17 Burst results for "Michael Michael Abels"
"michael abels" Discussed on The Current
"Didn't tell me a little bit about that and what you were thinking when you wrote that. I just I was just like in another world listening to that because I wrote that as an Capella piece. I. Wrote that five years ago actually when Dylann roof shot up. That church in Charleston and massacred all those churchgoers and. I did a version then with my friends and family at a church was video when. You know you just make. You just make when you are moved to make an Try. To I don't know you just you have to put it out and then maybe people get solace from it. Maybe they feel. Like they can get another day. I don't know and so when all of this stuff was happening this summer and it's just very hard I'm an Ireland kind of crying a lot. And somebody posted that you know one of my fans close to that and I was like Oh my gosh yeah I'm looking at the words going what has changed I don't know this is still pretty you know so I wrote a couple of new verses and I reached out to Michael Abels and I said he's a mazing composer film score. He's just really amazingly talented and I said could you orchestrate this? You know and create a a spot in the middle for cello and he he did an amazing job we pulled. The pandemic, a performance of this. So that's the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and these amazing members of the Sphinx Ensemble and there's a ballet dancer on the video and it's incredible cellist and it was just a really. I I don't know I. Mean we all felt that urge to create all felt the urge to come together and people seem to be responding to it. So I feel good about being an artist and trying to make the world a better place I. Don't know if you've talked a couple of times a feeling removed what is it like to watch the lead up to this election everything swirling around from a distance Oh, sucks and a lot of ways I mean because like all families the midst of it, you know they're all North Carolina like. On reaching out as much as I can just to kind of stay in touch and doing as much art as I can. But it's it's hard to my kids going, why are you crying mommy and I'm dislike. What do you say to them? I tell them I say this is what's happening I. Don't know I just I'm just honest and I say this situation and it makes me sad and My son, for example was playing. You know this one of these Games a game and I realized that it was a cop was a game where you are a cop and you're trying to. Catch criminals. and. I just said I. Don't want you to play that game anymore. It was just in the midst of everything this summer and you know God. Bless him. He was just like why and I said because. I it makes me really sad and so he closed up the IPAD and was fine with that and then he came over and we talked about it and I said what makes somebody a criminal? What makes a cop? What is it caught me? So we had this conversation. About. Just in term his seven. He's a smart seven but he's seven. By you know just trying to use it as an example of just saying you know things aren't always black and white. Are you listening to now to try to I mean people are listening to your music? To find something to hang onto in this. Moment that seems to be moving at a million miles an hour and also going really slowly would you listening to? PODCASTS. History podcast actually to a lot of the BBC in our time. You know I'll watch a little bit of the Great. British. Bake. OFF But the history stuff you mean your history in particular because it gives you some sense as to what? Oh my God it relaxes me it really does when you when you're listening to the atrocities. Committed by Alexander the great or out just any in any civilization quote unquote civilization in the history of humanity. When you realize that this stuff goes way way back. You know we've been doing this ever since settlements ever since ever since we started growing food and realizing that we had to protect a plot of land, it's. Winds me up and relaxes me because I kind of go God. That's odd read about. Read about the or listen to the Aztecs or history. Or Theory of Oh my God. So you know but then I go. Yeah but you know what all you do is that thing that you're doing in this moment because really Everything is there these huge cycles of history that we have no control over all I got is control over today. If you can make that moment count, then you'll do the right things. I think. Maybe I'm too optimistic. I don't know but that's just how I making sense of the world at the moment it's a real pleasure to talk to you The urgency around what you're creating right now is really important as well, and it matches this moment and I appreciate that. So thank you. Thank you. Ran and Giddens is an American Grammy Award winning singer Songwriter. Multi instrumentalist. And the new director of the Silk Road. Project at Harvard University for more CBC, podcasts to CBC DOT CA slash podcasts..
"michael abels" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Now every artist is good talking about what they do Isaac and I think in some ways that's to be expected like his moods unfair to expect artist to also explain themselves is a weird thing. It's an intuitive thing. But Michael abels is really adept at explaining his art at least I thought. So because I know nothing about music but listening to him talk about the thing that he knows intimately I really felt like I understood what he was talking about I really felt like. He was explaining to me how he works and I was nodding along in thinking. Yeah. That's composers do what they do of course. Yes. Totally and I have to imagine that some of that is why he's so good at being a collaborator and a film composer in particular because you know as we were talking about in the interview, it's not like he's sitting there with directors and you know they're discussing what the chord progression is going to be or speaking about it in music theory terms. The director is explaining it to him in the director's language, and then he has to digest it into his own art form and then explain that or have that art form explained to the director back with the director was doing, and that's a tricky thing to have to do, and so I think that in order to be successful in that kind of world, you have to become good at talking about things that can seem extremely abstract. I. Found it really illuminating also to hear, Abel's liken the work that he does inside of a film to the actors performance that his music is just another facet of how the film functions and. The composer to me can be sort of like a titanic figure who we use to represent ego an all art involves ego but but Abel's is talking about collaboration about modulating his art to suit the needs of the people he's working with whether the director or the editor. Absolutely. I think I've spoken on this podcast before of the kind of. Way In theater that we talk about what it wants to be as opposed to. Well, I wanted to be this collaborative and I think you know another person we think of AS Roma, the Titanic Egos, the director but I think most really great directors actually understand that their aesthetic choices, their ideas, their concepts are going to create this larger thing that is actually made up of everyone's labor. But I also think that one of the things that's very clear from everything Michael was saying is that part of a good and healthy collaboration is? A really clear establishing of roles in what the hierarchy is. And it's actually easier to collaborate when you do that, we think that it can be harder to collaborate when you do that. But actually having that stuff clear and know who's the decision maker and who's in charge of what and all that stuff actually makes the job much easier. I mean that makes our jobs easier. Just do what our producer Cameron tells us to do. Right. He puts us through our paces and then we make this stirling podcast. That's entirely true. In fact, every word I said was written by camps. Exactly no, but but it is. It is true that those clear roles really help. That's true on a podcast that's true on. Play no matter how big the cast is and on film you know there's like hundreds of people collaborating in that. But it only works if everyone really knows what they're places. Hearing Michael Abels talk about his work and here hearing the pieces of his work that you play throughout the interview helped me think more about what it is. A score does inside of film Yes it provides atmoshere, but it does these. Things and you and Michael. discuss. Something that you and I had talked about, which is particular effect in the film bad education which I. Think we a we both enjoyed watching and we both notice this