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September/October Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 9/30/2019 - 3:00 AM
The September/October edition of FSM ONLINE is live! This issue’s cover story is an interview with JOHN LUNN about the legacy of DOWNTON ABBEY and its big screen debut. Also in this issue, TREVOR GURECKIS paints a musical picture of THE GOLDFINCH; TIMOTHY MICHAEL WYNN details his work on the sci-fi critical hit FREAKS; the second half of Erik Heine’s Emerging Composers of the 2000s retrospective, featuring JEFF BEAL, MICHAEL GIACCHINO and more; a concert review of PSYCHO, live to film with the New York Philharmonic; another concert review of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK at Royal Albert Hall; NAINITA DESAI discusses her score to the interactive video game TELLING LIES; AUSTIN WINTORY solves the seemingly similar mysteries of the video game ERICA; Cary Wong has a hot take on the scores of 1999; lots of album reviews, including ACROSS THE STARS, IT CHAPTER TWO and THE GOLDFINCH; a new COMPOSER’S CORNER reviews SONARWORKS' REFERENCE 4 software; more embedded audio clips, and more. Oh, and for an explanation of why this is called the "September/October" edition of FSM ONLINE, check out this month's editorial! Enjoy!

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August Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/29/2019 - 3:00 AM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is live! This month’s cover story is the first part of Erik Heine’s Emerging Composers of the 2000s, featuring CHRISTOPHER GORDON, BEAR McCREARY, CLIFF MARTINEZ and more. Also in this issue, GRAHAM REYNOLDS discusses his score to Richard Linklater’s WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE; JOHN DEBNEY and GERMAINE FRANCO discover DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD; ANNA DRUBICH details her collaboration with MARCO BELTRAMI on SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK; Cary Wong gives his regards to the best of BROADWAY; JACOB YOFFEE and ROAHN HYLTON team up for the Amazon Prime docuseries FREE MEEK; GOLD RUSH commemorates the moon landing; a concert review of the L.A. PHIL at Tynecastle; lots of album reviews, including AFTER THE WEDDING, THE FAREWELL and VITA & VIRGINIA; a new COMPOSER’S CORNER reviews SWING! MORE; embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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July FSM ONLINE Is Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 7/29/2019 - 3:00 AM
The July edition of FSM ONLINE is live! This month’s cover story invites HEATHER MCINTOSH to the mat to discuss her score to the black comedy THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE. Also in this issue, HILDUR GUÐNADÓTTIR delves into her Emmy-nominated music to the HBO miniseries CHERNOBYL and hints at JOKER; ISOBEL WALLER-BRIDGE uncovers the grungy and the divine in FLEABAG; Erik Heine concludes his TOP 10 FILM MUSIC CLICHÉS, featuring the “loss gesture,” EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and some sexy saxophone; a little Dís and That from Cary Wong; GOLD RUSH starts its foray into the Hollywood musical; Michael Roth's THE WEB OPERA; a brand new EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including THE LION KING, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME and TOY STORY 4; a new COMPOSER’S CORNER reviews CINEMATIC STUDIO BRASS; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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The June Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 6/26/2019 - 10:00 PM
The June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live! This month’s cover story is the first part of Erik Heine’s Top 10 Film Music Clichés, featuring the DIES IRAE, BRAAAM and more. Also in this issue are an interview with LESLEY BARBER about her score to LATE NIGHT, starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling; KRIS BOWERS discusses the intersection of horror and reality for WHEN THEY SEE US; EMILE MOSSERI makes his feature debut with THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO; MATTHEW MARGESON and BEN FOSTER tackle the massive ELTON JOHN musical ROCKETMAN; HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS and RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS join forces on Hulu's CATCH-22; BRIAN TYLER is back on the ranch for the second season of YELLOWSTONE; reflections on MIKLÓS RÓZSA’s score to THE MACOMBER AFFAIR; lots of album reviews, including DARK PHOENIX, CHILD’S PLAY, ALADDIN and SHAZAM!; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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The May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/26/2019 - 3:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is an interview with BEAR McCREARY about his gargantuan score to GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, in which he combines the original Japanese themes with his new material. Also in this issue is an exclusive look at the films and music of the 18th TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, including work by BROOKE BLAIR and WILL BLAIR, MATIJA STRNISA, KATY JARZEBOWSKI, PAUL LEONARD-MORGAN and many more; DAVID ARNOLD welcomes the End Times in Amazon Prime/BBC Two's GOOD OMENS, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant; JEFF BEAL goes rustic with THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM; MILES HANKINS lines up for LONG SHOT with Marco Beltrami; NATHAN WHITEHEAD chats the apocalyptic PS4 exclusive DAYS GONE; a review of the L.A. MASTER CHORALE’S “GREAT OPERA & FILM CHORUSES” concert; Wong’s Turn ranks the next batch of films and scores of the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE; a BEAR McCREARY-themed (B)EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 8, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE and THE HUSTLE; more embedded audio clips, and more. 

