THE WEB OPERA played to rave reviews at the February 2020 Music & Dance Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Michael Roth: Two things, really. First, aesthetic and somewhat practical: whenever I’ve met a writer over the past 10 years or so who’s wanted to collaborate on an… Continue reading Interview with Composer Michael Roth (THE WEB OPERA)
Interview with Composer Mateo Messina (JUNO, BLOCKERS)
What an honor it was to chat with composer Mateo Messina. Such a talented and positive guy. I was inspired after our 30 minute chat, I have to admit. A total pro who teaches you in this interview many things, including that it’s not a bad thing to sneak into buildings in order to forward… Continue reading Interview with Composer Mateo Messina (JUNO, BLOCKERS)
Interview with Composer Jeff Russo (Emmy Winner FARGO TV series)
Jeff Russo is one of the most talented musicians and composers working in the industry today. His list of credits in the last 9 years is loaded with successful TV series and movies. In the last 2 years alone his has composed for the series Bull, Legion, Counterpart, Star Trek: Discovery, Lucifer, and his Emmy… Continue reading Interview with Composer Jeff Russo (Emmy Winner FARGO TV series)
Interview with Composer Alexei Aigui (The Young Karl Marx, I am Not Your Negro)
It was an honor chatting with the multi-talented musician and film composer Alexei Aigui and chat about his one and only passion in life: music! Listen to his music on Soundcloud Matthew Toffolo: Where were you born and raised? Was music something you always wanted to do as your career? Alexei Aigui: I was born… Continue reading Interview with Composer Alexei Aigui (The Young Karl Marx, I am Not Your Negro)
Interview with Composer Gilde Flores (Total Divas, The Wolverine)
Gilde has been in the business for over 20 years and has over 80 credits to his name. It was an honor to interview the extremely talented musician and composer: Matthew Toffolo: Where were you born and raised? Was music something you always wanted to do as your career? Gilde Flores: I was born and… Continue reading Interview with Composer Gilde Flores (Total Divas, The Wolverine)
Interview with Composer/Musician Michael Abels (GET OUT)
Michael Abels is an African-American composer known for his orchestra works Global Warming, Delights & Dances, and Urban Legend, and choral pieces such as Be The Change and Limitless. “GET OUT” was his first foray as a composer in the film industry, and it definitely won’t be his last. It was great interviewing this extremely… Continue reading Interview with Composer/Musician Michael Abels (GET OUT)
Interview with The Newton Brothers (Composers – Ouija: 2, The Runner)
What a great time I had chatting with the extremely talented Newton Brothers (Andrew Grush & Taylor Stewart). A composing team that has already “scored” an impressive resume. I talked with them while they were in the midst of promoting their composing work on the horror film “Ouija: Origin of Evil.” Matthew Toffolo: You guys… Continue reading Interview with The Newton Brothers (Composers – Ouija: 2, The Runner)
Interview with Composer Henry Jackman (Birth of a Nation, Captain America 2 & 3)
The future is always a guess. If you go back 30 years in music in film, the tolerance then is different than it is today. There is more variety in music in film today. Film scores are now a broad church. Producers are less freaked out by a wide score of music composed in a film. People now listen to a wider range of music so in relation there is more freedom for the composer to add a wider range. So the future is probably going to simply go wider as access to all kinds of music that people listen to become less judgemental.
Interview with Composer/Vocalist Dominic Lewis (Money Monster, Batman v Superman)
Dominic Lewis is a pure talent in the industry. He is a master vocalist, and composer of the new film “Money Monster”, directed by Jodie Foster and starring George Clooney & Julia Roberts. I had the privilege to interview him and talk about his career and the art of music in film.
Interview with Composer David Buckley (The Good Wife, The Town)
What a joy it was to chat with the extremely talented composer David Buckley. You can hear his music every Sunday on the hit TV series “The Good Wife”. He was also the composer on the upcoming film “The Nice Guys”, directed by Shane Black.
To learn more about David, you can go to his website: http://davidbuckleymusic.net/