particular sound. You know it's more of a tone than a song and it was really satisfying to hear Michael explained how it was made. But it's actually more interesting to me to think about what it does Like, very tiny provocation that stabilizes you as you're watching a movie that is actually like it is a movie that goes down very easily right like it's a very entertaining film. So it's an unusual aesthetic choice to have this little bit of friction inside of something that feels really candy-colored an enjoyable. It makes you kind of notice like something is off. Yes. Absolutely does the thing that Michael is talking about, which is that it alerts you to the fact there is now a mystery and that there's more to this mystery than you initially think there is and you know if you watch that sequence where I appears, which I think is just a camera panning as allison, Janney walks through an office or something like that. Right? You don't immediately think this sequence must have music to work. It's just someone moving right so there it's about like what additional meanings and understandings that music conveys in that moment and where it leads you to go. Even if all of that is happening totally subconsciously and you're not actively thinking about it like that's what it's doing to you. It is creating a separate set of meanings for those images. Isaac. You're in the middle of writing a book. I'm supposed to be writing a book. We Are you writing another book wait is this a newsflash you're running? No that's what I do for a living. I'd thank you. You know you got to keep going right so. One of the things that I've heard our colleagues report. So this is just One of those nonsense anecdotal trends is that they write to soundtracks and I wonder if you've ever heard that you've ever done up. I have done that sometimes. It might be a little bit different in nonfiction or at least in the kind of nonfiction that I'm writing right now, which is heavily researched because I really just need to be focusing on have. I got this timeline straight on pulling together four different books in three different interviews and do I have all the facts in a row? My you know there's a lot of like little teeny stuff like that. But I'm often working with before I can even right the sentences and so I'm actually often not listening to music. When I do that. But when I was writing stuff that was more, shall we say emotionally expressive or whatever I listen to music a lot of times doing that I think it helps you get in the mood. It helps you get in the character, but I could be wrong. You are fiction writer among many other things. So do you create playlists for your characters or do you think like this is a moment where this character is really devastated so I need to listen to the love theme from Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet. Get. into character. It doesn't often align emotionally like the emotional tenor of the scene does often correlate to the nature of the music that I'm listening to. I do tend to write in long bursts, and so I do listen to music more the way I would imagine you do when you're working out or something where you just sort of needs thing with some. Some sense of movement to keep your own work moving when I was working on the book that will publish later this fall. This story is so insane and I kind of love telling it because I think it really it really a distills for me the madness of what I sometimes do to work I was in a hotel room revising the center of the Central Section of this book, and there was a day that I was just I was really tired because I was working around the clock and I was really I needed music to provoke me and so I listened to my favorite Beatles Song which is lovely Rita meter maid forty, eight times in a row, which is really a lot of times to listen to the same song over and over again..
"michael abels" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"One of the things you have to do within this of course is actually figuring out what the melody is actually figure out. What are the notes that are going to be played and I'm very interested in that part of the process because like as a writer. For me, it's about getting. So immersed in the research that it's kind of all, I can think about and then I have to shot the books or close down the computer and take a shower, go on a walk or just do something and wait for the sentences to come, and then when the sentences come, I know it's ready. What's that process like for you? So I've had to actively notice might inspiration. By that I mean rather than feel like it's Just a gift from God that I have no control over I have to I mean it it is that but to be a productive composer, I have to gain some control. So that, my only control is to listen to. To See if I could detect any patterns to it rather than view it as random as kind of like. Well noticed how this works and see if I can't then. Create the situation where it might happen. So one thing I've noticed is that. Often the first idea I have in the morning is the one that's the the most inspirational of other things. So. Now, that I've noticed that I try to harness that and if that means the first thing to do in the morning after a wake-up is go into the studio and write something down or at least recorded enough that I won't forget it. That I let myself do that even though. That's not what I want to. I want to have coffee in wait but I've learned not if you want to have inspired, you have to take that moment and. I ride my bike and I noticed that if I think about music before ride my bike then when I ride my bike, then something generates after I'm doing that. So every it's different for everybody and you're walk you know that's that's exactly what I do when I ride my bike. So every artist I think has that and you have to learn to. Learn what it is that triggers your creative artists and than nurture that and really honor it and and help it out. We'll be back with more of Isaac's conversation with the composer Michael Abels in a moment..
"michael abels" Discussed on Slate's Working
"One of the things you have to do within this of course, is actually figuring out what the melody is actually figure out. What are the notes that are going to be played and I'm very interested in that part of the process because like as a writer. For me, it's about getting. So immersed in the research that it's kind of all, I can think about and then I have to shot the books or close down the computer and take a shower, go on a walk or just do something and wait for the sentences to come, and then when the sentences come I know it's ready. What's that process like for you? So. I've had to actively notice might inspiration. By that I mean rather than feel like it's. Just, a gift from God that I have no control over I have to I mean it. It is that but to be a productive composer, I have to gain some control. So that, my only control is to listen to. To, see, if I could detect any patterns to it, rather than view it as random as kind of like well noticed how this works and see if I can't then. Create the situation where it might happen. So one thing I've noticed is that Often. The first idea I have in the morning is the one that's the the most inspirational of other things. So now that I've noticed that I try to harness that, and if that means the first thing to do in the morning after a wake-up is go into the studio and write something down or at least recorded enough that I won't forget it. That I let myself do that even though. That's not what I want to. I want to have coffee in wait but I've learned not if you want to have inspired, you have to take that moment and. I, ride my bike and I noticed that if I think about music before ride my bike. Then when I ride my bike, then something generates after I'm doing that. So every it's different for everybody and you're walk you know that's that's exactly what I do when I ride my bike. So every artist I think has that and you have to learn to. Learn what it is that triggers your creative artists and than nurture that and really honor it and and help it out. We'll be back with more of Isaac's conversation with the composer. Michael. abels in a moment. Let's talk about film spotting, which is, of course, one of the very best film podcasts out there. And they have been providing in depth reviews, interviews, and top five lists for more than fifteen years, hosts, Adam campaigner, and Josh Larsen take the movies seriously without taking themselves seriously every week Adam and Josh offer reviews of movies and revered classics, filmmaker interviews, and top five lists along with regular features like phone spotting marathons, which allow you to fill in cinematic blind spots and.
