Oscar-nominated composer John Debney & Grammy-winning composer Laura Karpman will be Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday on WUSB.
Stony Brook, NY - March 14th, 2016 - Oscar-nominated composer John Debney and Grammy-winning composer Laura Karpman will be Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday at 6:00 PM on Long Island's WUSB. As part of the Sounds of Film's annual Easter celebration, John Debney will be talking about his acclaimed score to Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ and his new music for the film, The Young Messiah.
John Debney is one of Hollywood's most prolific composers and has worked on a variety of movies including the Princess Diaries, Elf, Iron Man 2, The Emperor's New Groove, Bruce Almighty and Liar Liar.
Debney stated, "It is an honor to be associated with Passion of the Christ. It is amazing that I still get letters and emails today telling me how people are so moved by the film's music."
Also on the show, is four-time Emmy-winning composer, Laura Karpman. She recently won a Grammy Award for ASK YOUR MAMA, based on an iconic cycle of poems by Langston Hughes. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, ASK YOUR MAMA was written for Jessye Norman, the Roots, Nnenna Freelon, and d'Adre Aziza.
She will be discussing her unique career composing music for television, documentaries, films, video games and concerts. Through the years, Laura has worked on the scores for Taken, ODYSSEY 5, Regarding Susan Sontag, the Galapagos Affair and Underground.
"Laura is one of the most important composers in the world. This Grammy and Emmy Award winner is a rare giant in both the entertainment and concert world," says Tom Needham.
And, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Sounds of Film will feature songs from the Oscar-nominated film, Brooklyn, directed by Jim Crowley. The soundtrack features music by John Carty, James Blennerhassett, Jim Higgins, Seamus O'Donnell, Iarla Ó Lionaird Fiachna Ó Mongáin, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and Paul Gurney.
About The Sounds of Film
The Sounds of Film is the nation's longest-running film-themed show. For over 28 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live on the Internet at wusb.fm.
Recent guests include author Chris Hedges, Billy Joel, Dionne Warwick, Chazz Palminteri, composer Cliff Martinez and Congressman Steve Israel.