Episode 9 – (Part 1 of 4) Interview With Hollywood Film Composer Hummie Mann.

Hummie Mann has worked with some of the biggest names in the music business. From composing for major feature films to arranging and producing. This indepth interview charts Hummie's career from early beginnings all the way through to his work today both as a composer and leader of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program.


Hummie Mann – Very Much Alive And Loving it!
Hummie Mann Talking

From his work with Mel Brooks, Marc Shaiman, James Newton Howard double Emmy winning composer Hummie Mann has achieved a huge amount within his musical life and career. In this serialised podcast interview, Hummie discusses everything from early beginnings through to working with some of the biggest names in American film music.

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Podcast Ep 9 – Table Of Contents

  • 1.30 Hot Cross Buns, Three Blind Mice & summer camp.
  • 3.00 A musical family.
  • 5.00 How to understand the language of music.
  • 7.15 Composition from the beginning.
  • 11.11 Mathematics and music.
  • 11.30 Joseph Schillinger, music and mathematics
  • 12.15 Mensa calling!
  • 19.45 Trying to read music at Berklee.
  • 21.58 Switching instruments – Icarus ascending.
  • 27.05 Working with Toots Thielemans.
  • 29.50 Thoughts about Berklee.
  • 32.20 Hating film composing class!
  • 32.59 Remembering Herb Pomeroy.

Hummie With Emmys

One of Hummie’s great songs for Robin Hood: Men in Tights

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