"michael abels" Discussed on Slate's Working
"So much of my job is to channel the emotions of the lead character. I write frightening music because I genuinely frightened by the things that are going on at the screen and the characters don't know what's happening and that's why they're terrified and I want to make sure that the music is every bit as good an actor as the actress. Got, express, the emotion music as well as they do in their bodies voices. Welcome back to working I'm your host Ramona alum and I'm your other host Isaac Butler. And the other voice we just heard was the composer Michael abels Isaac do our listeners know Abel's work even if they don't know his name I, guess that they one hundred percent know at least some of his work Michael Abels, his actually worked in a lot of different forms. He's worked in live concert music and things like that. But he is actually best known for his film scores his first one of which was for a little film called get out which guessing our listeners have seen He's also collaborated with Jordan peel on Peel's follow up to get out which was us. And he's done a couple of other movies including the recent and I think highly recommended by both you and me the recent HBO Film Badge Occasion. So bad education, which you say is an HBO film it's based on. A real life scandal that happened in a sort of fancy public school district on long. Island. Is such a delight it's one of those movies I sat and watched. Without knowing much about it and Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney give these really. Lovely performances that are. Sort of like anthropologically accurate but not mocking there's something kind of sincere in their depiction of suburban Long Island and it's a really interesting movie and one of the things. So when when you mentioned to me, you're going to have this conversation with Michael and you mentioned that he had done this film I remember saying to you like Oh. Yes. That makes a lot of sense it is. A film in which the score feels I wouldn't want to say that it feels overly present or something like that like that's not the point but it is a film where I certainly noticed the music. Yes. Absolutely. In the music kind of moves in two different modes. One of them is this kind of pastiche of baroque and romantic classical music. There's some Beethoven and Mozart references in there. As well as other composers, but there's also this other part of the music though which is this sound that we talked about at the very top of the interview an attract that if you're listening to the soundtrack is called come quick. which underscores some of the film's tensest moments and you don't even think of it as necessarily musical when you first hear it but it of course has been carefully sculpted by its composer. It's my understanding that Michael. Labels has kind of an amazing backstory. Yes, certainly. So when Michael Abels came to work on get out, he was actually the head of the Music Program of Exclusive Private K through twelve school and Jordan Peele was very dedicated to the idea that the film was going to have black collaborators on it, and that he was going to find a black composer for the film and as Michael and I discuss later on in the interview, there were not a huge number of African American film composers. was searching for one. He actually found on youtube a live performance of a piece of Michael's called urban legends. and. and. Off of that thought that he would be a good fit and had you know I think someone from? Remember correctly reach out to Michael and. They you know hit it off and the rest is history. That is such an extraordinary story and it really it reminds me of the conversation had two main Davis the director who's big break in directing for television came because the director every had seen. Film that domain had made in her youth. There's so much to be said for the importance of people who attain success kind of holding the door open for other people, and that's that's a lovely story and it's it's wonderful that Michael was able to kind of find his home in film because clearly he's very adept at what does yes, I agree it's a lovely story but I but I also think It reminds me of another interview you did Remond and that it also has to make us think of all the people deserving of these kinds of jobs who did not get these kinds of jobs because of the institutional barriers erected against people of color you know, and it is a a reminder for people that sometimes because of those barriers in order to find the right candidate. And in order to find the right candidate who may not come from the standard background, you have to resort to unconventional means searching Youtube for you know interesting black composers is not the conventional way that you find a composer for your big. Breakthrough horror film? and. So I think it's a great story, but there is also this sort of other side of it that we should acknowledge. Right, but it speaks to appeals commitment to using the advantage that was hard one even for him optioned it is a reminder that like I mean the score for us and the score forget are so beautiful that it's a reminder that. The pipeline that conventional pipeline doesn't always necessarily provide the best people right there. There can be great talent lurking if you're willing to actually just go out and look for absolutely and as will here that's something that Michael's dedicating a large amount of energy to changing. Honestly, this interview is so good I. Think we ought to just get to it and we'll let Michael Able speak for himself..
"michael abels" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"So. Much of my job is to channel the emotions of the lead character. I write frightening music because I genuinely frightened by the things that are going on at the screen and the characters don't know what's happening and that's why they're terrified and I want to make sure that the music is every bit as good an actor as the actress. got to express the emotion in music as well as they do in their bodies voices. Welcome back to working I'm your host Ramona alum and I'm your other host is Butler. and. The other voice we just heard was the composer Michael abels Isaac do our listeners know Abel's work even if they don't know his name I guess that they one hundred percent know at least some of his work, Michael Abels his actually worked in a lot of different forms. He's worked in live concert music and things like that. But he is actually best known for his film scores his first one of which was for a little film called get out which guessing our listeners have seen He's also collaborated with Jordan peel on Peel's follow up to get out which was us. and. He's done a couple of other movies including the recent and I think highly recommended by both you and me the recent HBO Film Badge -Cation. So bad education, which you say is an HBO film, it's based on. A real life scandal that happened in a sort of fancy public school district on Long Island. Is such a delight. It's one of those movies I sat and watched. Without knowing much about it and Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney give these really. Lovely performances that are. Sort of like anthropologically accurate but not mocking there's something kind of sincere in their depiction of suburban. Long Island and it's a really interesting movie and one of the things. So when when you mentioned to me, you're going to have this conversation with Michael and you mentioned that he had done this film I remember saying to you like Oh. Yes. That makes a lot of sense it is. A film in which the score feels I wouldn't want to say that it feels overly present or something like that like that's not the point, but it is a film where I certainly noticed the music. Yes. Absolutely. In the music kind of moves in two different modes. One of them is this kind of pastiche of baroque and romantic classical music. There's some Beethoven and Mozart references in there. As well as other composers, but there's also this other part of the music though which is this sound that we talked about at the very top of the interview an attract that if you're listening to the soundtrack is called come quick. which underscores some of the film's tensest moments and you don't even think of it as necessarily musical when you first hear it but it of course has been carefully sculpted by its composer. It's my understanding that Michael Labels has kind of an amazing back story. Yes certainly. So when Michael Abels came to work on get out, he was actually the head of the Music Program of Exclusive Private K through twelve school and Jordan. peele was very dedicated to the idea that the film was going to have black collaborators on it and that he was going to find a black composer for the film and as Michael and I discuss later on in the interview, there were not a huge number of African American film composers out there, and so he was searching for one. He actually found on youtube a live performance of a piece of Michael's called urban legends..
