David Raiklen is a composer-producer-host. He was mentored by Oscar winner John Williams and Pulitzer Prize winner Mel Powel. Dr. Raiklen studied at USC and CalArts and later taught at those universities. He has worked for Fox, Sony, Disney, Sprint, Mattel, Warner Bros and PBS, plus many independent producers. Films he scored have starred Elliott Gould, Doug Jones, and Martin Sheen. David made the New York Film Critics Top Ten with the documentary Heist, the short list for an Academy Award® for Worth, and Mia, A Dancer’s Journey won the Emmy.
David Raiklen compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Disney Hall. He is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club, where guests include Joshua Bell and John Williams; and is host and leader of The Academy of Scoring Arts seminars. David is currently producing and composing for Space Command, a series of epic adventures set in a hopeful future, and creating a Virtual Reality experience.
To celebrate our 100th episode we have a far-ranging conversation with special guest David Raiklen about the future of genre entertainment. Broadcast date: 1 November 2020
We welcome friend of the show David Raiklen back to discuss Day 1 of DC FanDome, DC’s online event. Broadcast date: 23 August 2020
David Raiklen joins us for a wide ranging discussion of the Harry Potter movies. Broadcast date: 26 July 2020
Friend of the show David Raiklen joins us for a discussion of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy! Broadcast date: 12 July 2020
We discus our favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero scores of 2019 with special guest David Raiklen. Broadcast date: 2 February 2020
David Raiklen returns for a discussion about what makes superhero movie scores unique and how they’ve evolved. Broadcast date: 31 August 2019
Can’t get enough Spider-Man Far From Home? Join us for a full discussion panel, with special guest David Raiklen! Broadcast date: 13 July 2019
We saw Spider-Man Far From Home and wanted to share a quick take of our impressions with you! This episode features guest David Raiklen. Broadcast date: 6 July 2019