The Composer's Life


Diving into the day-to-day details of a composer: what they do, how they do it, and why. Nadia, the host, is a composer and a graduate from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Film Scoring. She shares her personal experiences, tips, and interviews other composers to give you an insider's view on composing professionally.


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Interview with Film Composers: Kevin Lax & Robert Lydecker
Mar 15 2024
Interview with Film Composers: Kevin Lax & Robert Lydecker
An interview with Emmy award winning film composers Robert Lydecker and Kevin Lax, who recently co-scored the new film Orion and the Dark out on Netflix.Join us as we discuss what drove them to pursue film scoring, behind the scenes on working with directors, and their thoughts on the industry. They also give plenty advice for people interested in pursuing film scoring._____________________________________________________________________________________Robert Lydecker is an Emmy-winning, classically-trained composer who grew up playing drums in punk bands.  Credits include Orion and the Dark, Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Iron Fist season two,  Lethal Weapon seasons two and three, ABC’s Designated Survivor (co-scored with Sean Callery), and the Fox series Sleepy Hollow (co-scored with Brian Tyler).Outside of film music, he’s been involved with work in food justice, guerilla gardening, and habitat restoration.Website: lydeckermusic.comInstagram: Lax is also an Emmy award winning composer, rapidly emerging for his compelling, versatile, and skillfully written music. He started his music journey studying piano, voice and music composition, and attended USC's Thornton School of Music for undergraduate and graduate studies in composing. Having scored 2018's summer blockbuster The First Purge, he recently wrapped up work on Dreamworks' feature film Orion and the Dark (written by Charlie Kaufman) and TV series Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight. Other notable credits include work on Apple TV's See and Foundation, Netflix's The Witcher: Blood Origin,  ABC's Agents of Shield, as well as AMC's Walking Dead. Outside of music, Kevin enjoys exploring the great outdoors, teaching, soccer, and environmentalism.Website: