Scoreheads Presents Laura Karpman on the Music of 'The Marvels', 'What If?' & more!

Episode 31,   Jan 29, 12:11 AM

In honour of the upcoming Disney+ and 4K, Blu-Ray and DVD debut of Marvel Studios supersonic female led adventure 'The Marvels' and the imminent UK cinema release of the superb 'American Fiction' (for which our guest has since received her first Oscar nomination), here's another chance to hear Jon Brown & Sean Wilson's chat with the outstanding Composer of the soundtracks to both those projects - Laura Karpman.

If you’re hearing about Laura for the first time, well, she’s a bold, incandescent talent who creates powerful, imaginative scores that push the boundaries of storytelling. 

Her award-winning music, spanning film, television, theatre, interactive media and live performance, reflects an audaciously creative, prodigious, fresh spirit who has collaborated with the most creative filmmakers of our time, including Misha Green, Steven Spielberg, Nia DaCosta, Kevin Feige, Alex Gibney, Kasi Lemmons, Sam Pollard and Eleanor, Francis Ford & Sophia Coppola.

Her recent foray into the Marvel Universe has her scoring the eclectic animated series ‘What If?’ and the newly acclaimed Ms. Marvel which blends bold, driving, heroic orchestral music with authentic South Asian elements to create a unique sound for this ground-breaking superhero.  

Across concert halls, Karpman is well known for her Grammy award-winning album, ASK YOUR MAMA, a multimedia opera based on the iconic cycle of poems by Langston Hughes.

A fierce champion for inclusion in Hollywood, after founding the Alliance for Women Film Composers, Karpman became the first woman governor in the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was subsequently elected to be the first female governor of the music branch. 

Presented here for the first time - is a never before heard, expanded version of Jon & Sean's chat with Laura recorded over Thanksgiving 2023, featuring additional unheard interview material that includes wider discussions on Laura's music for ‘The Marvels’, the debut of ‘What If’ Season 2 on Disney+, her role with The Alliance For Women Film Composers & so much more!

Written, Presented & Recorded By: Jon Brown & Sean Wilson
Interview:  Sean Wilson & Jon Brown
Edited & Mixed By: Jon Brown
Logo Design: Mason Jordan
Cover Art Design: Jon Brown 
Cover Imaging Copyright: Laura Karpman, Marvel Studios, Marvel Music, Hollywood Records, Disney Music, Sony Classical Records
Executive Producers: Jon Brown, Paul Marsh & Sean Wilson
Distributed By: Michael Marsh Productions

Special Thanks: Laura Karpman, Amelia Allen, Holly Battaglia, Karen Pitchford, Sean Wilson, Paul Marsh, Lily Parke, Marvel Music, Hollywood Records, Disney Music Group, Sony Classical Records, Disney UK, Vue Cinemas Gunwharf Quays, Watershed Bristol and Miles, Ian, Darren, Harrison and all at Express FM Studios.

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