Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell creates film scores and other stuff, much of which is listed under projects.

You'll find specifics about him, such as biography, photos, discography, in the menus above.

 What's new?

The Radio Burwell feature has returned. If you click the Radio button at the bottom of any screen it will open a web player that randomly plays three hundred of Carter's pieces, including otherwise unavailable recordings such as live performances and unreleased tracks.

The shooting of Joel Coen's version of Macbeth was interrupted early in 2020 by the pandemic, but production completed in July and we recorded the score in mid-March in New York City. It was Carter's first recording in a year - and the same for many of the musicians.

The Morning Show is shooting its second season for Apple TV+, and Carter is just beginning to work on it.

Carter's other recent projects:

On May 29 Netflix began streaming Space Force, created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carrell, starring Carrell and John Malkovich. The series has been renewed for a second season.

Missing Link, the stop-motion animated film from Laika, opened in April, 2019. It won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film of 2019. The soundtrack album is availabe from Lakeshore Records.

The latest film from the Coen Brothers, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, is streaming on Netflix and the soundtrack album is available from Milan Records.

The Brussels Philharmonic has recorded a collection of Carter Burwell's orchestral scores, available on CD, download and streaming.

There are deluxe vinyl releases of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Three Billboards, Wonderstruck, Carol, Anomalisa and Hail Caesar! available from Amazon.



Carter Burwell was interviewed in 2016 by Jeffrey Brown for PBS NewsHour. You can view the seven minute video above.




Above is video of a 90-minute discussion entitled "Art of the Score" between Carter Burwell, Alec Baldwin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel, sponsored by the World Science Festival and the New York Philharmonic.

Radio Burwell plays a random playlist of Burwell compositions. The current playlist includes about a dozen pieces that aren't available anywhere else, such as live performances.