Interview with Pitch Hammer Music

I recently had a chance to speak with Veigar and Brian Brasher of Pitch Hammer Music. Feel free to check the other videos on their website. They were more than happy to speak with TMV and now we present their interview to you.

-What exciting new projects can you tell us about?
Veigar & Brian: There are many exciting projects in the pipeline, but as you probably know, strict NDAs prohibit us from talking about a lot of them.
 
Some of the recent cool placements include blockbusters such as Ready Player One, Black Panther, Star Wars; The last Jedi, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Deadpool 2, Jurassic World 2, Annihilation, Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, The Jungle Book, Bridge of Spies.
 
We also recently had the amazing opportunity to create a new music logo for the new WIZARDING WORLD film studio. It was based on John William’s “Hedwig” theme from The Harry Potter movies and we recorded it live. It was really an exciting project and opportunity for us and we are so thankful to everyone who made this possible and allowed us to be a part of this one. 
       – What was your inspiration to begin composing?
 

Veigar: I started my music training at the age of 10. Started on the trumpet and soon after added piano lessons and became quite proficient in playing by ear along with my classical training. In my late teens, while playing in jazz- and rock bands, I got very interested in jazz arranging and from there I gradually segued into composing. While studying composing and orchestration at The University of Miami I fell in love with film music and orchestral music and then there was no turning back.

 

-Your music was recently used in a trailer for ‘Ready Player One’. How does it feel to be apart of a project like that?
 
Veigar & Brian: That was a custom job that we started on almost a year before the first teaser aired. The head producer and co-owner at JAX, Scott Goldman, is a long-time collaborator of mine. He asked us to come up with a creative – and Trailerized ® – version of the iconic song “Pure Imagination” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  It really turned out to be an epic mind blowing track and we are really proud for the opportunity to work with everyone involved on the creative teams on this project.  
 
Even though we didn’t meet Mr. Steven Spielberg in person, messages went back and forth. And it is hard to find a more legendary filmmaker to work for. It was thrilling to say the least
-What future do you envision for production and trailer music?
Veigar & Brian:  There will always be a need for it! The landscape is changing with the technical evolution. Streaming services such as Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are here to stay, and the way things are marketed is constantly changing. That’s a challenge for us all, but its also a great opportunity to stretch and create great new things.  We are excited about the future and all of the growth opportunities and great music ahead from our Pitch Hammer team!

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