RIP James Horner

My first introduction to James Horner was in 1982. Not like I met him then or anything, as I was......

New Sephardic Music

About a year ago, Eugenia Moliner and Denis Azabagic approached David Leisner, Clarice Assad, Allan Thomas, Joseph Williams, and myself......

2015 OSCAR RACE

If there was an unexpected outcome of writing a first feature film, it was this.  As clear as I am......

Aftermath/Reprise

The last cue…and of course, another difficult cue to nail, since it was the final cue written for the film......

Kenny In The Basement

There were several revisions to this cue, I mean several. If there was something Scott wanted to get right was......

Among The Tombstones

This cue was an education in pacing. My original take on the music was a lot busier, but Tom Kramer......

Drive to the Cemetery

This is perhaps my favorite cue, in that it happens to capture the impending meeting between Matt, Ray & Albert,......

Ray Cases the House

This one was a lot of fun to come up with. Arriving at Donovan’s “Atlantis” as the centerpiece was the......

Finding Loogan’s Shed

This cue continues the persistent/investigative ostinato, and at the same time brings back the music from Kenny’s Story, now in......

Matt Follows Loogan

This piece is an homage to the classic noire genre.  There is the insistence of the piano underscoring the scene. ......

Matt Scudder’s Theme

It’s quite magical and mysterious how music can add so much to what would otherwise be shots of Liam Neeson, playing......

Ray and Albert

Scott loved the opening for Dirty Harry – he constantly made reference to the scene’s effectiveness – the girl in......

Red Hook

Our high string motif returns, and leads to a resolute Matt Scudder. He takes on the case, and in that,......

Kenny’s Story

The essence of this cue is to at once develop from the sparseness of the previous cue into a larger......

We Got Your Wife…

Once I got the script from Scott, and knowing his penchant for noir, I spent an awful long time watching......

Main Title

This was the cue that set the tone for the whole movie. It was the hardest to come by, since......