Interview with Robert Folk - Part One

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Welcome to part one of an CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO NETWORK interview special.

Doctor Robert Folk is an American film and television composer and conductor. His extensive credits include ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS, TREMORS, THE NEVERENDING STORY II: THE NEXT CHAPTER, TOY SOLDIERS, POLICE ACADEMY, KUNG POW! ENTER THE FIST, BACK IN THE DAY and most recently, ELEPHANT WHITE, UNDERGROUND, THE SECRET VILLAGE, THERE BE DRAGONS and SILENT LIFE.

Robert Folk has worked with many top filmmakers including Roland Joffe, Steve Oedekerk, George Gallo, Dan Petrie Jr., Gary Sinise, Hugh Wilson, Jonathan Betuel, Don Bluth, Jon Davison, Gary Goldman, Gene Quintano, Ron Underwood, and Gale Anne Hurd to name a few.

Folk has also composed and conducted numerous concert works including Symphonic, Vocal and Chamber music compositions. His Ballet “To Dream Of Roses,” composed for the Osaka Worlds Fair and was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

He is also a prolific songwriter and producer and has conducted many prominent orchestras including The London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Berlin Radio Orchestra, The Munich Symphony, The Dublin Symphony Orchestra, The Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and the London Sinfonia.

In recent years Robert Folk has also been executive producing films; partnering with his extensive network of filmmakers, on projects that he is also attached to as composer.

In February 2021, Jason Drury talked to Robert Folk via Zoom at his home in Beverly Hills, California.

In part one of this two-part interview special, Folk talks about how he got into film and TV music, scoring sequels films and how he came about working on the Police Academy series of films.

Also, in both parts of this special, you will be hearing loads of the wonderful and at times exciting music that this legend of a composer has created during his illustrious career.

Enjoy!

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