From Joe: Abbey Road

October 09, 2015

Every once in while over the past year or so, something small has happened that on the surface seems like no big deal, but hits me in a profound way.  This is one of those things – it’s just a poster hanging on a wall at a place where I worked.  But that poster is […]


From Joe: ORF Visits My Studio

September 28, 2015

I had a great time welcoming Pia Niederwimmer and her crew from Austrian Radio & Television (ORF) to my studio last week, where we discussed my career as a composer, especially my experience in Vienna working on “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”.  Pia was a gracious interviewer with some terrific questions, many that no one […]

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The Apple Tree now in select theaters

September 16, 2015

Make sure to catch ‘The Apple Tree’ at the Laemmle NoHo 7 during the film’s Oscar qualifying run this week.  I wrote the score for this touching story about a young boy who chooses to defend the purity of nature at all costs.  


Newsflash: Behind-The-Scenes of the Opera Sequence in ‘Mission: Impossible’

September 06, 2015

“Mission: Impossible” has been captivating audiences with high-octane action sequences ever since the film franchise launched in 1996. From the iconic wire hang in the first film to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge shootout in “M:I 3” to the Burj Khalifa sequence in 2011’s “Ghost Protocol,” there was a long list of thrilling and original set pieces that […]


From Joe: A Thank You to Soundtrack Cologne

August 28, 2015

It’s 110 degrees here in the San Fernando and it’s making me miss Cologne, Germany even more.  See, I was there last weekend for Soundtrack_Cologne 12, where I had a really wonderful time talking about my work on Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation with moderator Vasco Hexel.  I also saw two great panels with composers Dave Porter […]


The Apple Tree

August 20, 2015

Evan here. In all the excitement of the present, I wanted to make sure that we give the future its  due. Coming up is one of most meaningful projects Joe has had the honor of composing for – and that’s not just me saying that! From Joe: No, it’s isn’t! In a bit of life-coming-full […]


Off to Soundtrack Cologne

August 19, 2015

There is no rest for the weary. Once again globe-hopping like an IMF agent, Joe is off to the great continent of Europe, more specifically Germany, for Soundtrack Cologne! He has been asked to speak on a panel titled: Joe Kraemer. And he didn’t have to change his name! If you are in Cologne, please […]

Joe Kraemer with Lalo Schifrin

From Joe: A Tuesday with Lalo

August 18, 2015

So the coolest things have happened to me since I got the job on MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE.  Just last Tuesday, maybe one of the coolest too place.  I was asked by THE MAN himself, Lalo Schifrin, to a visit at his home.  I was able to hand him a copy of my Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation […]


From Joe: Society of Composers and Lyricists Screening

August 06, 2015

I was just treated to a wonderfully exciting screening of MI:RN (they don’t like me to call it M:I5) thanks to the Society of Composers and Lyricists, after which I was delighted to talk to John Burlingame and tell great stories of this amazing chapter in my musical journey. When time permits, I will be […]

Lalo Schifrin composed the soundtrack to the original Mission: Impossible TV series in 1966.

Newsflash: Four Composers, One (Nearly) Impossible Mission To Reinvent A Classic Theme

August 03, 2015

“When Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation hits theaters Friday, it’ll be the fifth time its iconic theme music reverberates in theaters. Composer Joe Kraemer will have become the fourth to take up the mantle of translating that music, a 1960s TV theme song that’s stayed permanently young, to a theatrical score.” ~ Tim Greiving, NPR […]