The Akiyama Brothers' Song to Screen Podcast
By Marc & Landon Akiyama
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Marc and Landon Akiyama are two composers for film and theatre. In their Song to Screen Podcast, they talk about music in movies and shows, how the music moves the story, writing for film and theatre, the composer business, and other related topics.
||Clean27: Drum Set Resurrection||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 signat||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Into the Spider-Verse - Daniel Pemberton||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.||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: Projects & Patreon||In Episode 25, Marc and Landon announce their Patreon page, equipment upgrades, and visit Ralph Breaks the Internet. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: CTN Animation Expo||In Episode 24, Marc and Landon talk about their trip to CTN Animation Expo! They discuss new shorts, exciting industry news, and the untamed world of virtual reality. Find out more at AkiyamaMusic.com.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Brandi’s Lament||In Episode 23, Marc and Landon finally talk about a personal project they’ve been working on, an original animated musical!||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: The Mighty Orchestra||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.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: 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||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: 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.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: 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.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: 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.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: 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!||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: 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.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: 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.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Ant-Man and the Wasp - Christophe Beck||Welcome to another episode of The Akiyama Brothers’ Song to Screen Podcast. Landon explores Christophe Beck’s new themes and what he hoped to hear in the score.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: 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.||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: 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!||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: 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!||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: 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.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Avengers: Infinity War - Alan Silvestri||The brothers untangle the massive score for Avengers: Infinity War to uncover the many layers to this story.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: 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||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: 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.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: 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||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: 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 n||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: 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 G||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: 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 w||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: The Greatest Showman||Marc and Landon give their take on The Greatest Showman.||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Introductions||Welcome to The Akiyama Brothers’ Song to Screen Podcast!||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great first episode
Can’t wait to hear more!
Akiyama brothers and music go together.
It so much fun to hear the chemistry between these two brothers and their passion for music and movies. They are so well informed about the scores. Feels like your sitting in the living room with them having a homey conversation.
Like walking into a room where two smooth-voiced strangers discuss music in film.