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Quarry Q&A: Composer Kris Dirksen on Capturing the Sound of the Series

28 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Cinemax's gritty drama Quarry is a rollercoaster ride of emotions not only for its main characters Mac and Joni, but for its audience as well.

For the audience, the music heightens those emotions, adding to the intense drama taking place on screen. Composer Kris Dirksen is the guy responsible for creating that dramatic sound.

In addition to composing for Quarry, Dirksen also worked on Banshee, and his music can be heard in hundreds of movie and TV show trailers, including Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario, The Revenant, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and more.

We put some questions to Kris about his life as a composer and what it's like scoring for a show like Quarry.

Take a look at what he had to say below, and be sure to tune in for Quarry Season 1 Episode 8, the season finale, airing tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c!

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- Lisa Babick

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Cliff Williams, AC/DC Bassist, Announces His Retirement From The Band

21 September 2016 11:31 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams recently confirmed that he is retiring from the band now that it has completed its Rock or Bust Tour. Cliff Williams Retiring Williams announced his decision to step away from AC/DC in an emotional video. “It’s time for me to step out, that’s all,” the musician explained, adding that the departures […]

The post Cliff Williams, AC/DC Bassist, Announces His Retirement From The Band appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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AC/DC: Bassist Cliff Williams retires, band's future uncertain

21 September 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams will no longer be back in black as the 66-year old confirmed his retirement on Tuesday. The news of Williams hanging up his bass comes during a tumultuous time for the group. During the last couple of years, AC/DC has seen the ousting (or medical leave, depending on who you ask) of lead singer Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young’s departure due to dementia, and Phil Rudd’s legal problems.   “It's time for me to step out, that's all. Not because we’ve lost Mal (Malcolm Young), Phil or Brian. Everything changes,” Williams said. “I’m ready to get off the road and do what I do in between tours…It's just my time. I'm happy I just need family time, just chill out and not do this." Williams continued, “I couldn't have asked for anything more -- being with the people I'm with and have been, »

- David Eckstein

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AC/DC -- Well, Hells Bells!! Our Bassist Is Bailing Too

20 September 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

And then there was one -- AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams is quitting the band ... leaving Angus Young in his knickers as the last man standing. 66-year-old Williams, who's been playing bass since 1977, announced he's tapping out from recording and touring with AC/DC once they wrap up their current world tour ... so he can chill and have some family time. The band's fallen apart in recent years -- guitarist Malcolm Young quit when he got dementia, »

- TMZ Staff

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