Six prominent Hollywood directors that Michael has collaborated with will be at the Royal Albert Hall. Read about it here.
Tim Grieving talks to Michael about scoring reboots and remakes of his favorite movies from his childhood. – Listen here.
Last night was a busy evening on the Fox Studio lot where two screenings of War for the Planet of the Apes were shown simultaneously. Jon Burlingame, leading writer on the subject of film of music and films for television, interviewed Michael about the process of scoring War at the event hosted by the Society of Composers and Lyricists in The Little Theater. Immediately following, Michael sprinted to join the panel discussion hosted by Scott Mantz of Access Hollywood, that included Matt Reeves, Andy Serkis, Amiah Miller, and Terry Notary on stage at the Zanuck Theater. The ram’s horn that Michael is demonstrating was used on both Dawn and War (actually played by Michael himself) as well as on the original Planet of the Apes film scored by Jerry Goldsmith. The ram’s horn was gift from one of Michael’s percussionists, Emil Richards, who played on the original soundtrack.
Great overview of Michael’s work and what has led up to the upcoming concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
ScoringSessions.com has posted a news item and photo gallery showcasing Michael and his team at work on War for the Planet of the Apes, now in theaters.
Yohana Desta from Vanity Fair talks to Michael about the names of his cue tracks. Read it here.
Fifty years ago, the classic Spider-Man cartoon theme was written by Bob Harris and Paul Francis Webster for a Saturday-morning cartoon show. Read about it here.
Bill Desowitz spoke to Michael about his two big summer scores. Read the interview here.
Entertainment Weekly has just published an exclusive sneak peek at Michael’s score to War for the Planet of the Apes. Listen to the “End Credits” suite here!