14: Ant-Man and the Wasp - Christophe Beck

Welcome to another episode of The Akiyama Brothers’ Song to Screen Podcast. In this episode, Landon is missing his podcasting other half as Marc prepares to play in the orchestra for a new musical! Landon explores Christophe Beck’s new themes and what he hoped to hear in the score. 

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13: Incredibles 2 - Michael Giacchino

Marc and Landon talk about Michael Giacchino’s score for Incredibles 2. The score lends itself to the classic Bond/Pink Panther/Mission Impossible spy films that created this iconic movie genre. Marc makes a case for flaming hot Cheetos with kettle corn and Landon strongly disagrees with Marc's snack choice.

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Incredibles 2 - Michael Giacchino

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12: Once the Musical - Cast Interview

Landon and Marc went to see Once the Musical at the Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado, CA. Listen to Marc’s interview with Michael Cusimano, Caitie Grady, & Manny Fernandes from the cast of Once!

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Once Cast Interview - YouTube

Once The Musical at Lambs Players Theatre - Now extended through August 12th

'Once' Theatre Review - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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11: Avenue Q, Once, Solo

This episode may seem short but that’s on purpose. Tune in to hear what Marc and Landon have planned for you in the coming episodes! 

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10: Walt Disney World

Marc and Landon travel to Disney World, Orlando, Florida for some exploring and a bit of vacation time. Along the way they listen to the music of the many cultures in Epcot, thematic music of rides, and interview some Disney performers. 

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Japan Pavilion (Epcot)

  • Matsuriza - Taiko Drums & Shamisen

The American Adventure Pavilion (Epcot)

  • Voices of Liberty - Americana A Cappella

Mexico Pavillion (Epcot)

  • Mariachi Band

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9: Avengers: Infinity War - Alan Silvestri

The brothers untangle the massive score for Avengers: Infinity War to uncover the many layers to this story. Things get heated as they talk about how the score helps guide our senses to support the wide array of settings, characters, and events in films. They also reveal their favorite superhero scores and explore how the genre has evolved.

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Avengers: Infinity War

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8: Akiyama Equipment

The brothers discuss equipment they use when recording podcasts, writing scores, and a bit about their workflows. Landon talks about keeping his workflow simple. Marc talks about studio toys like the ROLI Seaboard, Softube’s Console 1, and Ravenworks Keyboard. He also discloses one of his biggest pet peeve.

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7: A Quiet Place with Isaiah Frizzelle

Marc and Landon are joined by Actor/Writer/Director Isaiah Frizzelle, their first official guest, to talk about the record breaking thriller that has audiences dead silent and petrified of eating popcorn, A Quiet Place. They discuss how Marco Beltrami’s score tip-toes between heart-warming and heart-stopping, they share how they met Isaiah, and all the exciting things he’s got going on right now.

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Special Guest: Isaiah Frizzelle

A Quiet Place: Marco Beltrami

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6: Tomb Raider - Junkie XL

Marc and Landon talk about the composer Tom Holkenborg, a.k.a. Junkie XL, and his latest film, Tomb Raider. They talk about the DAW program Junkie XL uses, his templates, and his workflow. Marc explains the techniques and Landon geeks out over Junkie XL’s organizational skills.

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5: Music in 360º Virtual Reality

VR, not just for plain old left-right stereo. Marc and Landon explore the wide 360º world of music in virtual reality. They talk about some of the first exploratory films being created today, new techniques that are breaking the mold, as well as what new possibilities VR offers for music.

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4: Black Panther

In this episode, Marc and Landon talk about the blockbuster hit, Black Panther! Marc gives us an analysis of the unique instruments used in the score, he plays some of the motifs, and Landon compares two main themes. Listen as they both explore Ludwig Göransson’s carefully balanced score. 

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3: 2018 Oscar Nominations

To celebrate the 90th Oscars, Marc and Landon explore the films nominated for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. They talk about the significance of each film’s score, thematic leitmotifs, hidden techniques like shepherd tones, and hash out which might win the Oscar in each category.

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2018 Oscar Nominations

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2: The Greatest Showman

Marc and Landon give their take on The Greatest Showman, talk about theme, and how the film was developed from a composer and songwriter’s perspective. Marc plays the melodies from the movie, Landon agrees to stop doing his “accents” on the podcast, and they sing! 

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The Greatest Showman

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1: Introductions

Welcome to The Akiyama Brothers’ Song to Screen Podcast! In this first episode, Marc and Landon introduce a little about themselves, about this podcast, and what they hope to share. If you want to learn more about the brothers, check out their website.

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