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Moving Music interviews musicians, and those in the music industry, about the film or album that most influenced them. Listeners peek into the intimate and emotional conversations resulting from the inspiration of these art forms. Our aim with this effort is to affect and influence the way people think and feel through artistic collaboration.

Apr 14, 2017

     In the 1980’s there was a flurry of fantasy based movies that seemed to be in every theater, year round. From "Labyrinth" to "Willow" and in between, audiences just couldn’t get enough. Ridley Scott lent his talents to one such movie, “Legend”. Ridley showcased a young Tom Cruise, just before his brother, Tony Scott, gave him the lead role in “Top Gun”. "Legend" lived within the Tangerine Dream soundtrack that included Bryan Ferry and Jon Anderson from the group Yes. That soundtrack lifted "Legend" above other fantasy films for young viewers like Matt Buchwalter.
     Matt and I met in the early 90s through mutual acquaintances. We had worked with a lot of the same musicians over the years and developed a dialog. His love for music gave him the ride of his life when he became the drummer for Shadowbox Live, where he held that role for over 20 years. When I asked what his film would be there was no hesitation from this self-proclaimed nerd. “Legend” remained in his conscience particularly for the music. It is a fun fantastical ride that takes you beyond this time and land. Moving Music explores the imagination of Matt Buchwalter as he explains how this film influenced him.