"michael abels" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Okay okay I'm GonNa love me again from rocket man into the unknown frozen to spirit the lion king stand up Harriet. So you've you've got Elton John Beyond say do we know whether it's a denial Zell. WHO's nominated for into the unknown or is that panic at the disco? It's Edina okay. Well I it's I I don't know what kind of world we're living in this point. Beautiful Ghost is I believe the Taylor Swift Song and stand up is this. NDA Ribaud Song. I believe at the extract correct. Where where's Jessie Buckley? I Dunno I finally caught up with rose. Oh what'd you think. She's delightful grant. It's an and that song is really lovely. It's Great Yeah Eh. Shame on the HP. That'll be the time we say that on this podcast best original score Alexander does plot little women helder older gwenda Tear Joker Randy Newman marriage story. That's my dad. Thomas Newman nineteen seventeen. Daniel Pemberton motherless Brooklyn. Let me tell you the first thing thing I did after these nominations were announced. I put on the scored motherless Brooklyn and I was like Oh okay this is real good. Yeah this is a weird domination. It's a bit of a random nomination. I wonder if there was a lot of lobbying for this nomination. But it's a great score. That's kind of captures mid-century New York jets just just pleased to see it couple. Things pretty aggressively snubbed. Here okay Michael J. Kino's Gioja Rabbits Gordon keen on one of the most beloved and honored composers working in Hollywood right now. Michael Michael abels US score. I think is really one of the more interesting and acclaimed of the year. No John Williams Horizon skywalker infectious stores at all here. Was it screened in time time. I doubt it but who knows just has not screened for an uneven chinooks. So can I can. I just say a pawn rewatching Mary story this has been out to be like. Wow the randy. Newman scores amazing but that movie is not that movie. Without Randy Newman score. It's outstanding totally agree. The and the first time I saw it. I didn't feel it as much on the second time I felt doubt. Yes yes and so you know. We'll see what happens there. Rainy Newman has won for best original song but has never one for best original score. He's obviously you know. This is the guy who wrote the score to the natural. This is one of the great composers songwriters of our time and is one of my idols. Best screenplay motion picture Noah Baumbach for marriage story. Bongino Hundred Mon for Parasite Anthony McCartan that. You Popes Quentin Tarantino. Once upon a time in Hollywood Steven Diane for the Irishman so maybe we slight oversight our winters. I think the two posts is big winner here to yes and this is the first time we're seeing the words. The two popes on this show everybody you said after telluride that the two posts was going to come through and dominate. And then they they didn't get any love at all from all those critics bodies we talked about and then here it is so now. It's starting you did pick this believe I picked it. Yes it this is a very the golden goose your first pick. Yeah it just. It's so classic it does have international appeal because it set obviously in the Vatican and end. There's some art Argentina flashbacks and chew very very beloved actors and Jonathan. Pryce Anthony Hopkins. It is Is feel good. It is accessible and it just it seems like Golden Globes Candy. I agree with you I wouldn't even be stunned if at one. This category It's it's seems most likely that that Baumbach would win here but him not getting a director nomination. There's a feeling right. No I think the Oscar race that something like this might happen Irishman White Win. Best Picture Quentin Tarantino might win best director and no abound back might win okay screenplay and that is how they you would find a way to acknowledge the three frontrunners. I could see that. The Globe says different narrow honoring different stuff Give them a lot of credit for nominating parasite our site. I didn't even get a nominee director and so this is not a bad category. The the film that leaves out. Obviously he's a little women which I think is actually a feat of screenplay in writing in a Lotta ways yes because adaptations go. It's a very unusual adaptation as you have made me understand last month and we'll talk more about that again then. Does the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Books you know to be fair has any man in my life. Read this book either. No so it's okay but I don't think that they cared about the intricate adaptation process of little women. I agree with you Joe. Rabbit also not nominated in this category category starting to feel like Joe Joe Rabbits fadeaway. Yeah which that's okay. Fine let me best actor in a supporting role in any motion picture. Tom Tom Hanks a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Anthony Hopkins the two popes Al Pacino. The Irishman Joe Pesci the Irishman Brad Pitt. Once upon a time in Hollywood. This is what I would call the chalk. Yes I category here We tried to get cute and suggests sterling K. Brown in waves when we had our predictions and that of course did not happen in GOP. She was nominated. He also won a bunch of critics six awards over the weekend and Joe Patchy rules in the Irishman. So this is fine by me. I just WanNa say that this category it was. This is what I picked from Oscar predictions and October. Oh congratulations to you thanks. I I don't feel very proud about it. Considering the nominating body but yeah these are good performances. I like all of that would be fine that's probably the last time. We'll say that best actress in a supporting role in any motion picture. Kathy Bates were Richard Jewel. That for the Report Art Laura dern marriage story Jennifer Lopez hustlers Margot Robbie bombshell. I feel like I'm getting really good at reading these and I they hire me to do one of us I did you feel like I'm in like the awards presentation you know at five in the morning when they're reading the nominations available. I was awake and watching that. It was very funny to watch Tim Allen. Read the nominees in this category. I just a brief rant and I've seen a lot of other Awards journalists analysts and prognosticators ranting about this recently but You know what I'm going to save it. Oh Okay I'm going to save Hark okay I I love and respect of the women in this category and it makes me really bad you WanNa Shutian. Yeah and Florence Pew here we go. I think there are three people in here who consider lack for the Oscars and we pick them in our gloves. Predictions Laura dern marriage story Jennifer Lopez were hustlers. Margot Robbie for bombshell I. I think these are three great performances. It seems like Laura Dern is just GonNa win the Oscars. We just don't need to really talk about it. We can have a little fun with the two other nominations nations. And it's a little bit of who do you WanNa see the Oscars and who do you want to have get to talk about for a couple of months leading an betting has never won an Oscar. She absolutely deserves an Oscar. She's not going to win it this year. So why are we spending any time on this. Nothing burner performance in the reports. She's just wearing a wig. Okay okay the coffee kicked.
