Monthly Archives: December 2012

Academy Award-winning composer Dave Grusin (and jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour)

Our next guests are Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour and  Grammy- and Academy Award-winning composer Dave Grusin, who composed the music for The Graduate. Dave told us that music industry rules at the time meant he had to re-record … Continue reading

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Interview: Philip Glass, composer of Mishima, Koyaanisqatsi, Einstein on the Beach soundtracks

Composer Philip Glass was in Tokyo not long ago to receive the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Arts Association. The American Radio Show interviewed him in his suite in the Okura Hotel the day of the awards ceremony, and after … Continue reading

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Interview: Roger Corman, the “King of the ‘B’ Movies”

Legendary “B” movie producer Roger Corman was in Tokyo recently to head the jury at the Tokyo International Film Festival and he made time for an interview with The American Radio Show. [You can subscribe via iTunes here.] Corman, who … Continue reading

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