Gladiator w/ Emma Sherr-Ziarko

Emma Sherr-Ziarko (Wolf 359, Pairing) joins us to talk about Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's iconic and wildly influential score for Gladiator. We discuss Emma's history as a dancer/choreographer, two very peculiar controversies the score found itself enmeshed in, the central tension between Earth (Zimmer) and Elyisum (Gerrard) and much, much more. Join us, won't you?


My Big Score was created, hosted, and edited by Christopher Dole. All piano music performed by Christopher Dole.

The main theme was composed by Erik Jourgensen.

Show artwork by Chandler Candela.

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This series is produced in Los Angeles County on the ancestral lands of the Tongva, Tatavium, and Chumash.

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Gladiator w/ Emma Sherr-Ziarko
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