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Nikhil Hogan Show

Oct 23, 2018

We’ve got an amazing guest today, Academy Award-winning Composer, Elliot Goldenthal!

He’s the composer for films such as Alien 3, Interview with the Vampire, Heat, Titus, Public Enemies, Batman Forever, Demolition Man, Final Fantasy the Spirits Within and many more.

Goldenthal’s original two-act opera Grendel, directed by Julie Taymor, premiered at the Los Angeles Opera and was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in music.

Goldenthal has composed music for more than a dozen theatrical productions including Juan Darién: A Carnival Mass, which received five Tony nominations including Best Musical, and Original Musical Score.

Goldenthal recently composed the music for the Netflix-produced film, Our Souls at Night. In October 2017, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia premiered a trumpet concerto written by Goldenthal. He also composed the original music for M BUTTERFLY starring Clive Owen on Broadway in the Fall of 2017. 

We talk about his background and training, studying with legendary composers Aaron Copland and John Corigliano, his approach to composition and style, his upcoming projects and much, much more!