Practicing good Corona virus social distancing, the Composer’s Studio phones it in with Steven Spiel, a composer who paints with sound. Steven has written music for large and small ensembles, choir, film, and even jazz combos. We talk with Steven about how music in film manipulates our emotional response to the image, what it is like to write music for film, and why he decided that the film industry was not for him. Steven’s music has something for everyone. Gather the kids to listen to Steven’s musical rendition of the story of the Three Little Pigs. Can you hear the wolf threaten to huff and puff and blow the house down? Then in his choral setting of the poem Invictus by William Earnest Henley, he reminds us that even during dark times, we are the captains of our own souls. Closing with Adonai Roi, an orchestral work inspired by The Lord’s Prayer, Steven’s music provides comfort and hope when we need it most.