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A Score to Settle

A Score to Settle Podcast

I was recently interviewed by the podcast A Score to Settle, which is a podcast and blog about music composed for film and TV. The show notes are:

In this episode, I am joined by talented composer, songwriter and music producer David Das. We talk about his background in studying music, arranging and composing and how George Gershwin’s inimitable concert work “Rhapsody In Blue” provided him so much inspiration and direction. Other topics include writing music for all forms of visual media (trailers, games, dramatic projects) as well as his efforts as president of the non-profit group The Academy of Scoring Arts, which is an organization devoted to the study of influential classical, jazz and film music and is also a way for creatives in the industry to network. Lastly, we discuss various concert classical works, from Mozart to Debussy to Schoenberg and Stravinsky, and their collective influence on movie music, both compositionally and philosophically. You can find David and his work at http://www.daviddas.com and The Academy of Scoring Arts at http://www.academyofscoringarts.org. As a side note, there are few electronic glitches that crop up very briefly in this episode, so my apologies in advance!

3 days ago
Spending the day at the @xperienceif Infinity Festival thinking about technology. Amazing to see the leading edge of future progress. https://t.co/hqQrDQXRtS daviddas photo
5 days ago
Devotional for today from Leonard Bernstein. https://t.co/u0E3LTO8Rx daviddas photo
6 days ago
I woke up listening to #Sinatra and now every song that enters my head is arranged by Nelson Riddle. (This isn't a bad thing.) https://t.co/ismmOgNbjr
7 days ago
Getting ready to present tonight at the #goldenangel awards for the 15th annual Chinese American Film Festival. https://t.co/vfqdM7nevT daviddas photo
1 week ago
Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.1 for Kontakt sample streaming: has anyone benchmarked it or compared in real-world situations? (Yes I know TB3 is far faster, but does it matter?)
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