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May Issue of FSM Online Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/23/2016 - 2:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, Kyle Renick takes us inside the TRIBECA Film Festival, where he caught up with JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (making his film scoring debut), NICO MUHLY and many more. Also this issue, JOHN OTTMAN and HENRY JACKMAN kick off the summer blockbuster season with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR; an interview with horror master JOHN CARPENTER about his live tour; BROOKE BLAIR and WILL BLAIR rock out with GREEN ROOM; EVAN WISE discusses his feature debut, RATCHET & CLANK; WONG'S TURN digs into the latest biopics; a JOHN BARRY Score Restore; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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The April Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/21/2016 - 3:00 AM

The April edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, DANA LUND discusses her score to THE DARK HORSE. Also this issue, BRIAN TYLER talks about CRIMINAL and his upcoming concert in London; FRANK ILFMAN chases monsters with his score to ABULELE; RUY FOLGUERA gets jazzy with NINA and delves into virtual reality; an ALL-WOMEN edition of the Ear of the Month contest; an archival interview with conductor RICHARD KAUFMAN; a conversation with PETRI ALANKO about the video

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The March Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 3/21/2016 - 2:00 AM
The March edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover stories are a trio of thrillers: DAVID WINGO talks about his score to MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, PAUL HEPKER and MARK KILIAN discuss EYE IN THE SKY, and BEAR MCCREARY chronicles his work on the monstrous 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE. Also this issue, we remember the late GEORGE MARTIN; a concert review of A PRUSSIAN REQUIEM by JOHN POWELL; a “rendez-vous” with French cinema at Lincoln Center; an interview with ALEX HEFFES about 11.22.63; odds and ends from Cary Wong’s notepad; CAIRO DECLARATION and Chinese cinema; LAURA KARPMAN goes UNDERGROUND; Gold Rush kicks off an in-depth series on DIMITRI TIOMKIN; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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FSMO -- New Issue Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/23/2016 - 2:00 AM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is an interview with MARK KORVEN about his terrifying score to the THE WITCH. Also this issue, RACHEL PORTMAN talks about RACE and DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW; PANU AALTIO discusses his music for the Finnish documentary TALE OF A LAKE; Cary Wong offers his Oscar predictions and reflections; concert reviews of ENNIO MORRICONE - The 60 Years of Music World Tour and ALICE IN WONDERLAND by DANNY ELFMAN at the Royal Albert Hall; a MORRICONE Score Restore takes on LE PROFESSIONNEL; an archival interview with BRUCE BROUGHTON; an interview with FEDERICO JUSID about MISCONDUCT; THE GIFTED scare up some synths in SOUTHBOUND; the final installment of Soundtrack Obscurities; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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FSMO Turns 10 With January Issue!
Posted By: Tim Curran 1/20/2016 - 2:00 AM
The January edition of FSM ONLINE is now live, marking 10 YEARS of digital publication! In this issue, enjoy our many annual YEAR IN REVIEW features, with contributions from Kyle Renick, Jon & Al Kaplan, Tim Burden, Cary Wong and Chris Hadley. Also this month, NICHOLAS BRITELL gives us the long and the short of THE BIG SHORT; a spotlight on Tadlow Music and its founder, James Fitzpatrick; an interview with CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ about AGENT CARTER and GALAVANT; a DIMITRI TIOMKIN Gold Rush on his score to LOST HORIZON; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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FSMO December Issue Is Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 12/18/2015 - 2:00 AM
The December edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is a journey to a long time ago…an archival interview with JOHN WILLIAMS about STAR WARS from 1978. Also this issue, the album review you’ve been waiting for: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS; an in-depth retrospective on the original LP albums for STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI; an interview with MYCHAEL DANNA and JEFF DANNA about THE GOOD DINOSAUR; Cary Wong’s annual letter to the Academy Music Branch; ALAN SILVESTRI visits Northern Ireland to talk BACK TO THE FUTURE; ROQUE BAÑOS goes whaling IN THE HEART OF THE SEA; KEEGAN DEWITT discusses his latest independent fare, I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS; documentary composer J. RALPH chats RACING EXTINCTION; a 50-year anniversary analysis of the JOHN BARRY classic, THUNDERBALL; JACK WALL returns for BLACK OPS III; Gold Rush dreams of a WHITE CHRISTMAS; a NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET mega-review; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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The November Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/19/2015 - 2:00 AM
