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May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/10/2020 - 3:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is live. In this month’s cover story, Erik Heine uncovers Part 1 of 15 Great Under-the-Radar Themes, from composers JOHN BARRY, DANNY ELFMAN, JERRY GOLDSMITH, JOHN WILLIAMS, ALAN SILVESTRI and more. Also in this issue, MICHAEL ABELS takes us to school with HBO's BAD EDUCATION and Netflix's ALL NIGHT AND A DAY; Steven C. Smith fills us in on his new book about MAX STEINER; an appeal for reviving Disney’s FANTASIA; DAVID E. RUSSO discusses his score to the 9/11 film WINDOWS ON THE WORLD, starring Edward James Olmos; GARETH COKER breaks down the musical elements of video game ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS; an Under-the-Radar Ear of the Month contest; lots of album reviews, including STARGIRL, DISNEYNATURE: DOLPHIN REEF, TROLLS WORLD TOUR and THE BANKER; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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April Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/7/2020 - 3:00 AM
The April edition of FSM ONLINE is live. This month’s cover story dissects the Top 12 Outbreak Film Scores, including THE OMEGA MAN, THE THING, WAR OF THE WORLDS and CONTAGION. Also in this issue, the best 20-second film music excerpts to hum while you WASH YOUR HANDS; STEVE JABLONSKY conquers streaming media with SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL and BLOODSHOT; PAUL LEONARD-MORGAN discusses working with PHILIP GLASS on Amazon’s trippy TALES FROM THE LOOP; JULIA HOLTER takes us on a journey to NY with NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS; architect John Storyk walks us through designing a studio for CARTER BURWELL; BEN LOVETT gets a little wild with STUFFED; Cary Wong scans the CRITERION COLLECTION for its best music; a new Outbreak-themed EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including THE INVISIBLE MAN, ONWARD and THE SWARM; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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The March Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 3/11/2020 - 3:00 AM
The March edition of FSM ONLINE is live! This month’s cover story is an interview with the DANNA BROS., MYCHAEL AND JEFF, who embarked on a quest to score Disney - Pixar's ONWARD. Also the issue, the completion of our SUNDANCE 2020 coverage includes interviews with JOHN DEBNEY (Come Away), ALEX SOMERS (Charm City Kings), JOHN SWIHART (Dinner in America), ALEX WESTON (Wander Darkly) and more; the second and final part of Erik Heine's FILM COMPOSERS WHO ROCK, featuring titans like Zimmer, Elfman and JNH; a chat with the orchestrating team behind TUTTI MUSIC PARTNERS; WONG'S TURN looks at the Academy's recent love affair with foreign-born film composers; a downbeat with British composer SAM WATTS; a Film Composer Who Rock-themed EAR OF THE MONTH CONTEST; lots of album reviews, including Howard Shore's THE LOST PRINCE, THE CALL OF THE WILD, EMMA. and COLOR OUT OF SPACE; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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February Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/6/2020 - 3:00 AM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live! This month’s cover story is an interview with JOHN POWELL about his score to THE CALL OF THE WILD, starring Harrison Ford. Also in this issue, the first part of Erik Heine's COMPOSERS WHO ROCK, featuring TANGERINE DREAM, CLIFF MARTINEZ and ISAAC HAYES; SAUNDER JURRIAANS and DANNY BENSI deliver chills with THE LODGE and HBO’s THE OUTSIDERS; two landmark concerts in Vienna with JOHN WILLIAMS; on location, rounding up the concerts and panels at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVALS, featuring MAX RICHTER; enjoying the songs of ELMER BERNSTEIN at the Autry; Cary Wong’s final thoughts on 2019; a new JOHN POWELL Ear of the Month contest; COMPOSER’S CORNER reviews the acclaimed BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA library from Spitfire Audio; lots of album reviews, including THE SONG OF NAMES, DOLITTLE and CATS; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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January Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 1/8/2020 - 3:00 AM
Happy New Year! The January edition of FSM ONLINE is live. The first issue of 2020 features our annual YEAR IN REVIEW coverage (including contributions from Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan, Cary Wong, Michelle Flowers, Erik Heine, Vikram Lakhanpal, Xinkai Sun, Sean Wilson and Chris Hadley) with some bonus DECADE IN REVIEW coverage as well. Also in this issue, we remember Kyle Renick, a brother and colleague gone too soon; an interview with CHRISTOPHER WILLIS about scoring the classic Dickens tale THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD; Dan Levy is the main man for Netflix's I LOST MY BODY; on the same platform, ALFONSO G. AGUILAR strikes a colorful chord in the animated KLAUS; LORNE BALFE scores HBO's/BBC One's stellar HIS DARK MATERIALS; a concert review of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL; lots of album reviews, including STAR WARS: EPISODE IX - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, 1917 and LITTLE WOMEN; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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December FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 12/5/2019 - 3:00 AM
The December edition of FSM ONLINE is live! This month’s cover story wraps up the end of 2019 in style: HOWARD SHORE discusses cantorial tradition and his music for THE SONG OF NAMES; NATHAN JOHNSON gets in on cousin Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT; CARTER BURWELL scores Bill Condon's THE GOOD LIAR, then takes a crash course in television for THE MORNING SHOW; and MARCELO ZARVOS swims through DARK WATERS with Mark Ruffalo. Also in this issue, DANIEL LOPATIN polishes the new Adam Sandler drama UNCUT GEMS; the last half of Erik Heine’s EMERGING COMPOSERS OF THE 2010s, including MAX RICHTER and LUDWIG GÖRANSSON; a new COUNTERPOINT debate pits complete score albums against curated cues; WONG'S TURN delivers an ode to the maestro, JOHN WILLIAMS; Downbeat gets to know JOHN KOUTSELINIS; a new EAR OF THE MONTH CONTEST; lots of album reviews, including THE MANDALORIAN: CHAPTER 1 and CHAPTER 2, KNIVES OUT, THE AERONAUTS and MARRIAGE STORY; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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The November Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/6/2019 - 3:00 AM
The November edition of FSM ONLINE is live! This month’s cover story is an array of awards hopefuls: MARCO BELTRAMI and BUCK SANDERS for FORD V FERRARI, TERENCE BLANCHARD for HARRIET, and ALBERTO IGLESIAS for PAIN AND GLORY. Also in this issue are the first half of Erik Heine’s Emerging Composers of the 2010s, including ROQUE BAÑOS and RAMIN DJAWADI; GORDY HAAB and STEPHEN BARTON fight the Dark Side with the EA video game STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER; Cary Wong’s annual MEMO TO THE ACADEMY MUSIC BRANCH, earlier this year than ever; ALEX HEFFES scores the Apple TV+ nature doc THE ELEPHANT QUEEN; DAVID WINGO digs up the dark secrets of Scott Z. Burns' THE REPORT; CARL THIEL seeks balance with Netflix’s SEIS MANOS; a new EAR OF THE MONTH CONTEST; lots of album reviews, including JUDY, JOKER and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN; a new COMPOSER’S CORNER reviews Audio Imperia’s NUCLEUS (THE ORCHESTRAL CORE); more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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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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