Episode 30

May 26, 2022

01:22:21

Howard Shore: The Art of the Score

Hosted by

Brian Levine
Howard Shore: The Art of the Score
The Gould Standard
Howard Shore: The Art of the Score
/

Show Notes

In the annals of world cinema, a select group of artists—the composers of film music—have earned a special place of honour. Their work unlocks the inner emotions of films, builds suspense, and drives the action in masterpieces as well as mass market franchise features. In this select company, Howard Shore holds a unique position. His creations showcase immense psychological depth, and his stylistic range spans collaborations with directors such as David Cronenberg, Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton and Peter Jackson.

Howard spoke with us about the four distinct careers he’s had over the past few decades. He was a member of pioneering Canadian jazz-rock fusion band Lighthouse, then the first Music Director at Saturday Night Live. He became a composer of serious concert works and, finally, wrote some of the most memorable music in film history. This conversation covers it all, including his ascent of that musical Everest: the many hours of unforgettable orchestral and choral music created for The Lord of the Rings.

View Full Transcript

Episode Transcript

No transcript available...

Other Episodes

Episode cover

Episode 16

May 20, 2021

Ai Weiwei: The Conscience of An Artist

  Ai Weiwei is a unique presence in the world of visual art - equal parts avant-garde icon, activist and moral conscience for our times. His courage is legendary both in pushing the boundaries between the new and the traditional in art and between art and politics. He has inspired the world with his defiance in the face of authoritarianism. Join us for a deeply moving conversation, ranging from Ai's origins and formative influences, his struggles to defend freedom of expression against the forces of repression, his monumental installations and his equally bold provocations of the powerful and complacent through his documentary films. ...

Play

01:12:09

Episode cover

Episode 6

December 10, 2020

Tatiana Maslany

If the mark of a great actor is the ability to transform herself completely, then Tatiana Maslany is one of the finest of her generation. With her Emmy-winning breakout playing multiple cloned “sisters” in the TV series Orphan Black, Tatiana not only showed the world her incredible versatility but her ability to infuse her characters with compassion, diverse experiences, and an intense longing for connection. In this exclusive conversation, Tatiana and Brian talk about her beginnings growing up in Regina, Saskatechewan, her failure in gymnastics, passion for improv, zombie flicks, her latest role as a Depression era radio evangelist in Perry Mason, and of course, Sarah Manning, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Beth and all the other “sistras” from Orphan Black... and her recent experience as a juror for The Glenn Gould Prize. ...

Play

00:58:59

Episode 12

March 18, 2021

Sondra Radvanovsky: Opulently Operatic

Sondra Radvanovsky is one of the great dramatic sopranos of our time, a singing actress who has thrilled audiences around the world in her performances of Verdi's operas as well as mastering the virtuoso bel canto repertoire. But this down-to-earth diva defies every operatic stereotype - she is warm, open and generous, enlightening us on the way we think of the word “diva” itself. Join us for this inside look at Sondra's career, the impact of Covid cancellations and her unlikely emergence as a podcast queen in her own right. A treat for newcomers to opera and seasoned aficionados alike. ...

Play

02:01:09