Disney to release new film music podcast ‘For Scores’ – and it sounds dreamy

21 August 2019, 18:03

By Helena Asprou

The forthcoming series features exclusive interviews with some of Disney’s most celebrated composers – here’s everything you need to know.

Disney Music Group has announced that it will be launching a new podcast this Friday, exploring the soundtracks to some of its most popular TV shows and films.

Created in association with Treefort Media, For Scores will feature exclusive interviews with many of the iconic composers who penned the melodies for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox.

So far, guests confirmed for the first four episodes include American composer and conductor, Alan Silvestri, who wrote the music for The Avengers franchise, and award-winning composer, Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel; Purl).

Alan SIlvestri, Avengers composer
Alan SIlvestri, Avengers composer. Picture: Getty

Joining them will be English composer, orchestrator and music producer, Harry Gregson-Williams (Penguins), and pianist Henry Jackman (Ralph Breaks the Internet; Wreck-It Ralph; Big Hero 6), who wrote his first symphony at the age of six.

The series will also be hosted Jon Burlingame, an esteemed TV and film journalist, author and lecturer in music-film history, who has written for leading publications such as Variety, The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter.

He has appeared on several classic-film DVDs, contributing music commentaries for King Kong, The Pink Panther and The Magnificent Seven, and has won major industry awards, including ASCAP’s 2013 Deems Taylor Award for his book The Music of James Bond.

Pinar Toprak attends the ASCAP 2019 Screen Music Awards
Pinar Toprak attends the ASCAP 2019 Screen Music Awards. Picture: Getty

The For Scores podcast will be available to stream via Spotify, smart speakers and YouTube, and there will also be a For Scores playlist with music from composers featured on the show.

Another four episodes will arrive later this year, with more to follow in 2010.