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Lorne Balfe is one of the most prolific film composers working today. His brilliant work on the Mission: Impossible franchise makes him a perfect candidate to talk us through some of the best music from the world of espionage and beyond. The Scottish composer has scored films from the Terminator series, the Assassin’s Creed Series, the Call of Duty video games, and the Netflix series The Crown. Here he discusses the music of Jerry Goldsmith, Hans Zimmer, Stuart Copeland, and his experience adapting the classic Lalo Schifrin theme to Mission Impossible for the sixth instalment in the series.

Listen to the podcast HERE

Lorne Balfe talks to Jon Burlingame about scoring Marvel’s Black Widow

Host Jon Burlingame talks to Lorne Balfe, composer of the score for Marvel Studios’ new film, Black Widow. Lorne reveals how he immersed himself in Russian music and culture in order to create a memorable sound for Natasha Romanoff’s long awaited origin story. He also recounts his own musical origins, including his early beginnings as a composer and his training with Hans Zimmer

Listen to the podcast HERE

Doughboys Podcast

Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Lego Batman Movie, The Tomorrow War) joins the ‘boys and talks composing and London chains before a review of Taco Bell. 

You can listen to the full interview HERE

Gemini Man

Directed by Academy Winner Ang Lee, and stars Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong, the film Gemini Man centers on an elite assassin who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.

Lorne Balfe has begun recording the score in June.

Soundtrack to be released on October 11th with the wide release of the film.

Watch the Gemini Man Featurette here:


“Score Points” Gaming x Music Podcast

The first gaming and music podcast “Score Points” officially lunched on Dec 5th, 2018 on Spotify. The Game Awards producer Geoff Keighley talked to composer Lorne Balfe (17:01), who worked with Hans Zimmer on scoring FIFA 19’s story mode, “The Journey.” And also Steve Schnur, EA’s worldwide president of music, to hear how he finds these artists before they blow up — like Kasabian and Kings of Leon in FIFA 2004 and Logic in NBA Live 2014.

Listen to the podcast HERE

Score: The Podcast Season Finale

Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes sat down with Lorne at his studio to talk about his Mission: Impossible – Fallout score, and Ozzy Osbourne and others working with his dad, Stewart Copeland’s angry letter correcting his grammar, and how he crossed paths with Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan. Also, why he used 12 bongo players at the same time.

Listen to the podcast HERE

Mission: Impossible – Fallout Soundtrack

The Mission: Impossible – Fallout soundtrack physical album is released by La-La Land Records on September 11th, 2018, original score by Lorne Balfe. The thrilling action film received overwhelming reviews from critics. Check out the scoring session here with an interview with composer Lorne Balfe.

Pacific Rim Uprising Soundtrack

The soundtrack album for the sci-fi-action adventure sequel Pacific Rim Uprising has been released by Milan Records. The album features the film’s original music composed by Lorne Balfe. Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steve S. DeKnight and stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny and Charlie Day.

Get the soundtrack here.

12 Strong Soundtrack

WaterTower Music released the official soundtrack album for the action drama 12 Strong on January 12. The album features the film’s original music composed by Lorne Balfe. The drama released in theaters nationwide on January 19 by Warner Bros. Pictures. 12 Strong is directed by Nicolai Fuglsig and stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Elsa Pataky, Rob Riggle, Trevante Rhodes, Taylor Sheridan, Geoff Stults and Austin Stowell. The movie is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson, is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Get the soundtrack here!