Episode #57: Artie Kane

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On this episode, we talk about a lifetime in the film score world with composer and conductor, Artie Kane, who composed the music for over 250 television shows, conducted scores for 60 motion pictures, and had eight marriages and a career spanning over eight decades.

At the end of last year, Kane released his memoirs, entitled Music To My Years: Life and Love Between the Notes. In the book, out now from Amphora Editions, the musician recounted his life in Hollywood and New York as a child prodigy, composer and conductor working with such stars as Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, John Williams, and Quincy Jones.

This interview is a little different than most, in that Kane is a very busy man, so we sent him the questions via email, and he recorded his responses at his home studio.

Artie Kane, "Samba De Orfeu" (Henry Mancini Presents Artie Kane Playing the Swinging Screen Scene)
Artie Kane, "Laura's Nightmare" (The Eyes of Laura Mars OST)
Danny Elfman, "The Frighteners Main Titles" (The Frighteners OST)
Artie Kane, "Dynasty: The Downstairs Bride"
Artie Kane, "Knockout" (Wonder Woman Original Television Soundtrack)