Brad Fiedel (Copyright Cara Robbins) - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Brad Fiedel (Copyright Cara Robbins) – CLICK TO ENLARGE

On Monday, April 22nd, Brad Fiedel, the composer best known for his futuristic score for James Cameron’s 1984 sci-fi sensation, The Terminator, was a special guest on the music-and-cultural-arts program “The Freak Power Ticket.”

Fiedel joined host Ted Coe for an hour that included tracks from his film and television work plus original songs from the new autobiographical musical, Borrowed Time, a one-man show that premiered as a benefit for a new Renter Scholarship Fund at Santa Barbara’s Center Stage Theater.

With roots in a bohemian New York art school run by his parents, Fiedel came of age during the insurgent 1960s. Interweaving songs written over several decades, Borrowed Time tells the touching story of Fiedel’s journey from radical youth to successful film composer, and of an eventual need to free himself from the Hollywood machine.

Borrowed Time - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Borrowed Time – CLICK TO ENLARGE

Coe says, “It was a special treat to invite Brad Fiedel to the KCSB studios for an in-depth radio conversation. While Borrowed Time highlights his associations with film-industry powerhouses (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, etc.), I was delighted to learn of Brad’s innovative scoring work on a number of respected indie and genre-film projects, and of his days as a budding musician. Borrowed Time brings it all home: this tale of an artist reclaiming his musical voice is made all the more profound through its invocation of cross-generational family bonds and the tenacity of idealism.”


An edited podcast of this program is now available for on-demand streaming, or download, below. Thanks to Brad Fiedel for permission to include complete tracks from Borrowed Time.

“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the spring from 11am-12noon PDT.