Music Interviews

Conversations with the performers, the conductors, the composers and other people instrumental in creating today's live and recorded classical music. 

The Ridgefield Symphony is searching for its next conductor, and this season, candidates will audition in front of the orchestra and the audience! Yuga Cohler will be on the podium conducting a program that includes Elgar's Cello Concerto with soloist Julian Schwarz, and Dawn by Danbury composer Paul Frucht.

Kate Remington talked with Yuga about what he's hoping to bring to the Ridgefield Orchestra and the community.

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Ryan Ike says the writers of West of Loathing, a send-up of classic Western clichés, didn't pass up any opportunities for jokes, so he decided to write his music as if it's a serious Western as a foil for all the jokes. As we'll hear though, he had lots of fun with his track titles, which include Sit fer a Spell, The Sticks for Hands Rag, and Please Buy Our Game.

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With two new OST's, Absolver and Tooth and Tail, Austin Wintory returned to the idea of scoring combat like a dance sequence, which he first developed on Assassin's Creed Syndicate. In our conversation, Austin described the ballet qualities in the combat of Absolver, while he brought out the Bruegel-esque character of Tooth and Tail.

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Gareth Coker's massive soundtrack for ARK: Survival Evolved is as huge as the dinosaurs you can train and battle! As he told me, developing the music while the game was in early access provided all kinds of unexpected challenges.

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