Music at 6


Film composer Carter Burwell (Fargo, Adaptation) considers here the particularly American phenomenon of mixing music and news, from WW1 newsreel accompaniment to the scoring of the 2003 Gulf War coverage (informed by Burwell’s revealing interviews with the composers of all three networks’ news music).

Carter Burwell is an American composer of film scores. He has frequently collaborated with the Coen brothers, scoring most of their films, including Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Burwell has also worked often with directors Todd Haynes, Spike Jonze, and Martin McDonagh. He received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score for Haynes’s Carol and McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Burwell’s score for McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin also received Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations. 

Scott Menchin has created illustrations for Dr. Pepper, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Toyota, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, Wired, GQ, Saveur, Fast Company, Smart Money, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. His work has appeared in American Illustration, Print Magazine, the Society of Illustrators, and the Society of Publication Designers. In 1999 his award-winning children’s book, Man Gave Names to All the Animals, with text by Bob Dylan, was published. Menchin also served as Art Director of How magazine and Seven Days. He teaches at New York City’s Pratt Institute Graduate School.