Michael spoke with Anthony D’Alessandro from Deadline on his Crew Call Podcast about how a composer tells emotional stories through music. Listen or Read here.
The Incredibles, Michael’s first feature film, was released in November 2004, and was his first collaboration with director Brad Bird. The Incredibles 2, coming out this May, will mark his fifth project with Bird, following Ratatouille, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and Tomorrowland. Here is a peak at the new trailer teaser.
Last week, six film composers gathered together at Beauty and Essex in Hollywood to discuss their work, talk about the need for diversity, and the agony of waiting for inspiration for The Hollywood Reporter’s annual composer roundtable discussion. Here is Michael with Philip Glass and Alexandre Desplat. Read the article here.
The War for the Planet of the Apes contest came to an end last week, and after judging the 10 finalists, Michael has picked James Fisenne’s creative APES/LOST Mash-up video as the winner! Congratulations to James and everyone who entered.
The reviews are in for Michael’s birthday celebration at Royal Albert Hall on October 20! See what the BBC, The Hollywood Reporter and The Independent had to say about the gala event. For more reviews of the concert, visit the Press Links page. Also be sure visit the Royal Albert Hall news item about the evening, and check back here soon for an exclusive behind-the-scenes gallery!
Yesterday, in anticipation of tonight’s 50th birthday celebration, Michael sat down with film composition students for an Elgar Room masterclass at the Royal Albert Hall. He was joined by members of his music team: Joel Iwataki, Jeff Kryka, and Warren Brown. The concert is tonight at 7:30pm.
In anticipation of his 50th birthday celebration at the Royal Albert Hall, StarWars.com has done a new interview with Michael talking about his work on Rogue One, and what to expect at the concert tomorrow night. Get your tickets here!
Over the weekend, Michael spoke to Classic FM about some of his favorite cues, click here to find out what he told them and to hear some great insights on how he approaches a film.
Michael’s 50th birthday concert is fast approaching. Don’t forget to get your tickets to join J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and others celebrating Michael’s 50th Birthday at the Royal Albert Hall next Friday, October 20th!