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TV Composer Double Feature: Fil Eisler and Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle and Fil Eisler - Composer Quest

I'm excited to announce this Composer Quest double episode with TV composers Fil Eisler (Revenge, Empire, UnREAL) and Mac Quayle (American Horror Story, Drive, Mr. Robot). First, we hear from Fil about what he learned while composing for an orchestra during four seasons of Revenge. He shares his tips on getting hired for composing gigs and his tips on scoring the entire arc of a show without getting musically stale.

Next, I interview Mac Quayle about how his dance music background (41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits!) influences his film and TV scoring. He gives some music mixing pointers and explains how to build momentum in a song or soundtrack.

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Fargo Composer Jeff Russo on TV Scoring

Jeff Russo - Composer Quest

When Jeff Russo's band Tonic hit it big in the 90s, he was just beginning to get interested in film and television scoring. Now his IMDb page is chock full of major TV credits, including composing for CBS's Hostages, 50 Cent's Power, USA's Necessary Roughness, Showtime's Weeds, etc. His most creatively fulfilling work, though, has been on the FX show Fargo, for which he just got an Emmy nomination. I'm excited to bring you my interview with Jeff, which marks the start of Composer Quest: Season 3.

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