Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell

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

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Carter Burwell has three films opening this fall:

Wonderstruck, directed by Todd Haynes from the book by Brian Selznick, starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Oakes Fegley and Millicent Simmonds. Opens October 20, 2017.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Martin McDonagh's next film, starring Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Lucas Hedges and Peter Dinklage. Opens November 10, 2017.

Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis, starring Domhnall Gleason, Margot Robbie, Will Tilston and Kelly Macdonald. Opens October 13, 2017.

Carter's most recent film release is The Founder, directed by John Lee Hancock, starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the "founder" of McDonalds. The film begins when Kroc is still a travelling salesman, and follows his discovery of the McDonalds brothers' burger joint and his struggle to franchise it across the country - and the world. And it charts the price paid along the way.

There are deluxe vinyl releases of Carol, Anomalisa and Hail Caesar! available from Amazon.

There was some awards action in 2016. At the World Soundtrack Awards, Carter Burwell was awarded Film Composer of the Year. He also won the Public Choice Award and Best Song (along with Charlie Kaufman as lyricist). Carol was nominated for Academy Award, Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards as best score of 2015. Carol and Anomalisa were also chosen as the best scores of 2015 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

 

 

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.