Long Player: @petepaphides interviews @DavidGArnold about music (and biscuits)

Here’s 1hr 22mins of amiable chatting, quite a lot of it about music (feat. biscuits). Lots of nice clips of music from David’s career and a pretty good overview of what to expect at his concert next week (in Lucerne, Switzerland).

Long Player Episode 7 – ‘David Arnold’ by Long Player With Pete Paphides on Mixcloud

“Since bagging a Grammy for his fourth film score Independence Day, David Arnold has gone onto become the most consistently successful British film composer of the past 20 years. In 1997, he stepped into John Barry’s shoes and – with Barry’s blessing – scored Tomorrow Never Dies and four further Bond movies. Along the way, he has also composed music for a succession of Hollywood blockbusters – among them The Chronicles Of Narnia, Godzilla and Stargate. But he’s arguably better still when bringing his considerable gifts to bear upon British projects. As musical director of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, he devoted himself exclusively to the job for 18 months, and says he was left transformed by the experience.

More than any of this stuff though, what David Arnold really likes to talk about is biscuits. Not just biscuits, but also a range of other savoury and sweet snack treats. For the seventh Long Player, he lets Pete Paphides in on his criteria for a perfect biscuit.”

Pete Paphides has interviewed lots of other people too, more information at Long Player. He also hosts a show on Soho Radio.

Next Friday (23 October) David Arnold‘s music will be celebrated, in Lucerne’s massive KKL concert hall, by the amazing film-music playing orchestra (and choir) – 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Ludwig Wicki. Tickets are available here and there are some half-price ones too.

For those in London tomorrow (Tue 13th Oct) he’s also doing a one-off event with Lethal Bizzle and Sinead Harnett at One Mayfair, more info here http://www.bulmers.co.uk/livecolourfullive/ (you’ll have to put in a date to show you’re over 18 first).

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