Musicroom Meets: Jeff Beal (Composer of ‘House Of Cards’ Theme)

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Here at Musicroom HQ we caught up with three-time Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal, who explained his compositional process for that haunting and hypnotic House of Cards Theme. If you’ve been keeping up with the series you’ll know how crucial the music is, and in our video Jeff shows how he wrote each theme to fit Read More

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John McCabe 1939 – 2015

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It was announced this time last week that composer and pianist John McCabe had sadly died aged 75. McCabe was born in Liverpool on the 21st of April 1939 and he took an interest in music and composing from a young age. In an interview for M Magazine in 2014 he said “There was a lot of music in the house Read More

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“I’m Putting Music In The Hands Of People Who Want To Play It” Philip Glass In Conversation

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To celebrate tonight’s performance of The Etudes at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) we’ve released the second interview we conducted with Philip Glass in which he speaks with us about the importance of releasing the pieces in sheet music format and how anyone with some piano training would find it possible to play them. Read More

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“I’m sharing the enjoyment of playing” – Philip Glass Discusses The Etudes (Exclusive Interview)

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When one of the most imitated composers in history releases some sheet music which you don’t need a whole orchestra to play, it’s a seriously good day. We managed to grab Philip for a chat a few weeks ago and he illuminated us as to why he felt so passionately about publishing these 20 pieces Read More

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