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 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

It's Bear McCreary! My excitement for the show grew seven sizes just now!

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/15/agents-of-shield-bear-mccreary-music/

" The series centers on the behind-the-scenes people, their heroism and their quirks. As such, the music I wrote is heroic and, at times, quirky and offbeat. And I’m fortunate that Marvel and Disney immediately recognized the value in having a full symphony orchestra perform the score for each and every episode, which is the only way to do this right."

Can you pick five words — nouns or adjectives I suppose — describing the music you’ve done for the show?
If I had to pick only five words? Melody, Melody, Melody, Melody, and Melody. To me, a superheroic score is only as good as its main theme. If you’re not singing the tune in the shower a few days after hearing it, then an opportunity has been lost.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

There was this fan video of a guy trying to get a role on the show, and McCreary scored the short. The music was not good. I remember thinking: If this is how he would approach the show's scoring, I hope he doesn't get the job...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Thanks for sharing, caused me to check on Facebook. Wow. I am so utterly stoked Bear has gotten this particular gig. I imagine he must be over the moon. We get the benefit of a Bear returning to the world of superheroes.

Roll on the main theme smile

-- Edit --

I wonder who will release the music. Bear's on Sparks & Shadows? Disney? Intrada?

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

McCreary? YES!

Seriously, he is one of my very top top picks for really any scoring gig. The fact that he gets to score a show I'm very interested in is a bonus. Yet another reason to watch. So glad one of TV's top composers gets to add his music to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

He has updated his blog a bit about it & posted his comic con schedule

http://www.bearmccreary.com/#blog/concerts/comic-con-2013-schedule/

Apparently this is the panel to see / wait for a video to appear for smile

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC
Friday, July 19 1:45 Ballroom 20

Anyone interested in hearing my music for this show? Yeah… don’t miss this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

This is great news, and a major stepping stone for McCreary on his way to a feature film career.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 10:04 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

This is great news, and a major stepping stone for McCreary on his way to a feature film career.

Congratulations to McCreary! And hopefully there will be a CD release - unlike with the botched "Walking Dead"-situation.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 12:22 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

That's really great news, yes! I love McCreary's HUMAN TARGET and am really curious and looking forward to what McCreary will create for this show now. smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

If you’re not singing the tune in the shower a few days after hearing it, then an opportunity has been lost.

I hope he can make good on that promise. Avengers had a decent theme, but the score wasn't as melodic as Captain America (IMHO).

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

Very nice development, and I'm eager to hear what he has in store for Knights of Badassdom, if that ever shows up in theaters.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

I wish I could hear what other people hear in McCreary's music, but nothing ever seems to stand out to me. Oh well, there's always the composers I dig.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I think his music for Battlestar Galactica is terribly overrated and I don't understand why people like it. Towards the end of the last season it got pretty good but early in the series for me it actually detracted, especially any time the bagpipes started up for the "father/son theme".

On the other hand, his scores to Human Target and The Cape are fantastic and thematic action scores -- have you heard either of them? He dedicates The Cape to Shirley Walker and if you like her style I'd be surprised if you found nothing worthy in his music.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

I wish I could hear what other people hear in McCreary's music, but nothing ever seems to stand out to me. Oh well, there's always the composers I dig.

I love Bear's Battlestar music and some of his other work (Human Target, in particular), but he seems to have a hard time diversifying his sound a bit... a lot of his recent work sounds like more of the same to my ears. I do give the guy big props for his enthusiasm and devotion to his fans.

Chris.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

I think his music for Battlestar Galactica is terribly overrated and I don't understand why people like it. Towards the end of the last season it got pretty good but early in the series for me it actually detracted, especially any time the bagpipes started up for the "father/son theme".

On the other hand, his scores to Human Target and The Cape are fantastic and thematic action scores -- have you heard either of them? He dedicates The Cape to Shirley Walker and if you like her style I'd be surprised if you found nothing worthy in his music.

Yavar


I would agree with this - I also enjoy his Terminator score.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

For what it's worth. McCreary's "Battlestar" scores are among my very favorite film music of the past several years. I find them thrilling, emotional, exciting, heartfelt, and inventive. For me, I could take or leave "The Cape" and "Human Target" -- nothing wrong with them, but they don't connect with me.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   MattyO   (Member)

My big hope, as excited as I am to hear what Bear has come up with for Shield, is that this opens up the possibility of him scoring Guardians of the Galaxy. Now there's a thought! (Although by the time that one arrives I suspect all genre movies will be scored by Hans Zimmer Inc.)

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

My big hope, as excited as I am to hear what Bear has come up with for Shield, is that this opens up the possibility of him scoring Guardians of the Galaxy. Now there's a thought! (Although by the time that one arrives I suspect all genre movies will be scored by Hans Zimmer Inc.)

Why not Avengers 2? That would be quite a thing, wouldn't it? Of course I would never have expected them to pick Whedon to top off the whole Avengers arc in the first place, so maybe not so far fetched as I think.

Has Zimmer Inc. scored ANY Marvel movies? Are we counting Djawadi?

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Bear played some of his music for the show at one of the film music panels at Comic Con yesterday. I really liked what I heard, and I am looking forward to hearing how he develops the music over the course of the series. His enthusiasm was contagious.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Quite Jealous of you getting to hear it yesterday. Hopefully samples will appear soon.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Just watched the Agents of SHIELD panel, and while they gave a shout out to bear and joked about giving him his big break we didn't get to hear the music. Admittedly those there did, as they got to watch the whole episode. The lucky so & so's

Hoping someone filmed the scoring panel.

 
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