Kevin Kiner


Peacemaker Composer Kevin Kiner On Hair Metal, Rock 'N' Roll Scores, And George Lucas [Interview]

Kevin Kiner brings rock to "Peacemaker." Filmmaker James Gunn and his music supervisors, Ian Broucek and Evyen Klean, do that job as well with their entertaining needledrops, but it's composers Kevin Kiner and Clint Mansell who bring a little rock 'n' roll to the score. For "The Suicide Squad" spin-off series, the duo wanted to combine rock with a staple of comic book adaptations — an orchestra. In recent years, for Kiner, that's become a more traditional approach to scoring.
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Peacemaker Composer Kevin Kiner Breaks Down the DC Series' Rocking Score

Over the past few weeks, audiences have been treated to DC's Peacemaker, the first live-action television series to be tied to the DC Films universe. The series, which spins out of the events of The Suicide Squad, follows the ongoing adventures of Christopher Smith / Peacemaker (John Cena), as he and a ragtag team of characters uncover a new conspiracy. There are so many elements of the HBO Max series that have been praised by fans, including its approach to music. In addition to a soundtrack jam-packed with hair metal tunes, the auditory experience of the series is also influenced by its score, which is composed by Clint Mansell and Kevin Kiner.
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STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH Volume 2 Score Available Now From Composer Kevin Kiner

Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Volume 2 (Episodes 9-16) is available now from Walt Disney Records. “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” debuted on May 4, with all Season One episodes now streaming exclusively on Disney+. The second season of the critically acclaimed animated series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” will...
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Interview: Star Wars: The Bad Batch Composer Kevin Kiner

The first episode of the new animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch is currently streaming on Disney+, and by all accounts is another success on par with The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. One of the through lines tying all three series together is Emmy-nominated composer Kevin Kiner,...

The Heir To John Williams Scoring Music is Apparently Kevin Kiner

Just to be certain, there are a few other composers that will be helping out over the course that Star Wars will be continuing along in the coming years, but as of now, it does sound as though Kevin Kiner, who has been providing his expertise over the years, will be the heir apparent to John Williams, who has been in charge of scoring the music for the 9 core Star Wars movies. That is if Lucasfilm is in keeping with tradition and recognizing the fact that Kiner has been around and done far more than many other composers, which is a big hope. But as many already know, those that head up the company are bound to do what they feel is right, which can sometimes go against what is sensible. Kiner has been around long enough and he’s been working diligently on the musical score for years now when it comes to the animated series. It makes more sense to keep Kiner on and have him take over, but it has to be recognized that others have stepped up and done a great job on various scores as well. The musical score of Star Wars is every bit as important to the movies as the setting or the characters since it’s been used to enhance every part of it throughout the years and give an impressive sound to match the epic story that’s been entertaining people for so long.
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CS Score Interviews The Clone Wars Composer Kevin Kiner!

CS Score interviews The Clone Wars composer Kevin Kiner!. Hey there, film score lovers! You’re probably thinking, ‘What?! Two CS Scores in less than a week?’ Well, that’s because we’ve got a couple of awesome pieces for you to check out, including and awesome interview with The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch composer Kevin Kiner, who received an Emmy nomination for his work on the final episode of Clone Wars, titled “Victory and Death.”