Composer Tom Holkenborg Launches Season 4 of Studio Time And Listen To ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, GODZILLA VS. KONG Tracks
Composer and educator Tom Holkenborg returns this Spring for another season of his free online educational series, Studio Time. Studio Time gives viewers unparalleled access to one of Hollywood’s most unique composers and a peak into Tom’s work on some of this year’s most anticipated movies including ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, GODZILLA VS. KONG, and Army of the Dead.
To enhance through music the new worlds director Adam Wingard envisioned and then, with his incredible team of artist, realized, the director turned to Tom Holkenborg for the score to GODZILLA VS. KONG.
The composer revealed, “I’m a huge fan of Godzilla and Kong, I’ve watched over 35 Godzilla movies over the years, so geeking out with Adam over this film came naturally. Kong is such an iconic character with over 90 years of scoring history behind him, and this was a perfect project for me to flex the retro monster orchestral scoring side of my brain mixed with my very contemporary electronic side, in this case `80s sequences and baselines in the vein of John Carpenter.
“In this score,” he continues, “I was trying to emphasize the insanity of Godzilla and the humanity of Kong. In the spirit of the film, it was fun to get my mad scientist coat on and make some monstrous sounds out of a custom five-foot bass drum and 13- foot-tall guitar amp!”
“What we worked to show thematically via the film’s visuals—technology versus the natural world, the exploration of the future or the past, the bond humanity does (or doesn’t) feel with nature—Tom was able to evoke through his incredible score,” Wingard states. “Since we’re both such big fans of these Titans, I was really excited to partner with him to pay homage to their cinematic history and also hear his entirely new and unique musical interpretations specific to the story we’re telling today.”
Every season of Studio Time is produced by Tom and free to watch on his YouTube channel (161k subscribers, 13M views). Studio Time Season 4 will be full of in-depth tutorials and practical demonstrations, touching on topics that include maximizing value from a budget studio setup, hardware x DAW connectivity, Tom’s favorite synth plug-ins and insert effects, as well as Sound Design classes. Tom will also answer viewer submitted questions and tutorial requests, tour you around his new streamlined studio set-up and provide detailed breakdowns on the key themes of ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE and GODZILLA VS. KONG.
With a colossal 4+ hours of brand new music, Justice League stands as the Mount Everest of Tom’s compositional career, combining his full spectrum of experience in rock, electronic, world and classical music in one score.
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Tom Holkenborg is a musical polymath, a Grammy nominated platinum producer, educator, creator and composer. Known as a Full Contact Composer, Tom is hands-on at every stage of his creative process – from mixing, mastering, and sound design to instrumentation and conducting an orchestra. His credits have amassed billions of dollars at the box office, and include Deadpool, Mad Max: Fury Road, Alita, Black Mass, Terminator: Dark Fate and many more. He has worked with some of Hollywood’s leading directors including Peter Jackson, George Miller, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Tim Miller and Zack Snyder.