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In today’s episode of Sync Music Matters I’m talking to TV, Film and General Media composer Nainita Desai

Nainita Desai Media Composer who you might be most familiar with for her extensive work in TV and Film

She is an RTS Winner a BIFA, Cinema Eye Honours and Ivor Novello nominee and is officially a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit. She was also IFMCA Breakthrough composer of 2020

Nainita’s recent projects include Netflix’s 14 Peaks – Nothing is Impossible (ASCAP Composer Choice nominee for best documentary score ) 

She scored the critically acclaimed Oscar Nominated film For Sama, The Sundance winning feature The Reason I Jump and American Murder – The Family Next Door Netflix’ most viewed documentary feature

We talk about her Love for Star Trek and Barbara Streisand – not necessarily together. We also discuss her fascinating route in to music via working as Peter Gabriel’s Assistant and working as a TV foley artist.

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If you like to listen to some of Nainita Desai’s influences, you can here:

Jean Michel Jarre

Brian Eno

Daniel Lanois

Peter Gabriel – The Last Temptation of Christ

Real World Studio

Dave Bottrill

BBC Radiophonic Workshop

John Barry

Stephen Sondheim

Ennio Mirricone

14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible

The Reason I Jump

Colin Stetson – Hereditary

Gabriel Yarid

Michel Yared

Clint Mansel

Michael Nyman

Thomas Newman – Revolutionary Road

Trevor Jones – Last of the Mohicans

David Shire – The Conversation

Nicholas Britell – Don’t Look Up

Nicholas Britell – Succession