The Weekly Comet hosts Tamara Conniff & Jonathan McHugh welcome award-winning composer of “The Possession,” Anton Sanko and singer & songwriter Kyler England. Plus, KCRW DJ Jason Kramer’s Pick of the Week!
Award-winning composer Anton Sanko takes The Comet Couch to talk about his latest film, “The Possession,” which will opens August 31. The film’s soundtrack will be released on Lionsgate Records on August 28. “The Possession” was produced by horror master Sam Raimi along with Robert Tapert and J.R. Young and directed by Ole Bornedal.
Sanko is know for his work scoring the hit HBO series “Big Love” starring Bill Paxton. Last year he scored “Rabbit Hole” starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, directed by John Cameron Mitchell.
He recently won an Emmy for his score to the epic seven-part television event “Great Migrations” for National Geographic.
A producer and writer, Sanko has collaborated with artists such as Suzanne Vega, Jim Carroll, Anna Domino,Lucy Kaplansky, and Skeleton Key.
He as scored over 25 films including “Saving Face,” “Party Girl” and “Scotland, Pa.”
Singer and songwriter Kyler England takes The Comet stage for a breathtaking performance.
Kyler music has been featured on such TV shows as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Vampire Diaries,” “Private Practice,” “One Tree Hill,” “Switched At Birth,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Army Wives” as well as in the film “The Lucky Ones.” She has opened for such luminaries as Sting, Annie Lennox, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson. In addition, she won the 2011 International Songwriting Competition Electronica category. She has averaged over 150 performances a year, mainly solo acoustic, and also collaborated with various DJs on electronic projects.
In 2009, England took a hiatus from her solo career to focus on her band The Rescues, an acclaimed supergroup of troubadours, released the album “Let Loose The Horses,” and are working on their second album.
She released her first solo album in three years, “Electric Hum,” in 2011.
Her new EP, “The Spare Key Sessions,” featured England’s reworkings of several “Electric Hum” songs with acoustic arrangements.