Recent Radio Appearances

It’s spooky season and that means my work on the Dies irae in film music has bubbled up on the internet again. I was interviewed on a few different platforms recently, and I wanted to post those links here too.

The first was an interview with the podcaster Dallas Taylor for the Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast.

Dies irae
Dies irae artwork by George Butler

This was a fun talk, and I got to really unpack the Dies irae within the broader context of the history of film music.

After the 20k Hertz podcast dropped, I was interviewed by the National Public Radio program Here and Now.

This was a good distillation of what I’ve been working on, and I even got to finish by recommending my favorite “scariest” version of the Dies irae in film music…Jerry Goldsmith’s opening titles to “The Omen.”

Alex Ludwig
Associate Professor; Interim Assistant Chair of the Liberal Arts

My research interests include Joseph Haydn’s String Quartets, The Beatles and Film Music.