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The Annotator

102 EpisodesProduced by Christopher ColemanWebsite

The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores. In every episode, a composer tells the creation story of their music used in some of today's top film, television and video game soundtracks.


Ian Honeyman - An Interview with God

Ian Honeyman is a prolific film composer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays a wide variety of instruments including violin, guitar, piano, unusual instruments from around the world and some which he built himself, which contribute to his unique sound. Formally trained in composition at Peabody Conservatory, he combines classical skills, cutting edge production and a focus on using live musicians to create unforgettable film scores.

He has contributed music films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Poseidon, Miami Vice, Constantine and TMNT. On his own, Ian has scored feature films such as the Disney film Lilly the Witch: the Dragon and the Magic Book, Operation Endgame, and Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, One of Ian’s most recent original scores is for AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD, starring Academy Award nominee David Strathairn.

The film centers around the character of journalist Paul Asher who, while covering the war in Afghanistan captured some of the best stories of his young career. But that endeavor ends up costing him so much more than he ever could have calculated. Upon returning home, Paul struggles to deal with the after-effects of his experiences, a failing marriage, and his dying faith. Not knowing where to turn, Paul dives deeply into the story of a lifetime—an interview with a mysterious man claiming to be God. 

In this episode, Ian Honeyman shares about how he managed writing and recording this score with a tight turn-around time. While balancing his deadline, Honeyman also reveals how he still managed to give his score a unique, organic sound through resourceful decisions like employing his wife for vocal work as well as a Mongolian horse-head fiddle which was given to him by the Chinese, metal band, Voodoo Kung fu!


01:56 - "Humanity"

04:09 - "Separate Ways"

06:47 - "Ghost Bike"

07:50 - "Bridge to God"

10:10 - "Long Walk Home"


00:00 -“Shattered”

12:05 - “Going to the Interview”


The original score was released by HSI Records on November 13, 2018. You can find it on , iTunes, and streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.


You can find out more about and hear more music by Ian Honeyman at his official site

Or follow him on twitter @ihoneyman


Produced by Christopher Coleman (@ccoleman) and you can Find more episodes at THEANNOTATOR.NET or you can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher Radio or wherever you find quality podcasts.


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