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MovieScore Media: Poker Night [2015] - Scott Glasgow

MovieScore Media presents its latest collaboration with composer Scott Glasgow (Hack!, Secrets of a Psychopath) who provides a stylistically varied thriller score for an investigation unraveled in flashbacks. Written and directed by Greg Francis, Poker Night is a uniquely structured dark crime thriller centered around a rookie cop being captured by a serial killer and held in a dungeon - all the while he is trying to remember the stories from the titular poker night where veteran cops all discussed their most difficult cases. These were meant to be lessons if the rookie cop ever got into trouble, but can the shared wisdom help out this time? Poker Night stars Beau Mirchoff, Ron Perlman and Giancarlo Esposito with each flashback coming with a score fitted for that particular character’s background.

"I worked in a way to give each of the characters a unique tone to their scenes" explains Scott about the score. "The film is based on small vignette stories by each veteran detective— and each had their own musical feel. “Davis” had a percussive element with synths that ran through his scenes; “Bernard” scene were all flashbacks to the 70s with some groove vibes; "Maxwell” was primarily characterized by traditional orchestra minimalism music; “Cunningham” was more electronica and “Calabrese” was more brooding low brass since he was more in the modern timeline and less about flashbacks. Finally, all these techniques and considerations had to be blended into one score."

Composer Scott Glasgow graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in composition and earned his ­Bachelors of Music degree from Cal State Northridge in composition as well. Following his breakout work on the revitalized anime classic Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006), Glasgow's scores released by MovieScore Media include the urban thriller Chasing Ghosts (2005), the brilliant homage-laden score for the horror comedy Hack! (2007), the neo noirish thriller Toxic (2009) and Lo (2009), a macabre ensemble piece about love which was nominated 'Best Score for a Comedy' by the International Film Music Critics Association. His most recent release with the label was Secrets of a Psychopath (2014), the latest offering of cult filmmaker Bert I. Gordon.

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Scott Glasgow... brings it, brings it good!
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