"michael abels" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Guy and Nikki toxin that that kind of a whisper you know you get everybody got a little dose of it with pay I mean that's got out the talks walking around here and and I you know I I got to know him quite well because we visited Ohio state Columbus down in Orange County we wanna watch practice and it's tough to get much out in there because of him but he's got a cool personality and I think he showed a little and I guess Baker ticked him off a couple years ago thank you know Baker trying to get over on him as he was thinking about it for two years but do you believe like your as a Stanford man you had some big games we like no you're cool to carry a grudge that long yeah yeah yeah you every time I played UCLA March my friend not much of a challenge now my friend Thursday they go at yeah they do and by the way I can save you some film study there's not I and I'm trying to I'm not certainly not trying to be mean to these kids who are trying hard but I don't think is any too many guys on the draft board a that's a whole other topic list I can also just kind of fun off field stuff is that Richard Sherman Baker Mayfield handshake incident and I wonder how you viewed it from GM's perspective did you view it as this is static we don't need or not rich can handle himself well I I think when you buy Richard Sherman you understand that you're buying a little bit of that a little bit of the unknown and I've always appreciated him because I think he is a class guy I think he he plays incredibly competitive brand of football and that's and any talks it is well and so you know you're getting some of that and you better be willing to live with it Kyle and I were playing we sure in the other day we honestly think that he blacks out when he goes out there for those he's been known to you know that special teams coach while we say if we don't win we want to or they differ we want to go this way and sure we'll call the other way ahead so we were telling you really do blacked out when you we may we may have to have somebody else handle that you know what you we want to receive the for or what direction so I think here and see things that the fifty yard line before games drenalin is a crazy thing right it makes you do crazy things it's extra right John Lynch okay well that was fun recapping Monday night to be now we got before that you go get into Sunday and obviously the huge negatives the injuries and then there's this is no way to draw it up you're missing your to starting tackles and in fact the way Kyle puts it you're playing your fourth and fifth tackles because Shon Coleman your third tackle got injured the preseason so you're going to meet your fourth and fifth tackles and then call you check and you said the day you signed and you said this position is W. offense of weapons and you're missing your O. W. that's all I mean John this is a tough tough situation but can you talk to us about how you guys you your roster roster depth in terms these injuries yeah I mean that's one thing we made a concerted effort and everybody is in this league not only the quality and we talked about that of our our of the of the finishers the game changing players but we knew we had it add to our death now we felt very good about Shon Coleman be into a starting caliber tackle we lost him in the preseason and its daily goes down and Mike McGlinchey goes down I think the best news is you watch the guy the way that a kid Justin school is stepped up to the occasion and really played at a high level we're extremely proud of them Danny Brunskill was a guy who you know was was a tight in at San Diego state three four years ago you know played in the A. F. and for the San Diego fleet and it is in and you know want one thing I can tell you were incredibly confident now would we love to have stately in which of course we would but you know what I watch the the Thursday night game I watch the end of that and they were the the patriots could only want run one personnel group because they had so many injuries and they could barely finish the game but they found a way that's what this week presents yet it's it's the challenge we have in and we have a big challenge now the rams are with clay Matthews so they have their own challenges but the fact of the matter of the biggest challenges the rams are very good football team and you know we've we've got a great opportunity to try to go down there and when a division games on your staff was watching the San Diego fleet game that you know watch that film you know I gotta give RG Gil and he's a scout is sometimes the scouts are the the unsung heroes in RG dealing came to us and said I really have a good feeling about this Danny brown skill and you know we we brought him in for a workout he looked good he kept looking better throughout the offseason you know when you're talking about those backup players on the office line to make a team you got to do a lot of things if he played every position on the offense of line throughout camp even center which he had never done any he kept showing his value and and here he is with a great opportunity so these are great stories and you know we're we're confident that he's going to go out and perform in a in a in a really good way and and you know what the good good news is that you know Staley McClatchy we're gonna have to buy some time but they're coming back it's not like they're gone for the year and my cat and successful surgery yesterday and you know will will will usually await his return but in in the mean termite that meantime Dani Brunskill and and and as a team we've got a we've got a weather that and I just looked up RJ Gil and that's pretty cool to get that shot at just X. got nobody else knew about no relation to the great quip ster basketball coach Pete Gillen never him I do I don't I don't know why they did away with the like that either machine kind of a baby I'm a wire kind of like that you know whose it is the no relation is there Dylan I don't know I don't know throwing that out ball at L. issue and isn't it we cool stories that you got his law degree but he's he's he loves football so he's a is a rising star and I'm looking at this he's much more handsome than Pete by Pete Gillen once said he he wants it I'm just a caraway seed in the bakery of life the killings one time I was I was taught that one away as profound whatever that Hey I'm okay so the rams game you know it's huge you guys have bought some capital I don't want to say you can afford to lose that's not something you ever want to say but you guys understand the daunting task they have two losses they they they it's sort of desperation time for them you guys are up against it with your injury situation do you guys acknowledge that this is a you're coming off a short week is there any feeling in the building that this is you know a little bit of a handicap going into this game now I mean there's there's handicaps and challenges different challenges each and every week there's a divisional game mild coach Tony Dungy used to talk about these games count double because you can impose a loss on somebody else to win on yourself or vice versa and so these games are huge it's our first crack at one this year and and we've got great respect for this team we know him well there's relationships the United you guys talking about John McVay one of the coolest things after the game the other day John McVeigh left a message on this on this phone I'm on here about congratulating us on the effort and when you get a guy like that doing that that that makes you proud but I'm sure he's got you can be sure that you're in for his grand in this this week well now that it's a great great out of great awesome opportunity so there you go yeah we're back live here and Lynch kids goes on this good stuff too later on about the about the rich it will I love what he said about Richard Sherman in the coin flip about sometimes Richard is so whacked out of there so hyped up on a trailer he forgets which way they're supposed to either accept kicker kicked like blacks out that's cool wonder if that happens to your your famous rockers on stage like they're even know what they're doing yeah I'm gonna go ahead and start using it myself that's the reason I screwed up the bart Oates number I had a blackout it's pretty good yeah how can you fault me for that don't don't hold it against a polymer causing a blackout it's been a fun Friday and then we did a forecast way back when we did much to medium impact prize dismay because he tries to like see block us if you don't I'm saying from doing the forecast on a weekly basis we won't have a we roll right over that kid we even dabbled into the Kerr China deal and and of course our picks just reviewing poly back to Seattle minus two against Cleveland Kansas city minus four against the Texans I went with Texas in the points against polymeric Sooners ten and a half and with Bob it shows Irish giving ten and a half I got spots where we're gonna go copes is losing his mind in there traffic stop okay ever does go seventy lights camera music this ever discuss seventy brings Hollywood's finest Davey seventy all conductor Michael Abel's joins the S. of somebody.