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April Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/27/2019 - 3:00 AM
The April edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is an interview with ALAN SILVESTRI about the end of a cinematic universe with Marvel’s AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Also in this issue, the TOP 10 SCORES FROM 1989, featuring selections by JAMES HORNER, PATRICK DOYLE and JOHN WILLIAMS; CARTER BURWELL uncovers the mysteries of Laika’s MISSING LINK; HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS gets cute with Disneynature's PENGUINS; DANNY ELFMAN’S Eleven Eleven in concert at CSUN; MARCELO ZARVOS keeps busy with THE BEST OF ENEMIES, THE CHAPERONE and more; a report from JERRY GOLDSMITH'S RUDY, performed live to film; a HOAGY CARMICHAEL Gold Rush; lots of album reviews, including HELLBOY, DUMBO and US; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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February Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/26/2019 - 3:00 AM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is, finally, a breakdown of the TOP 12 SCORES BY HANS ZIMMER. Also in this issue, GEORGE FENTON scores Liam Neeson with the icy tones of COLD PURSUIT; BRIAN TYLER brings the funk for WHAT MEN WANT; JOHN DEBNEY hits a sweet note on ISN’T IT ROMANTIC; ALEX HEFFES is driven in MISS BALA; KATHRYN BOSTIC dishes on her SUNDANCE experience, including her work on CLEMENCY and TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM; a walk through this season’s elephants' graveyard with WONG'S TURN; a brassy COMPOSER’S CORNER; lots of album reviews, including HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, HARRY POTTER: THE JOHN WILLIAMS SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, THE ORVILLE: SEASON 1 and THE THIN RED LINE: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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January Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 1/23/2019 - 3:00 AM
Happy New Year! The January edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. The first issue of 2019 features our annual YEAR IN REVIEW coverage, including contributions from Jon & Al Kaplan, Kyle Renick, Cary Wong and Sean Wilson. Also in this issue, WEST DYLAN THORDSON breaks down the music to M. Night Shyamalan’s GLASS, including how he uses JAMES NEWTON HOWARD'S UNBREAKABLE score; SEGUN AKINOLA takes up the musical mantle on DOCTORWHO; a new COUNTERPOINT debates whether context is king in film music criticism; GOLD RUSH brings us all the way back to 1908 with CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS and L’ASSASSINAT DU DUC DE GUISE; a preview of the film music panels of SUNDANCE; lots of album reviews, including WELCOME TO MARWEN, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE and AQUAMAN; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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December FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 12/22/2018 - 3:00 AM

We hope you haven't disappeared for the holidays yet, because the jam-packed December edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is an interview with NICHOLAS BRITELL about his music for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK and VICE, both shortlisted in the Best Score Oscar race. Also this issue, KRIS BOWERS tells us about scoring GREEN BOOK and coaching Mahershala Ali in his role of Dr. Don Shirley; RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS dives deep for AQUAMAN; an interview with music supervisor MAGGIE PHILIPS on the soundtrack of HOMECOMING (written by FSM founder Lukas Kendall!); a HOMECOMING Counterpoint with Tim Greiving and the Kaplans arguing the merits of tracking; MAX RICHTER hails MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS; THEODORE SHAPIRO builds a score for DESTROYER; MYCHAEL DANNA writes for a living legend in ON THE BASIS OF SEX; LUDWIG GÖRANSSON re-enters the ring with CREED II and discusses his big year; Cary Wong’s annual MEMO TO THE ACADEMY MUSIC BRANCH takes on a different context; inside the Tadlow Records scoring session of KING OF KINGS; a very merry EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including MARY POPPINS RETURNS, MORTAL ENGINES and RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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November Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/20/2018 - 11:00 PM
The November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story looks at the 12 best scores from Hans Zimmer’s REMOTE CONTROL/MEDIA VENTURES studio, including work by JOHN POWELL, RAMIN DJAWADI and HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS. Also this issue, CARTER BURWELL discusses his multifaceted work on the Coen Bros.’ THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS; ROLFE KENT finds himself in another fine mess with STAN & OLLIE; ROB SIMONSEN scores a scandal for THE FRONT RUNNER; DUSTIN O’HALLORAN finds love in THE HATE U GIVE; happy times with GABRIEL YARED and THE HAPPY PRINCE; the final part of an examination of the themes of GAME OF THRONES; GEORGE FENTON revisits SHADOWLANDS; Cary Wong’s annual HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE; lots of album reviews, including THE GRINCH, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK and BOY ERASED; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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