Entertainment Weekly

‘Selma’ music supervisor Morgan Rhodes made us a playlist of songs she considered for the movie

Morgan Rhodes - Entertainment Weekly

For Selma‘s music supervisor Morgan Rhodes, doing research is a “dream.” To compile music for Ava DuVernay’s film about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s activism, Rhodes searched the likes of record stores and online auctions, met collectors on the Internet, and bought records, leading to a growing collection of vinyl from the ’60s. Read more…

Ebony Magazine

Morgan Rhodes: Black Music’s Newest Tastemaker

Morgan Rhodes - Ebony article

An all-too-familiar feeling reverberated deeply with women across the globe recently as the universal languages of destructive heartbreak and empowering sisterhood radiated brilliantly in The Door, a short film directed by Ava DuVernay for the Women’s Tales series of Prada subsidiary Miu Miu. Starring Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Goapele, Adepero Oduye and Emayatzy Corinealdi, the film’s striking imagery is faultlessly complemented by the film’s sonic poignancy, which was skillfully crafted by Morgan Rhodes, the woman responsible for selecting all of the great sounds featured in the film as its music supervisor. “I’m just blessed to have been apart of this project,” said Rhodes. Read more…

Sundance Institute

The Celebrated Drive Composer Offers His Sonic Assessment of the 2012 Dramatic Competition

Some of these hybrid scores however, are a seamless blend between pre-fab and original music and in that regard, are very different from the song/score soundtracks of the past where songs and underscore typically didn’t acknowledge one another stylistically. One great example of that in this festival was Middle of Nowhere — not of the WPP genre but actually a serious urban drama whose score was an effective and imaginative take on what I can only describe as abstracted R & B. Read more…