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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Mac Quayle

March 26, 2015 1:27pm

This week we spoke with Composer Mac Quayle. Mac has written music for over 30 films and television shows and accumulated a long list of credits as a music producer, dance remixer and multi-instrumentalist.

As a composer his music was most recently heard in the hit FX series American Horror Story: Freak Show as well as in a diverse list of feature films and documentaries including Autism in Love which premieres at this years Tribeca Film Festival and is featured in this interview. Some of his collaborations as an additional composer with Composer Cliff Martinez appear in such movies as Drive, Contagion, Spring Breakers, The Normal Heart and in the television series Cold Case.


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ABOUT MAC QUAYLE:

Mac Quayle has written music for over 30 films and television shows and accumulated a long list of credits as a music producer, dance remixer and multi-instrumentalist.

As a composer his music was most recently heard in the hit FX series American Horror Story: Freak Show as well as in a diverse list of feature films and documentaries. Some of his collaborations as an additional composer appear in Drive, Contagion, Spring Breakers, The Normal Heart and in the television series Cold Case. In 2013 he was chosen as one of only six composers to participate in the Sundance Music & Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Ranch.

As a producer, remixer and keyboardist, Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 40 #1 Billboard Dance Hits, garnered a Grammy Nomination for producing Donna Summer and been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along the way he has created music for a long list of artists that include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce, and Sting.

When asked recently to talk about some highlights of his career, Mac responded: "I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: Playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Realworld."

Mac lives, works and plays ping pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.

www.macquayle.com

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