Kurt Oldman On Scoring Today’s Superheroes
May 14th, 2019
How does one become a composer of film and TV? For Kurt Oldman, he knew from a young age that he would always end up in the music business, especially with a great-grandfather who was a conductor and grandfather who was a pianist on top of supportive parents to guide him along the way. Even though he was far from Hollywood, he was born and raised in Switzerland, he still found ways to stay connected and nurture his craft.
Bringing Superheroes & Villains to Life
August 28th, 2018
Adding to the Vacation Special fun was the score by composer Kurt Oldman whom, alongside Zeb Wells and director Alex Kamer, came up with the idea to musically reference the style of some of their favorite 70’s and 80’s TV shows such as The Brady Bunch, Hawaii Five-0, The A-Team.
Behind the Music Interview
August 1st, 2018
Nerd Reactor: Also receiving acclaim is the score by veteran composer Kurt Oldman. With some of the episodes having different themes, Kurt has been able to explore a wide variety of genres and tones such as classic horror sounds in the Halloween special along with ’70s and ’80s vibes for the upcoming Summer Vacation special. We wanted to talk with him about the process for creating these melodies along with the Summer Vacation special airing August 16. Read the interview with Kurt below.
Broadway World Interview
July 26th, 2018
Kurt Oldman, composer of Sony Crackle’s hit stop-motion show, SUPERMANSION, took the time to speak about his background as a composer, his work on the show, and dream collaborations.
Tell me a bit about yourself. I know you’re originally from Switzerland, how did end up composing in the US?
Flickering Myth Interview
July 20th, 2018
Every great superhero project needs to have a score taking it to the next level and SuperMansion is no exception, cue composer Kurt Oldman. Having worked on titles such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, Quantico and Monster Trucks in some capacity the Swiss born composer does a great job of elevating the scenes in SuperMansion while reaffirming the audience on what to feel and when.
Mix Magazine: Scoring Bryan Cranston’s SuperMansion
March 19th, 2017
Based around a team of retired, burned-out super-heros with more than a little emotional baggage, the comedy cartoon from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is streamed on Sony’s Crackle and has proved an exciting challenge for Oldman.
SuperMansion Season 2
June 1st, 2016
Kurt Oldman returns as series composer for Season 2 of the stop-motion animated comedy, SuperMansion.
Created by created by Zeb Wells and Matthew Senreich, SuperMansion revolves around Titanium Rex (voiced by Emmy-Award winning actor Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad), the leader of the superheroes the League of Freedom.
The rest of the voice cast includes Tucker Gilmore, Heidi Gardner, Keegan-Michael Key, Zeb Wells and Tom Root. New episodes are slated to be released in early 2017.
Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary
March 3rd, 2016
Kurt Oldman signs on to provide music for the documentary, “Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary.”
Written, produced, and directed by John Campopiano and Justin White this documentary is a detailed making-of Pet Seminary, a 1989 cult classic. Featuring never-before-seen footage, this film includes Stephen King’s inspiration to write the book and interviews with the Director, Mary Lambert and the cast, key crew, Maine locals.
Live Life – Discovery Documentary Series
February 11th, 2016
Kurt Oldman signs on to provide music for Discovery Networks new documentary Series, “Live Life”.
This series follows ten people as they discover the key to inner power, alter the chemistry and physiology of their bodies and against all odds, make dreams come true. The fascinating documentary, LIVE LIFE, will show you how to guide an extraordinary force to heal your body and your mind.
Audient UK Interview
September 9th, 2015
With Vinnie Jones’ 6 Ways To Die out on general release in the USA this week, Audient caught up with the film’s music composer, Kurt Oldman to chat about the studio he’s building and whether you can score an action adventure with an accordion and a washboard.
The jury’s still out on that one.