27: Drum Set Resurrection

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Marc and Landon talk about what it takes to resurrect an old drum set to prepare for a new show, including a rundown of the parts of a drum, how different drumheads affect the sound, as well as how the overall drum set can be tailored to create a signature show sound. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com.

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26: Into the Spider-Verse - Daniel Pemberton

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Marc and Landon swing into an alternate reality talking about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. They discuss the web of legalities around the Spider-Man intellectual property, Sony’s unique animation, score, and production of the new innovative hit. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com.

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25: Projects & Patreon

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Marc and Landon announce their Patreon page, equipment upgrades, and visit Ralph Breaks the Internet. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com.

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24: CTN Animation Expo

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Marc and Landon talk about their trip to CTN Animation Expo! They discuss new animated shorts, exciting industry news, and the untamed world of virtual reality. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com.


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At the Expo

More in Animation

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23: Brandi’s Lament

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Marc and Landon finally talk about a personal project they’ve been working on, an original animated musical! They go in depth about preparing and orchestrating an orchestral version of the main song and what it was like to conduct a live orchestra. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com.


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22: The Mighty Orchestra

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Marc and Landon discuss how a film orchestra is assembled, recorded, and their experiences in front of an orchestra. As an added treat, they also talk about a recent silent film organ concert at Nathan Barr’s studio. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com.


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  • Solo musician: Tina Guo

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21: A Star Is Born

Welcome to The Akiyama Brothers’ Song to Screen Podcast hosted by Marc and Landon Akiyama. In episode 21, the brothers talk about A Star Is Born and some of the unique techniques used to record and film the new Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper film. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com

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20: The House with a Clock in Its Walls

In episode 20, the brothers talk about The House with a Clock in Its Walls. This film brings a unique instrument back from the dead. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com

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19: Fall Preview

In Episode 19, Marc and Landon take a look at the trailers for the new fall 2018 movies. They also discuss how trailer music is written, licensing, and the trailer music business. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com.

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18: Night Owl - Score Walkthrough

In Episode 18, the brothers take a closer look at their original score for a recent short film collaboration. They’ll explore what it was like to score a film they had a hand in creating. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com. Subscribe to our YouTube to see the video walkthrough when it's posted! 

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17: Crazy Rich Asians - Brian Tyler

The Akiyama brothers just saw the latest box office hit, Crazy Rich Asians. In this episode, Marc and Landon discuss this film’s composer, Brian Tyler, his unique approach to writing for film, the casts’ performances, and some jazz lessons!

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16: Christopher Robin - Jon Brion, Geoff Zanelli

Marc and Landon take a trip back to their childhood in the Hundred Acre Wood with a silly old bear, Winnie the Pooh. They discuss the composers in Christopher Robin, musical cameos of Richard Sherman, and their fondness of these characters. 

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Richard Sherman: Winnie the Pooh Title Song

Jim Cummings: Voice of Pooh & Tigger

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15: LAIKA Studios

Marc and Landon explore the wonderful creations of the stop-motion animation studio, LAIKA. They visit the LAIKA Live exhibit at San Diego Comic-Con and take you on a tour through each movie’s unique music, style, and art.

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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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