Day One in the Studio with Star Trek Into Darkness
My friend Mark (the organist in this video) landed a pretty sweet gig on Michael Giacchino’s score for the new blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness. He shared this video on facebook a few minutes ago and I thought my fellow recording studio and sci fi geeks on tumblr might like a peek.
I like where they’re headed, musically speaking. Maybe I won’t hate the latest from JJ Abrams after all. :)
UPDATE: apparently some privacy settings got changed after I posted this… looks like you have to be a friend on fb to view or something. ARGH. Sorry everybody.
I kept thinking and talking to Chris [Nolan] about what I thought the Batman character was. If there was an arc to be had, it was that he sees his parents getting killed – that’s the defining moment of his life – and he feels guilty for it. The theme is interrupted at essentially two notes: it’s never completed, because he never gets past this point. I spent three weeks removing notes from the main Batman theme until I got it down to just two notes. I am very proud of it. It’s always the beginning of a theme. It promises that he can become a hero or a complete man, but none of that ever happens, because he can’t get past that moment.