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Art + Music + Technology

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Jul 5, 2020

Roger Neill is living a pretty charmed life. Working on film, TV and game music, he is able to dive deep into music of all styles, and create extended storytelling by working with directors of films like Valley Girl, 20th Century Women and TV work like JJ Villard's Fairy Tales. All of this requires the depth of knowledge that comes from getting an advanced degree in music, but also an emotional connection that comes from playing guitar in teenage rock bands.

We had a great conversation that covered his education, his entre into the film composition work and how he approaches film score development. It's an improbable tale - but one that also shows the combination of talent, hard work and good luck that it takes to get a gig in Hollywood.

You can learn more about Roger's work at his website (, and check out his music at his SoundCloud page ( It's a pretty impressive body of work, and hearing about its creation makes this a fabulous interview.