“The Struggle Behind the Soundtrack” is my first book and will be published by McFarland in the fall of 2019. It examines how composers, arrangers and sound designers work and which challenges they have to face. Furthermore, I elaborate on temp tracks, sound design, ghostwriting, budgets and the set-up of Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions among other topics.
Drawing on exclusive interviews with more than 40 notable composers, this book gives an in-depth analysis of the industry and reveals the creative process behind the work of such artists as Klaus Badelt, Mychael Danna, Abel Korzeniowski, Walter Murch, Rachel Portman, Alan Silvestri, Randy Thom and others.
“The Struggle Behind the Soundtrack” is available from McFarland