Trapanese raids SXSW

White Bear PR attended the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival this month in support of Joseph Trapanese and his score to The Raid: Redemption (note: new film title since Sundance).  It was a whirlwind press tour which included a late-night screening at the beautiful Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, followed by a press junket and a music panel entitled “Artists Scoring Films” moderated by Phil Gallo of Billboard Magazine.

(Above: Trapanese and Shinoda at the SXSW screening of The Raid: Redemption)

(The Raid: Redemption Q&A, moderated by Scott Weinberg of

Joseph along with his scoring partner, Mike Shinoda gave a number of interviews together including FangoriaCriterioncastLost In Reviews (VIDEO), Film School Rejects, NerdLocker, The Venture, Ain’t It Cool News, Fandango, and more.

On Tuesday, March 13th, Joseph spoke on a panel of professionals discussing new trends in scoring films.  Panelists included Kier Lehman – Director of Music Creative Affairs at Sony, Mark Nishita (aka Money Mark) – member of The Beastie Boys, Todd Bozung – Supervising Music Editor, and Mike Shinoda.  Together they discussed the new trend of artists scoring films and the impact it has within the studio system.

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