, and would later go on to teach at Berklee.
Hajian’s latest work has been much anticipated by many. He recently scored the music for Brad Furman’s feature film, The Infiltrator, which is set to be released in theaters on July 13th. This drug kingpin drama stars Bryan Cranston as federal agent Robert Mazur who goes undercover to infiltrate the drug trafficking network of famed kingpin Pablo Escobar. With the story being set in the eighties, Hajian has created a crisp, fresh soundtrack steeped in eighties synth that is the perfect accompaniment for this dark, edge of your seat crime thriller. You only have to listen to the theme song to know that this film will be a rollercoaster of a journey through the lives of Mazur and Escobar. If it’s true that a film is only as good at the music that drives the story along then The Infiltrator is already set to be a hit.
Paul Haslinger has become one of the most sought after composers in both television and film – but this didn’t happen without years of hard work and dedication to his craft. Haslinger first began to play music professionally in the eighties with the popular electronic music group Tangerine Dream. He toured extensively with the group throughout the late eighties and worked with them on music for films such as “Near Dark”, “Miracle Mile”, as well as the documentary film “Canyon Dreams”.
Jodie Foster left not a single detail out of her preparation to make her latest film, “Money Monster”, the absolute best that it could be. The film boasts an incredible cast of actors lead by George Clooney and Julia Roberts – which anyone knows is the perfect leading pair to make any film a hit. But Foster also put just as much thought and care in to the music for the film as she did the cast. She hand-picked film composer Dominic Lewis to take on the task of creating the perfect score for “Money Monster” – and he did. This comes as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with Lewis’ previous work.
John Legend’s compelling new series Underground has been steadily gaining in popularity after wrapping up its first season on WGN America. This pre-Civil War period drama focuses on the trials and stories surrounding those involved in the Underground Railroad in Antebellum, Georgia. Creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski have come together to share a story full of complicated characters and surprising twists. The story draws the audience in but it is the message behind the story that keeps viewers coming back for more.