Over his career Music Supervisor Randall Poster has worked with master filmmakers like Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes, and Martin Scorcese to create some of the most iconic needle drops in film history. In this conversation with Pitchfork contributing editor Jayson Greene, Poster will discuss the role of a Music Supervisor, selecting music for film, and his latest undertaking, The Birdsong Project.
Jayson Greene is contributing editor at Pitchfork and author of the memoir Once More We Saw Stars. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and GQ. He lives in Brooklyn.
Randall Poster is one of the most highly sought-after music supervisors in the film and television industries. Over the last three decades, he has bolstered the work of some of the world’s most innovative film directors. Recent projects include The French Dispatch, The Queen's Gambit, Tiger King, The Devil All the Time, Pretend it's a City, and Questlove’s Academy Awardwinning, Feature documentary debut, Summer of Soul. Poster’s work will soon be heard in Olivia Wilde’s Don't Worry Darling, Scott Cooper’s Pale Blue Eye, and new films by Sam Mendes, Davis Guggenheim and Maya Forbes &Wally Wolodarsky.