Film Music Fridays - Episode 19

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) by John Powell


We are back with the most recent episode of Film Music Fridays, narrated by CineConcerts President, Producer & Conductor Justin Freer! In this week’s episode, Justin talks about John Powell’s uniquely melodic and distinct score for Paul Greengrass’ The Bourne Ultimatum, specifically with a theme performed on the bassoon. Considered to be one of the most talented composers working in the film industry today, this will give you a sense of Powell’s range - from electronic-themed action sequences to quiet, dynamic and beautifully melodic solos.

John Powell has composed the scores to over fifty feature films, and is particularly known for his scores for animated films, including Antz, Chicken Run, Shrek (all three co-composed with Harry Gregson-Williams), Robots, Happy Feet, Happy Feet Two, three Ice Age sequels, Bolt, Rio, Rio 2, the How to Train Your Dragon film series and Solo: A Star Wars Story. He was nominated for an Academy Award for How to Train Your Dragon. His work on Happy Feet, Ferdinand and Solo: A Star Wars Story earned him 3 Grammy nominations.

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Composer John Powell

Composer John Powell

Coming up on 10/11:

Christopher Young’s Drag Me To Hell