Houston Matters

Houston Filmmaker’s ‘Red Pearl’ Makes ‘CineSpace’ Finals at Cinema Arts Festival

Posted on · The 2015 Houston Cinema Arts Festival gets underway Thursday (Nov. 12, 2015) with a unique competition as a part of the week-long event. The Cinema Arts Society has collaborated with NASA on something called “CineSpace” – it’s a competition in which filmmakers have been asked to incorporate actual NASA imagery into their movies. Among the […]

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Houston Composer Jeff Walton on Scoring Indie Film and TV

Posted on · Jeff Walton has composed music for more than 40 film and television productions, such as Curse of the Puppet Master (1998), The Brotherhood (2001), and Super Shark (2011). While he may not be a household name like John Williams, Hans Zimmer, or Howard Shore, that’s probably for one of two reasons: many of his compositions are for low-budget […]

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Happy Houston Revisited: Friday’s show (August 14, 2015)

Posted on · It’s been mighty serious around here lately. On recent programs, we’ve discussed domestic violence, road rage, political scandals, indictments, murder – all important issues, to be sure. But let’s face it, sometimes, the news can be downright depressing. When we last faced a cavalcade of such seriousness, we devoted a portion of a show to […]

Music from the Movies

Gravity: Music from the Movies

Posted on · Join host Brad Sayles as he explores the Oscar nominated score to Gravity with composer Steven Price. This sonically superb score features a whole host of sound from synths to samples, and solo strings to choirs...all organized in a musical way to give us a ride like no other. Tune in this Saturday at 7pm or Sunday at 5pm.

Music from the Movies

Music from the Movies

Posted on · Superman! Join host Brad Sayles this weekend for the last of a two part series featuring John Williams' score to the 1978 film Superman, celebrating the 35th anniversary. Brad is joined by veteran film producer John Streeter who will help guide us through this fantastic score. Tune in this Saturday at 7pm or Sunday at 5pm on Classical91.7: onair or online!

Music from the Movies

Music from the Movies

Posted on · Superman! Join host Brad Sayles this weekend for the first of a two part series featuring John Williams' score to the 1978 film Superman, celebrating the 35th anniversary. Brad is joined by veteran film producer John Streeter who will help guide us through this fantastic score. Tune in this Saturday at 7pm or Sunday at 5pm on Classical91.7: onair or online!

Music from the Movies

Music from the Movies

Posted on · From Noise to Music Join host Brad Sayles this weekend when he talks with Austin based composer Nathan Felix about his journey from punk rock musician to cinematic-symphonic composer. We'll hear excerpts from his 1st symphony titled The Curse, the Cross, and the Lion. We'll also catch some great and unusual music writen for the latest film Gravity. Tune in this Saturday at 7pm or Sunday at 5pm. Listen to more music by Nathan Felix at http://thecursethecrossthelion.com/  

Music from the Movies

Music from the Movies

Posted on · Brad Sayles hosts an hour of great film music that spans generations. This week we'll be transported through time, not by the TARDIS, but by KUHF's Business Reporter Andrew Schneider. With the 50th anniversary just days away, we'll sample some of the great moments in this half-century running television series. Tune in at our new time: 7pm on SATURDAY or our usual time 5pm on SUNDAY.

Music from the Movies

Music from the Movies

Posted on · Women are from Venus...Men are from Mars! Part one of our series of films for Men and Women. First up...the ladies... We'll feature a selection of film scores that are not too often heard, but certainly worth hearing: Franz Waxman's Peyton Place, Nigel Hess' Ladies in Lavender, The Reader by composer Nico Muhly, and a few others. Guys, don't shy away from your sensative side...after all, you'll want the ladies to tune in next week to support you! Tune in this Saturday at 8pm or Sunday at 5pm.

Music from the Movies

Music from the Movies

Posted on · Out with Jarre & in with Young This weekend, we'll explore the two scores written for Bruce Robinson's Jennifer 8. Maurice Jarre was the composer to have the first crack at writing the score. But Robinson favored the style of then up and coming composer Christopher Young. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm to learn more about these two scores and to explore the musical differences between them.

Music from the Movies

Music from the Movies

Posted on · More Music from Bernard! I'm always asked to play more Bernard Herrmann. Who can blame anyone for asking that? There is so much great music. This weekend, we'll explore some of his music from The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, and few others. We'll hear presentation of this music from some fantastic conductors. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm or Sunday at 5pm. Check us out at facebook.com/musicfromthemovies.

Music from the Movies

Music from the Movies

Posted on · The Film Music of Tan Dun This weekend we explore two scores by the classical composer Tan Dun: Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. These scores, having been written by such a colorful and "traditional" composer, are full of wonderful sounds and ideas. Dun's music is a unique blend of his background and innovation. Tune in this Saturday night at 8pm or Sunday at 5pm.