"michael abels" Discussed on KCRW
"Getting the feeling behind my knees behind my castle. I guess intense. Believe me if you haven't seen it and the music plays a huge part in that the man behind the score. The film's composer is Michael Abels. He also composed the music for Jordan peels movie get out, and he's here to tell us all about making music that makes you hold your breath and remind yourself it's just a movie, it's just and it is so nice to have you here. Michael, thanks so much for having me, Barbara, well that clip we just heard features your spin on that classic. Hip. Hop song from the nineties I got five on it by loonies, and it's just this really classic joyful song. But you make it so scary. How do you do that? It has to do with their the harmony behind it like scary harmonies are dissonant. They're not friendly to the ear. And so you can. Take pretty much anything and just by distorting the harmony behind it. The let the subconscious know that whatever has happening is not good. I was gonna ask you. What does make song scary? Because for me, I have and I'm sure I'm not alone. I when I think of scary sounds I go back to childhood. Peter and the wolf scared me, you're nodding. Yes. Absolutely, Peter and the wolf scared me pants. There's a piece by one of my earliest music memories is a piece by Edvard Grieg called in the hall of the mountain king. And in that piece kids are chased by a put it the the the monster that lives in the fjord or something like that. And I you know, I'd never heard that story, but you don't need to. It's right there in the music and monster comes after them, you just respond viscerally slick, right? And this kind of beat a increasing the tempo speeding up, the tempo. Right. And you start to read faster. Maybe is that true. That's that's part of it. Another thing is it's it's really the sound of of the unknown. When there's a sound. And you don't know what it is. I mean, I think that's just you automatically, you know, the sound outside your house that isn't repeating. So it's not a machine it's not it's not in a rhythm. And yet it keeps happening and you. Automatic. Like, okay. What does that? I get that feeling. I guess so same thing in music like when when you when there's something coming, but you don't know when when I was. Riffing on the got five on it theme in the in the film, it starts with just the the back and forth of the of the baseline, which is really a Meli itself. It goes dead. The and then it's answered doodoo. But you don't know. So what I did was I opened the space between those two things. See didn't you couldn't tell when the high part was coming? But you know, it's coming. Give it to me. When is when is it coming? And so that was that was really fun because it's it's very suspenseful in a very in a really simple way. Now us is your second film score and your first one was during Peel's get out. But before that you had mostly been composing orchestral music. So how did this collaboration with peel? Start Jordan saw and heard one of my concert orchestral pieces on YouTube. And he made the producers hunt me down incoming well. How did even find you on YouTube? There must be how many untold millions of people on you too. And I'm the most unlikely YouTube. You are not the demographic. He was looking for someone, you know, heat when we first had lunch when I figured out that I wasn't being punked, and I called the producer back, and they sent me the script which I got sent what was to become the Oscar winning script. If you think about it. How is how mazing so, of course, it, and it was brilliant. And of course, I wanted to meet him, and we had lunch. And the first thing he said to me was he said, I want the African American voice both metaphorically and literally in this movie talking about get out and the peace of mind that he saw on YouTube is one called urban legends. And it's a very it's fairly dissonant a piece for orchestra string quartet, and it's a, but it's also got African drums. And the on samba that.
"michael abels" Discussed on KPCC
"The same time. I wanted her to be a specific message that was translatable with us the anthem is clearly a rallying cry. You hear it? And you know, that there are people who are either organized and be their intentions are not good. What's scary is is the unknown? And it's not just in in what happens to us. But also in music music. There's a sound you can't place. But it just sounds unsettling. Then that's what's going to strike fear and terror and awareness into you. It was really important to to Jordan that that the music not be placed into any one culture. Because as the character read says in the film in a very important moment when the character Gabe asked who are you people? She smiles eagerly, and she says, we're Americans. And so the music needed to sound like it came from not one culture, but from multi-culture just like we do as Americans I'm talking with Michael Abels. He's the composer of the score for the film us. There's another piece of music, Michael. I wanted to ask you about called fem fatal. I very melodramatic super kind of syrupy almost like a nineteen fifties melodramas Douglas Sirk dome or something thank you very much. That's exactly what we're okay. But at the same time, it has this kinda creepy undertone in nannette starts. And I'm wondering if that's kind of fun to do as a composer much like an actor can really relish like a role of of a good villain. Absolutely. That was.
