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    Harry Gregson-Williams on writing the score for Mulan with Phoenix Orchestra

    Commissioned to score Disney’s live-action Mulan movie, acclaimed composer Harry Gregson-Williams worked with Richard Harvey and Orchestral Tools to build the sample library that would become Phoenix Orchestra. In this video, Harry describes the challenges he faced, and how he overcame them. Essential viewing!

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    Phoenix Orchestra: Interview with Richard Harvey

    Catch this short interview with Richard Harvey as he discusses his career, Chinese instruments, and the Phoenix Orchestra. Richard is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who has collaborated with artists ranging from Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello to Hans Zimmer and John Williams. TV and film highlights include The Little Prince, Luther, and The Da Vinci Code.

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    Danny Cocke discusses composing score + trailer music

    Danny Cocke discusses composing score and trailer music, his favorite go-to plugins, and how getting diagnosed with cancer, not only changed the trajectory of his life but his career in music, too.

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    Roundtable at Christopher Young’s studio

    Christopher Young, Daniel Kresco, Cris Velasco, and Michael Tavera discuss their careers, composing for film and video games, and the role of sample libraries in their compositions today.

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  • Harry Gregson-Williams on writing the score for Mulan with Phoenix Orchestra
  • Phoenix Orchestra: Interview with Richard Harvey
  • Danny Cocke discusses composing score + trailer music
  • Roundtable at Christopher Young’s studio