September 4, 2019

Legacy Conversations #1: Conrad Pope

The talented composer, conductor and orchestrator talks about his working relationship with John Williams and his views on the Maestro’s legacy

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto

Composer, conductor and orchestrator Conrad Pope is certainly one of the most consummate and talented professionals working in the very demanding and competitive environment of Hollywood’s film music community. He is considered one of the finest orchestrators in the film business, working with some of Hollywood’s biggest and most famous film composers such as Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Mark Isham, Don Davis, Howard Shore and Alexandre Desplat.

Conrad was orchestrator for John Williams in the 1990s until the first decade of the 2000s, working on scores such as Jurassic Park, The Lost World, the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the three Williams-scored Harry Potter films and many others. Given this privileged position, he developed a unique insight into Williams’ approach to film scoring and working methods.These are some of the topics we discussed at length in this engaging and fun conversation I hope you will enjoy.

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