"michael abels" Discussed on KPCC
"Show for rioting uncovers a pattern of workplace abuse and wage theft at some of the country's biggest movie theater chains. Then Michael Abels? Composed the hunting music for Jordan Peele, get out, but with filmmakers, new movie us Abel's really pushes things into the red. What's scary is is the unknown music. There's a sound you can't place, but it just sounds unsettling them. That's what's going to strike fear and terror and awareness into your and the story behind a Grammy award winning album spotlighting the music of young immigrant dreamers all that coming up on the frame. From ABC news on Roman with the stories. We're covering at seven. Oh, one the LA county. Civil service commission has released dramatic video of the fire deputy sheriff alexan- away, but reinstated the video shows deputy Carin Mendoza and trying to break into his ex girlfriend's home and doing had been dismissed in two thousand sixteen by former sheriff Jim McDonnell after he'd been accused of domestic abuse enhancement. The video comes from the disciplinary case that got him dismissed. Here's a few seconds of it. Yeah. My house, I'm Mandalay and served as a volunteer during his campaign for sheriff after he was elected Vienna. Wave reinstated man is case was the first to be heard by the new truth and reconciliation panel that Vienna. Wave is set up to review deputy firings during McDonald's tenure as sheriff federal government is sued California over water policies. It says violate state environmental protections. The lawsuit filed today in Sacramento federal court seats to block a plan approved in December to increase water flows. In the San Joaquin river. More news at seven thirty followed by the daily, it's seven oh, two KPCC. Supporters include south coast repertory, presenting poor yellow rednecks in the early eighties tongue and Quang building new lives in a land called Arkansas. But marriage is an easy, especially when she's having doubts and his first one isn't even over yet. From the author of the at gone comes out, humorous hip, hop style. Take on the immigrant.
"michael abels" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm David Greene. There are some more signs this morning that the US economy is slowing down a new survey of business. Economists shows many have lowered their forecasts for economic growth this year. The Federal Reserve is also signaling a slowdown after a lackluster jobs report. And also some indications that both consumers and businesses are cutting back on spending. Let's talk this through with NPR Scott Horsely who's with me either. Scott good morning did so start with this this survey of economists and why it's important. Yeah. It was conducted by the national association for business economics, which is a group of forecasters that work in a variety of industries and keep an eye on the economy as a group they are now predicting growth this year of just two point one percent down from just over three percent last year. And while that might not sound like a huge difference to hit if we're talking about twenty trillion dollar economy. Every huge difference is a lot of money. We're talking about this also signals less confidence in the outlook than the group. Showing just three months ago. They were already anticipating some tapping on the brakes. Now, they expect that slowdown to be more. Pronounced jet. Kleinhans is with the national retail federation. He helped with the survey together our survey in a nutshell says that the economy's momentum will moderate in twenty nineteen and perhaps considered it at an inflection point going forward largely in part due to what the panelists believe trade policy. And a global slowdown is the primary reasons for the slower growth now, David we shouldn't overstate this. The forecasters are not anticipating a recession this year. But they definitely think three percent growth is in the review mirror and the economy is decelerating not picking up steam, and what about the fed? I mean, we always look at the fed every little tiny move or anything they do that might suggest something about the economy. Do they seem to the fed lowered its own forecast for economic growth there? Also now predicting two point one percent this year. That's the kind of sluggish growth. We. Experienced for much of the last decade and fed chairman Jerome Powell pointed to some of the same caution flags that the NBA forecasters did he also talked about slower consumer spending. Although he said that could rebound since we do still very low unemployment and workers have been getting somewhat better paychecks. Are we seeing some of these concerns play out on the stock market at this point? Yeah. The Dow tumbled about four hundred sixty points last Friday or one point eight percent, the S and P five hundred was down by similar amount. And last week the bond market, flashed a warning sign ordinarily, David the yield or the interest rate on long term government debt is higher than the yield on short-term treasury bills, but Duke University finance professor Campbell Harvey said on Friday that ordinary pattern was flipped on its head. We don't see that occurred that often. But when it does it's almost always bad news. In fact, the last time it happened was two thousand seven just before the great recession now again Harvey's not predicting a recession right now. But the fact that these rates are even. Close which is another indicator of slowing growth. So I mean for people who don't follow this that closely Scott, the it's been a pretty strong economy or these just some cracks that might be small signs of trouble. Or should we really getting worried here? It certainly suggests that the strong growth we saw in twenty eighteen is was a short-term blip. And that we are now seeing some slow down on the positive side David e actually raised its forecast a little bit for job growth this year. And if that pans out it could be good news because when we get faster economic growth is you hire more people Scott Horsely of correspondent on NPR's business that Scott. Thanks, david. And this is NPR news coming up in the next edition of morning edition. Morning edition talks to director Jordan Peele, and how he aims to scare the pants off of audiences with his new movie us, and he does it by working that fear factor with composer, Michael Abels who has never scored a film before get out. We will find out more on morning edition coming up next. But first check of our freeways and traffic.
"michael abels" Discussed on KTOK
"Radio. One thousand FM ninety six point one AD to Oklahoma City Flashbang this standoff ends I'm. Jacqueline Scott and, the Katie okay center more amazing August weather today our forecast is coming up five people arrested. After a five hour standoff in southwest Oklahoma City it. Happened yesterday in a, house near south west twenty fifth. And Woodward police say pit bull charged. Officers shot the dog is being treated for wounds one of the suspects is charged with assault with a deadly weapon in, the shooting of a person last week at southwest twentieth and Portland and Oklahoma City police officer. Arrested for allegedly. Driving under the influence of alcohol late Friday night police responded to a, car accident at south Meridian. And Newcastle road news four reports. When officers arrived they found forty nine year old Michael Abels sitting on the curb and he admitted. To having consumed. Alcohol according to a police report Abels refused field sobriety test Abels is a twenty seven year veteran With the Oklahoma City police department he's facing charges. Of DUI? And? Transporting a loaded. Firearm while under the influence he's currently on paid administrative. Leave a man, in custody after a shooting in south Oklahoma City that left another man injured it happened Sunday. Afternoon near south west twenty ninth in Kentucky eighteen year. Old Darius Gutierrez is, facing a charge of assault with. A deadly weapon police say a man. Is hospitalized after he was shot in the neck by a stray bullet secretary of state James Williamson says the petition to, but recreational marijuana on the statewide ballot has failed to collect enough signatures the petition needed about. One hundred twenty. Four thousand signatures for a statewide vote but Williamson says his office counted, a total of only one. Hundred two thousand eight hundred fourteen. Valid signatures the president of green devoe which is the group behind the to petition drives to put medical and recreational. Marijuana on the statewide ballot head resigned is it Cavernous says he decided to resign after revelations he deliberately inflated the number of signatures collected on state question, seven ninety seven for recreational marijuana he says he's not running away or being forced to step. Down he said he's doing what's best for. The movement right now if you. Have. A question about how to get a license for medical marijuana. You'll need to know this the Oklahoma medical marijuana authority established a new call center yesterday the project manager Buffy. Heater says is all ready busy, people who are calling in typically are having questions about where and win. They can access the application that are going to be made available online this. Coming Saturday also in regards to answering certain questions about the data fields that are on, those.
