Explore the powerful emotional synergy between music and the moving image with our podcast recommendation, Sync Music Matters!

Hosted by English music producer and composer Jim Hustwit, Sync Music Matters digs deeply into the relationship with music and film, TV, and pretty much any moving image. As someone who predominantly creates music for television, Hustwit is passionate about conveying the importance of this marrying of media.

Each episode, Hustwit and an industry professional guest talk over everything to do with the relationship between music and visuals. This is not isolated just to composers. Guests include editors, music supervisors, directors, and anyone else involved in the synchronous process of pairing audio with visuals. Conversations will provide in depth look into these experts’ latest projects, as well as glean insights into what makes them so good at what they do.

This podcast recommendation is for anyone who loves to peer behind the curtain and take a look behind the scenes. You may be an indie filmmaker working on their first feature, a fledgling documentary maker, or just a lover of anything music, movies, games, and anything seen on a screen!

It’s not just about writing music. You’ll find out what it’s like to create music for a BAFTA-winning game, place music in an Emmy-winning series, or edit music in a BAFTA-winning film. Guests on each episode regale Hustwit with tales from the front line, provide practical advice, as well as give hot new tips on movies, series, and soundtracks to look out for.

The latest instalment of Sync Music Matters sees Isobel Waller-Bridge join Jim for a chat. The pair discuss Isobel’s award-winning career in Theatre, TV, and film composing, as well as sound design.

Discussing the search for musical inspiration, Isobel references Francis Bacon, Tilda Swinton, and Anne Carson. She also discusses the prevalence of drone based music in modern film, and her love for it. Talks also involve her work on Netflix series, Munich: The Edge of War, as well as her work with the Philarmonia as part of their climate change season.