FFM THE SOUNDTRACK PODCAST - S2, EP3 WITH Edward White
Our guest in FFM the Soundtrack Podcast EP3, S2 is Edward White - a British film and TV composer, known for his work on the Gears of War: Gears Tactics, the science-fiction thriller Listening, Bear Grylls Mission Survive Series, Railroad Alaska Series Leepu & Pitbull, Mankind: The Story of All of Us and many others.
Music storytelling capabilities - of opera, symphonic and film music - is one of the themes that takes place in the first couple minutes of the podcast. Ed and George are also discussing topics such as: freedom and limitations due to technology, combination of synths and orchestra and custom sound design. Ed talks about the “pre-computer” era when the directors used to hire composers on the “top of the tree” and rely on their expertise. What is different in the process today - hear the speakers’ observations.
The next accents of the conversation concern: networking - how one can find new projects; how Ed himself started working on game music; what was George’s approach toward composing the score for “Surviving Mars".
The second part of the episode is mainly about library editorial music, “orphan tracks” and “infinity drawers”. Learn more about the specifics, some tips and tricks that might be helpful when there is no room and time for the composer to respond to the picture. Ed is talking about some documentary series that he scored. Bear Grylls: Mission Survive and Earth Meets Wind are some of the examples given. George also mentions the soundtracks of Outlander, God of War and Da Vinci's Demons.
Final minutes are reserved for our blitz questions. Find out which are Ed’s favorite soundtracks, what is his dream project and what would his advice be to a younger version of himself.