The November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover stories are a trio of awards-season treats: CARTER BURWELL makes us fall for CAROL; MICHAEL BROOK sets sail for BROOKLYN; and THEODORE SHAPIRO testifies on behalf of TRUMBO. Also this issue, enter deep waters with Mike Matessino for Intrada's JAWS releases; an interview with CRAIG ARMSTRONG about his score to the monstrous VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN; GEORGE FENTON and pianist CLARE HAMMOND chat about THE LADY IN THE VAN; Cary Wong’s annual HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE; discover an alternate history with DOMINIC LEWIS and Amazon’s new series, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE; a review of the London concert premiere of STAR TREK: THE ULTIMATE VOYAGE; AUSTIN WINTORY tackles ASSASSIN’S CREED SYNDICATE; a look at Berklee College of Music’s new score to NOSFERATU, featuring Boston Pops maestro KEITH LOCKHART; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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October FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 10/21/2015 - 2:00 AM
The October edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story features in-depth coverage of music at the 53rd NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, including a look at Spielberg’s BRIDGE OF SPIES by THOMAS NEWMAN. Also this issue, JOHN POWELL chats about his adventure with PAN; BRIAN TYLER goes in search of TRUTH; an interview with DAN ROMER about the Netflix-produced BEASTS OF NO NATION; eight composers, including LALO SCHIFRIN, dish on TALES OF HALLOWEEN; the authors of THE JAMES BOND SONGS: POP ANTHEMS OF LATE CAPITALISM talk about the music of our favorite spy; MAC QUAYLE scores SCREAM QUEENS and AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL; a GOLDENEYE Score Restore pits ERIC SERRA against JOHN ALTMAN; Gold Rush checks out the obscure B classic THE TWONKY; MATTHEW LLEWELLYN finds himself in THE MURDER PACT; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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September Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 9/21/2015 - 2:00 AM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is an examination of the latest rage in movie music concerts: live-to-screen productions of entire scores played to their respective feature-length films. DAVID NEWMAN, MICHAEL GIACCHINO and others discuss where they see the trend going. Also this issue, DARIO MARIANELLI reaches for new heights with his score to EVEREST; violinist ANNE AKIKO MEYERS talks about her new release, Serenade: The Love Album; Kyle Renick's in-depth look at the scores from 1965 comes to a close; SEAN CALLERY chats about his work on HOMELAND, JESSICA JONES and MINORITY REPORT; KEVIN KLIESCH discusses the Disney Junior princess program SOFIA THE FIRST; the truly weird THE CREEPING TERROR is unmasked by documentarians PETE and JOHN SCHUERMANN; Soundtrack Obscurities dusts off some HANS ZIMMER gems; Score Restore compares the two scores of K2, by ZIMMER and CHAZ JANKEL; Gold Rush’s look at MAX STEINER reaches its end; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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The August Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/19/2015 - 2:00 AM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is the first part of an in-depth look at the groovy film music of 1965, this time covering John Addison through Michel Legrand. Also this issue is an interview with CARTER BURWELL about his scores to MR. HOLMES and ANOMALISA; DANIEL PEMBERTON opens "Channel D” with THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.; HEATHER McINTOSH scores the apocalypse in Z FOR ZACHARIAH; MIKOLAI STROINSKI discusses his work on the mega-hit game THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT; Score Restore revisits JERRY GOLDSMITH'S GREMLINS 2 for yet another lost gem; JAMES S. LEVINE chats about RIZZOLI & ISLES and MAJOR CRIMES; Cary Wong checks out this year's musical offerings from Broadway; MICHAEL SUBY delves into the dramatic for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and PRETTY LITTLE LIARS; the third part of Gold Rush’s look at MAX STEINER; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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