All of us who enjoy genre television will have at some point heard the sonic stylings of Bear McCreary. Probably best known for his score to the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, McCreary has also provided the music to other fan favourite shows such as Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, Eureka, Defiance, Da Vinci’s Demons, as well as a rather modest little programme that manages to shamble from one season to the next called The Walking Dead.
Now television’s hardest working composer will be providing Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D with his symphonic delights As the man himself has stated on his own website:
“Entertainment Weekly just broke the news that I am the composer for ABC’s highly-anticipated series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for Writer / Director / Executive Producer Joss Whedon.
Readers of my blog know that superhero stories and their scores have had a tremendous impact on my life ever since I was a kid. I grew up with Batman: The Animated Series, Superman,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spiderman and X-Men. In my daydreams, their adventures rumbled with bombastic and soaring orchestral melodies. I always wanted to write music of my own for this genre.
Now, I have the opportunity to contribute original music to the ever-expanding Marvel universe? And I have a full symphonic orchestra at my disposal every week to do it? And I get to work with the visionary Joss Whedon and his remarkable creative team? Well, suddenly I’m worried that my entire life might actually be a dream, that I might suddenly wake up back in third grade, having dozed off while reading X-Men. If this life is a dream, I’m going to love every minute of it until I wake up.”
It’s sounding good already. Did you see what I did there… sounding… because he’s doing the music… Oh, what’s the point?
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