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 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Jan Hammer, no question.

Honestly...Jan hammer is an artist from yesterday who had his 15 minutes of fame, but has no relevance any more.

Who not go with someone upcoming.


Nonsense.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

Alan Silvestri is scoring the new Cosmos.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2014/01/14/alan-silvestri-to-score-cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/

I hope we get a soundtrack release.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Alan Silvestri is scoring the new Cosmos.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2014/01/14/alan-silvestri-to-score-cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/

I hope we get a soundtrack release.



Hmmmm... excellent choice. I like it.

A soundtrack is probably in the pipeline.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Ooh, a fine choice. This would get me more interested in this show, if I weren't plenty interested already.

Of course this won't be the first time Alan Silvestri scores something drawn from Carl Sagan's work...

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

I believe PBS only got away with tracking all that wonderful music because they didn't have to pay royalties to anyone. Something to do with PBS being a public service broadcaster?.

No, it's just that licensing music for tv in the US was a much simpler and cheaper affair in the 1970s and 1980s. Today it's both difficult to obtain permission from all the parties involved (publishing and sync as well as artists who frequently have to approve each use for broadcast) but it's much more expensive as well when you can get all the approvals. You also need to negotiate for all the different platforms on which the show may eventually appear.

Amazing that Pink Floyd music appeared in the original Cosmos.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 1:40 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

I'd love to see Vangelis' extract from Heaven & Hell used again for the titles, that music was such a part of the success of COSMOS.

But yes Alan Silvestri seems an inspired choice. Very promising and refreshing compared to what I expected.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

The original series was all tracked with existing pieces, VERY carefully chosen by whomever did the music editing. But there wasn't any music written specifically for the show. The soundtrack album (which is awesome!) gives the original recording credits for all the pieces they selected.

As for the new one, I'm going to place my faith in Seth McFarlane on this one. He's given the great Walter Murphy steady employment composing full orchestral scores for FAMILY GUY, lo these many years. And Seth is quite adamant about his love for the film scores and arrangement genius of John Williams. He's not going to let the music be an afterthought, especially considering his reverence for the original Sagan show.

If they go with original music, there are just so many great options. Elfman, Desplat, Silvestri, or hell, what about Glass or Nyman? I'm nearly as excited about the music as I am to see some actual science on my television for a welcome change!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

Jan Hammer, no question.

Honestly...Jan hammer is an artist from yesterday who had his 15 minutes of fame, but has no relevance any more.

Who not go with someone upcoming.


Nonsense.


It is indeed nonsense. Without the "artists from yesterday," life would be a pretty poor slog.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Seth McFarland is an executive producer of the new series. Considering hos association with Ron Jones, Walter Murphy, and even Joel McMeely, I think we're in good hands.

Other than that, Silvestri.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2014 - 5:16 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I'm actually pretty excited about having Alan Silvestri scoring this series.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2014 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

SIlvestri, yawn... Why not being a bit more adventurous.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2014 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Great choice with Mr Silvestri.

One of the best composers working today. He'll deliver, no question about that.

And thank god, a real composer !

His score for Contact is a masterpiece IMHO.

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

New trailer. Is it new music?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb5tdqplTqQ

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Sounds like bland trailer music with knock-off "Gravity" thrown in.

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

I can't say with absolute certainty, but I think it's highly unlikely that any of the original music is in the promos. On air tv promotion just doesn't usually allow for that.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

Here's a review of the 1st episode of the new Cosmos & it mentions the music:

http://thespacewriter.com/wp/2014/02/18/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/

"One of the beauties of the first Cosmos was the absolutely lovely thematic music by Vangelis that threaded through each episode. You knew right away that something special was about to happen, and throughout each episode, the music played an important emotional role. It set the stage for beautiful discoveries. I don’t find the music in this new reboot to be as memorable. In some places it is very pretty, but in others it’s verging on bombastic. Music is a producer’s decision, of course, but the music in this show was just not as special as it could have been."

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Here's a review of the 1st episode of the new Cosmos & it mentions the music:

http://thespacewriter.com/wp/2014/02/18/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/

"One of the beauties of the first Cosmos was the absolutely lovely thematic music by Vangelis that threaded through each episode. You knew right away that something special was about to happen, and throughout each episode, the music played an important emotional role. It set the stage for beautiful discoveries. I don’t find the music in this new reboot to be as memorable. In some places it is very pretty, but in others it’s verging on bombastic. Music is a producer’s decision, of course, but the music in this show was just not as special as it could have been."



With the wild needle dropping in the first series, with absolutely no original music, the production was able to pick and choose and did a fantastic job. I'm not sure it is a fair comparison when production A had no seeming restrictions and had "ready made" music at their fingertips, while production B relies on one man to score everything. The "not as special" remark is kind of silly.

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Microceratops   (Member)


Bombastic Silvestri you say? Bring it on!

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   Microceratops   (Member)

Could it be what Silvestri has composed for the series what we're hearing here on the background? The strings and the horns, and particularly that passage at the end, sound very Silvestri-styled...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua5xqQpZp8Q

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

I don't know if that's it or not. I do know that there will be a soundtrack release though. I asked at The Music of Alan Silvestri Facebook account and finally got this reply:

"Thanks for asking! There will definitely be a release for the soundtrack. We will make an announcement as we get closer to the premier."

 
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