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Episodes – Page 2 – How I Make Music
#101 Hood – Samuel Pegg – A Chance To Be Free

#101 Hood – Samuel Pegg – A Chance To Be Free

The chords are very simple. It’s really meant to be music of the common people. It’s not sophisticated. It’s not clever. It’s just you know, simple music and triadic harmony. It’s the music that the people in the forest listen to.

Samuel Pegg, composer “Hood” audio drama by Spiteful Puppet

Join Samuel Pegg, acclaimed composer for audio drama Hood in a cinematic soundtrack to a reimagined Robin Hood story. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. 

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The piece of music we’re listening to in the background is called A Chance To Be Free. It’s one of the themes for the audio drama soundtrack from Hood: Noble Secrets, and the whole series by Spiteful Puppet. Today, we’ll break it down and get into why and how it was made. → Check it out “#101 Hood – Samuel Pegg – A Chance To Be Free”

100 Hood – Samuel Pegg – Hood Theme

100 Hood – Samuel Pegg – Hood Theme

Doing a few things at Abbey Road next week. All the musicians are so grateful for the work. 

Samuel Pegg, composer “Hood” audio drama by Spiteful Puppet

Join Samuel Pegg, acclaimed composer for audio drama Hood in a cinematic soundtrack to a reimagined Robin Hood story. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. 

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The piece of music we’re listening to in the background is called Hood Theme. It’s a main theme for the soundtrack from the audio drama Hood: Noble Secrets and the whole series by Spiteful Puppet. Today we’ll break it down and get into why and how it was made. You’re listening to How I Make Music, where audio drama composers get to tell their own stories. → Check it out “100 Hood – Samuel Pegg – Hood Theme”

#099 1865 – Lindsay Graham – Theme from ‘1865’

#099 1865 – Lindsay Graham – Theme from ‘1865’

You want to be complex and clever, but sometimes you can outsmart yourself.

Lindsay Graham, composer and creator “1865” audio drama by Airship FM / Wondery

Join Lindsay Graham, showrunner and composer for audio drama 1865 in a historical soundtrack to the story following President Lincoln’s death. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. 

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The piece of music we’re listening to in the background is the outro theme music from the historical audio drama 1865. Today, we’ll break it down and get into why and how it was made. You’re listening to How I Make Music, where the musicians of audio drama get to tell their own stories. This show will break apart a song soundtrack or composition and investigate the insights into how it was made. → Check it out “#099 1865 – Lindsay Graham – Theme from ‘1865’”

#098 The Strange Case Of Starship Iris – Erin Baumann – Fear For The Storm

#098 The Strange Case Of Starship Iris – Erin Baumann – Fear For The Storm

I think that’s the awesome thing about podcasting. The barrier to entry is really so low. If you have a good concept and you have good ideas and a decent setup, it’ll carry. It’ll read.

Erin Baumann, sound design and vocalist, “The Strange Case Of Starship Iris” audio drama by The Procyon Network

Join Erin Baumann, songwriter for audio drama The Strange Case Of Starship Iris in a folk soundtrack to a sci-fi adventure story. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. 

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The piece of music we’re listening to in the background is called Fear For The Storm. It’s the theme song from The Strange Case of Starship Iris. Today we’ll break it down and get into why and how it was made. → Check it out “#098 The Strange Case Of Starship Iris – Erin Baumann – Fear For The Storm”

#097 The Oyster – Alex Aldea and Andrew Joslyn – The Opening of the Oyster

#097 The Oyster – Alex Aldea and Andrew Joslyn – The Opening of the Oyster

“I don’t know if you’ve heard about the philosopher John Stuart Mill. If something feels good, then it’s good. There’s the great argument against that has always been like well, what if you were an oyster and you felt nothing except for bliss, but you never could have really any experiences? Is that not the ultimate life?

Alex Aldea, creator and co-composer, “The Oyster” audio drama by The Paragon Collective

Join Alex Aldea and Andrew Joslyn, co-composers for audio drama The Oyster in a surreal soundtrack to a dystopian tech noir story. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended.

