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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