MADE TO FEEL PROJECT 009 - Jonathan Snipes grew up your average SoCal kid into 20th century classical music, improv comedy and sound design. He's toured Europe with his pop/industrial laptop project Captain Ahab ("What just happened here?" - Pitchfork) and played in a horror soundtrack tribute ensemble in between stints teaching at UCLA. With co-conspirator William Hutson he created the score to Room 237, one of the most notable documentaries of last year which screened at Sundance and Cannes. Oh, and he's got a rap group who were just signed to Sub Pop.
MADE TO FEEL PROJECT 003 - A conversation with Heather McIntosh about her wildly eclectic music career. Since her start among the Elephant 6 collective in Athens, Georgia, Heather has performed with everyone from Of Montreal & Animal Collective to Gnarls Barkley & Lil Wayne, in addition to releasing three albums of original music with her band The Instruments. In recent years she's turned her talents toward the world of film, garnering acclaim for her score for the breakout indie film Compliance. We spoke as she was preparing to leave for the 2013 Sundance Composers Lab at Skywalker Ranch.
MADE TO FEEL PROJECT 007 - A conversation with John Dragonetti. Half of the duo The Submarines, the creative force behind Jack Drag and composer of numerous film & TV scores, John Dragonetti started out as a youth in Dubai discovering bootleg Sex Pistols cassettes. In this second Made to Feel podcast we discuss his start in the Boston rock scene of the 90s, how he wound up in Los Angeles scoring a Dreamworks pilot in his dirt floor basement and the effect of an iPod commercial. [The film mentioned at the top of the podcast is "We Are Legion", the recent documentary on the internet group Anonymous, for which John composed the score.]