The music of award-winning BMI composers Mac Quayle, Siddhartha Khosla, Nathan Barr and Fil Eisler was front and center during a recent panel discussion hosted by the Society of Composers & Lyricists in LA. Moderated by Katie Aselton, the presentation also included clips from their respective shows: American Horror Story, This Is Us, The Americans, and Empire, and offered the eager audience an inside perspective on scoring and what’s needed to help propel an ongoing series.
In addition to this discussion’s featured series, each of the composers are renowned for their work in several other projects. Quayle’s credits also include Mr. Robot, for which he won an Emmy, FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and the Emmy-winning The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Khosla’s credits include Marvel’s Runaways, and E!’s first scripted drama series, The Royals. Among Barr’s many credits are the Emmy-nominated main title theme of Netflix’s Hemlock Grove, as wells as Flatliners, while Eisler’s resume is also impressive with music for Shameless, Revenge, To The Bone and CHIPS.