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Alex : Dude, so like, it’s gotta at least be like – I was thinking about it the other day – it’s gotta be like 15, 17 years at this point. → Check it out “#097 The Oyster – Alex Aldea and Andrew Joslyn – The Opening of the Oyster”

#096 Spacemerica! – Ian McGowan – Spacemerica! Main Theme

#096 Spacemerica! – Ian McGowan – Spacemerica! Main Theme

“When we first got into doing the audio drama thing, it was very clear immediately how supportive the community was. Made us feel a lot better about getting our feet wet and just like diving into this madness.”

Spacemerica! composer Ian McGowan

Join Ian McGowan, composer for audio drama Spacemerica! in a blastoff soundtrack to a comedy sci-fi story. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. 

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The piece of music we’re listening to in the background is the main theme for the audio drama Spacemerica!. Today, we’ll break it down and get into why and how it was made. You’re listening to How I Make Music, where audio drama composers get to tell their own stories. In this show, we break apart a song soundtrack or composition and take a trip into how it was made. → Check it out “#096 Spacemerica! – Ian McGowan – Spacemerica! Main Theme”

#095 Five audio drama composers share their insights

#095 Five audio drama composers share their insights

In today’s episode of How I Make Music, we drench ourselves in reverb once again to recap the highlights from the first five episodes of the show. Take a trip into the work of respected and acclaimed audio drama composers. Join David Devereux (Tin Can Audio), Gabe Alvarez (Starcalled), Nate Fisher (Observe and Report), Randy Greer (The Culling) and Erik Jourgensen (Heroics) in a 5-star musical expose! 


DAVID DEVEREUX, TIN CAN AUDIO

Scottish composer David Devereux runs Tin Can Audio and has produced the audio dramas Middle:Below, The Tower and The Dungeon Economic Model. In this short insight, he reveals how imposter syndrome can make us feel dishonest for using software versions of instruments. 

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GABE ALVAREZ, STARCALLED

Texas-based composer Gabe Alvarez writes and composes for Starcalled, an action space sci fi audio drama with an epic cinematic score. → Check it out “#095 Five audio drama composers share their insights”

#094 The Kinesigraph (from Brass) – Amanda Laven – The Kinesigraph

#094 The Kinesigraph (from Brass) – Amanda Laven – The Kinesigraph

Join Amanda Laven, composer for audio drama Brass in a baroque soundtrack to a steampunk story. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. 

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The piece of music we’re listening to in the background is called The Kinesigraph. It’s the solo piano soundtrack from a short film called The Kinesigraph, which is tied into the universe of the audio drama Brass. Today, we’ll break it down and get into why and how it was made. You’re listening to how I make music, where audio drama composers get to tell their own stories. Every Wednesday, we break apart a song soundtrack or composition and take a trip into how it was made. My name is Amanda Laven. I’m a composer and sound designer from the capital region of New York. → Check it out “#094 The Kinesigraph (from Brass) – Amanda Laven – The Kinesigraph”

#093 Timestorm – Michael Aquino – In The Timestorm

#093 Timestorm – Michael Aquino – In The Timestorm

Join Michael Aquino, composer for audio drama Timestorm in an upbeat soundtrack to a time-travel story. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. 

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The piece of music we’re listening to in the background is called In The Timestorm. It’s the theme song from Timestorm, an audio drama about two kids who get the chance to preserve their history. Today we’ll break it down and get into why and how it was made. You’re listening to How I Make Music, where audio drama composers get to tell their own stories. Every Wednesday, we break apart a song soundtrack or composition and take a trip into how it was made. My name is Michael Aquino. I’m a composer, musician, sound designer and podcast producer from New Jersey. → Check it out “#093 Timestorm – Michael Aquino – In The Timestorm”

#092 The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel – Chris Tarry – Main Theme

#092 The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel – Chris Tarry – Main Theme

Join Chris Tarry, composer for audio drama The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel in a space-age soundtrack to an award-winning kids’ sci-fi story. An immersive listening experience. Headphones recommended. 

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The piece of music we’re listening to in the background is called Mars Patel Season Three Main Title. It’s the theme from a podcast I co-created called The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel. Today we’ll break it down, get into why and how it was made. You’re listening to How I Make Music, where audio drama composers get to tell their own stories. Every Wednesday, we break apart a song soundtrack or composition and take a trip into how it was made. My name is Chris Tarry. I’m a musician, composer, writer and podcast producer from New York City. → Check it out “#092 The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel – Chris Tarry – Main Theme”