"michael abels" Discussed on KTOK
"Six point one eight, hundred eighty to Oklahoma City Police officer arrested, for allegedly driving under, the influence of alcohol Calvin right. The k- t- okay news center. Late Friday night police responded to a car accident south Meridian. Avenue new castle road news four, reports when the officers arrived they found forty nine year old Michael Abels sitting on the curb admitted to having consumed alcohol and according to the. Police report he refused, a field sobriety test Abel's twenty-seven year veteran of the city police department now facing charges of DUI, alcohol and, transporting a, loaded firearm. While under the influence he is currently on paid administrative drug impaired driving increasing, across the. Nation according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration deputy administrator. Heidi king I can tell you that in Oklahoma among those fatalities from a car crash thirty percent it's actually twenty nine percent had alcohol in their system what. I do not have. Is. How many drivers have drugs in their system because people have so many different substances kings Says, a new. Awareness campaign slogan drive high get a DUI the campaign. Underway through Labor Day to Mandarin custody following an early morning robbery at a twenty four hour Oklahoma City automotive parts store We called to the. Autozone Fifty-seven hundred block of south western avenue about three thirty AM what does is reported a masked man robbed the clerk will another man service, lookout twenty year old, Michael young eighteen year old nNcholas Yoder were later caught both facing complaints of, robbery with a firearm day three of deliberations in the fraud trial President Trump's former. Campaign chair here's Jared Halpern attorneys and. Paul manafort's defense team. Are optimistic pursuers close to the team tells FOX comparing the proceedings to the run up of the twenty sixteen election when pundits predicted one outcome in there was a surprise the Jerry six minutes six women are deliberating for a third day after taking the weekend off considering eighteen, counts of Bank and tax fraud charges against, the, president's, former campaign. Chairman regardless of, the verdict in mistrial Manafort is on, trial again next month. In DC, court on, charges of failing. The registers a foreign agent and money laundering in Washington Jared Halpern Fox News so medical marijuana authority in, Oklahoma is opened a call.
"michael abels" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"The world from but but but flippers don't flick your but to win i don't care if you think it's out with the asteroid for of course have ashtrays and don't flick amounts all right so before we get into the eu's symphony in all the cool kids and all the cool stuff they do this this show this concert on saturday night at the lindsay going to be it's going to be a great show it's going to be a fantastic we gotta buy tickets yet it is a harlem quartet with cuban pianist in composure aldo lopez got on yeah that's going to be awesome tell us about tell us about the show okay tell think about how came together and how the cuban pianist in harlem quartet is going to work great well the harlem quit quartet they're here already and they're working with the kids seeing aiming yesterday and started working with our youth philharmonic new symphony or come of the martyr the quartet is for the trick was that's a trivia a trivia moment and although will arrive kind of in the middle of the night and start work denying the kids marantz starting on starting tomorrow so all week they're working with our jazz mariachi an orchestra ensembles and then this saturday we'll have an afternoon of dress rehearsal with them so we are collaborating on pieces and then they are also having several pieces of their own that they'll be performing one of the pieces their performing is called the lights and dances which was written for them by make michael abels and uh we'll be doing a lot of fun things uh with all of our ensembles the concerts at seven o'clock at the lens acc and then is followed by a reception at the senate they oxygen and healing bar which is where just a few doors down from the lenzi econ san francisco street now you see the jazz reserved yes the sweetened savory jazz reception will have a jazz trio there girth and.
"michael abels" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"And then you know that come no get on a plane and come back and play a good hungry young milwaukee bucks that will be in the playoff again and they may he you know on april because a milwaukee that good right now the celtics they have nothing and they won't run anything that they ran in practice cranking up camp last week it it truly gordon hayward it's unfortunate that he didn't get the play one game that in a theory who have never seen him play who appreciate how good he kevin i i looked at it and said there were two two ends of it last night one as you mentioned they're trying to run stuff without gordon hayward and the fact that this team has versatility hurts you in learning the half court sets because you have guys in different roles and they have to not expand the offense but those guys have to learn more than just one position in rather in the half court stuff a two they didn't have an answer for it to the copa last night that was another big part of the narrative that guy ate 'em up in the fourth quarter he if he's not one of the top you know the players in the world curtly popped up and we will need cooper young player and you're right that they have no one and we'll have no one the deal with a guy like that all eat the big time player but by any what jumped out at me watching them i re i re i i bet gardner i'll pay over and other garden elite body actor play record quite certainly getting cleveland thank you now you see a nineteen year old twenty year old and market mart who i've always white as a gritty and guy i don't want him to take second most shop and michael abel could do that that's not the role that they want him to be an emoji or into freshly early in the year pay more got hurt and mark mark not he's not an offer or a buying putting an awful lot on marcus smart jaylen brown gate hate him who are the future of the wound but for now i know that.
"michael abels" Discussed on The Nerdist
"I'm so living this moment here it's i couldn't even but if the but if if if the ideas like hey let's celebrate fresh innovative important films it's completely fresh completely innovative really i mean it's like it listen then you hear it here first very nice of you very uh if it doesn't happen forget i said this i will and then also uh lung why on twitter says guys amazing both the wall from the word go a perfect opening in great score and sound scores phenomenal to is i mean michael abels is the the composer and he's is a guy who hasn't isn't done a film before you he's a real master of classical jazz tribal it all a real collect dick guy and um you know i i i needed someone who can put together a new sound you know i needed something that i need a new the movie was new a new idea and the only way to tell it would be with this new sound so he he i ask them to put together something that felt like a haunted negro spiritual right or a you know some some something decidedly black voices in definitely black voices but with this this darkness that we haven't we haven't we don't hear typically in black music and he he nail were the words saying anything was that same yeah the whole secure lisa was kind of this it was it was kind of an extension of the the warning right get out the warning that we scream at the screen when people don't do the smart thing get out and so the the you know the warning as you know trust your ancestors run beware it sort of these warnings and then of course we get into uh red bone of childish gambino ride which sort of.