Produced by

Carter Burwell and Maya Beiser

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Film composer Carter Burwell has had a storied career as a film composer for the past two decades. Known for his longtime collaboration with the Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze in which he has scored all their films, including their latest, A Serious Man and Where The Wild Things Are, respectively. He joins us along with cellist Maya Beiser today to talk about the complex art of film scoring, and to present his latest works for cello.


Maya Beiser and Carter Burwell

Comments [3]

Jeff Newton from Detroit, MI

Karaoke is EVERYWHERE in Detroit and surrounding areas. Karaoke hosts make great money while real musicians play for chump change. Some of the Karaoke singers are good but most are dreadful, out of tune and totally unmusical.

Young people use sequences and digital audio workstations to create fake instrumental tracks. Many wouldn't know a saxophone from a bass if their life depended upon it. Musicians have been devalued.

Karaoke succeeds because people get drunk to sing which makes money for the bar. Karaoke hosts have their own followings so its a great business model. Many people would rather embarrass themselves with poor singing than see real musical artists in action.

Musical education has taken a great hit and needs to be reintroduced - including singing!

Jan. 15 2010 02:18 PM
DJ Dav0 from Central NJ

As a Karaoke DJ I can tell you the people love singing and all talent levels come out.

Love/Hate with American Idol. While it does inspire folks to come out to our karaoke shows, it casts, as one callers mentioned, singing as a competition.

My company has found that getting a good mix of ALL talent level will improve attendance at my shows.

DJ Dav0

Jan. 14 2010 02:34 PM
Laurie Spiegel from Tribeca

Carter is ever "the Same" with his old motto "Semper Mutans"!

Oct. 28 2009 02:55 PM

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