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The most idiosyncratic of the Newman film composing family that includes his father, Alfred Newman, bother David and cousin Randy Newman, Thomas Newman talks about breaking the mold of Hollywood film scores. Newman's scores include "The Shawshank Redemption" "Road to Perdition" and "Erin Brockovich." He won an Emmy last year for his theme to HBO's "Six Feet Under." "I still to this day wonder why strings equal big screen," says Newman. In Newman's scores, it doesn't. Gamelan metalophones, mutating guitars strummed with maracas and sponges, and arcane instruments like the stroviol populate his scores. We go inside Thomas Newman's Los Angeles studio where he plays some Rube Goldberg style instruments and talks about breaking the death-grip of the Hollywood orchestral score.

ID#03-J07-00011 Echoes Program 03X
Start Time Group Name Song Name Album Name more info

First Half Hour
0:01:00 Michael Garrison The Search In the Regions of Sun Return and Beyond  
0:06:01 Tim Story & Hans-Joachim Roedelius Clue Lunz  
0:10:45 Chris Spheeris/Anthony Mazzella The Longing Brio
0:13:07 Chris Spheeris/Anthony Mazzella The Rushes Brio
0:15:28 Cirque du Soleil Le Reveur Varekai
0:22:15 Rob Essers The Ability to Dream Raincolors  
0:29:30 break      

Second Half Hour
0:30:01 Robert Rich Steel Harmonics Echoes LRC volume 8* more info
0:36:59 Bill Laswell The Lower Ground Sacred System:Book of Exit-Dub Chamber 4
0:44:34 Samite Stars To Share Stars to Share
0:50:46 Kila Crann na bPingini Tog e Go Bog E
0:54:06 Tommy Emmanuel Those Who Wait Only

Third Half Hour
0:01:00 Thomas Newman What About You/On the Plane/Lymphocytes/Useless/Occassional Tombstones Erin Brockovich Soundtrack
0:06:01 Steve Howe Shifting Sands Skyline
0:11:46 Dougie McClean Perthshire Amber Perthshire Amber
0:17:30 Kitaro Mori no Tami An Ancient Journey
0:25:03 Brian Keane/Omar Faruk Tekbilek Kolaymi Beyond the Sky
0:29:30 break

Fourth Half Hour

Thomas Newman Feature
0:37:01 Break
0:37:01 Thomas Newman Rock Island, 1931 Road to Perdition
0:40:19 Thomas Newman Six Feet Under Title Theme Six Feet Under*
0:41:55 Autumn's Child The Distance Between Progressive World
0:47:45 Michael Mandrell & Benjy Wertheimer Satya Anjali
0:52:46 Solas Maybe in a Prayer Echoes LRC volume 8* more info
0:58:20 close

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