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Keeping Yourself in the Music | with Film & Television Composer Pat Irwin
Episode 838th February 2023 • Progressions: Success in the Music Industry • Travis Ference
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Today’s guest is New York based composer and musician Pat Irwin. Pat has spent over four decades pushing the boundaries of popular music with his soundtracks for television shows such as Dexter: New Blood, Nurse Jackie, Bored to Death and scores for animations including Rocko’s Modern Life and Sponge Bob Square Pants. He also performed with the B-52s for twenty years, was a founding member of two New York No Wave bands, The Raybeats and 8 Eyed Spy, and still performs and releases music today with his ambient project SUSS. We chat about letting yourself come through score, working with a live band in the studio, the importance of being able to do your own copy work, hiring people that elevate you, and why the world needs more musicians and artists.

🗒 In this episode we'll dig in on... 🗒

  • Working with John Cage
  • Playing in the B-52s
  • The early days of MTV
  • Reasons to use Digital Performer for scoring
  • Hiring people that elevate you and make you better
  • Scoring Dexter: New Blood
  • The New York art seen in the 80s
  • CBGB and Max's Kansas City
  • Ambient Country
  • Scoring cartoons while on the road

🎙 Travis' Intro 🎙

How the Arts Set You Up for Success in Life

🎶 ... Listening Recommendation 🎶

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👉 Learn More About Pat Irwin 👈




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Guest: Pat Irwin

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

Theme Music: inter.ference