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 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

The pilot of new Marvel/Whedon TV show S.H.I.E.L.D., which is part of the Avengers franchise, has finished filming. The chances that this thing won't get picked up seem slim. Whedon's previous shows have been scored, among others, by Christophe Beck, Robert J. Kral, Greg Edmonson and Rob Simonsen; there is no particular reason to believe that Whedon will return to any of them. It would be really neat if they could at least hire Silvestri to compose the main theme. . .

Anyway, I wonder who will score, and whether this show will have a generic score or whether it'll have the opportunity to establish a strong musical identity.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

Christopher Beck should be good choice for composer.
Something in style of Percy Jackson could be interesting but I am also for some funky/groovy themes like we heard in Tower Heist and Confidence.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I loved Beck's scores for Buffy. During the last year of Buffy, Whedon employed Robert Duncan to score the series. He composed some great music especially for the finale.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

The pilot of new Marvel/Whedon TV show S.H.I.E.L.D., which is part of the Avengers franchise, has finished filming. The chances that this thing won't get picked up seem slim. Whedon's previous shows have been scored, among others, by Christophe Beck, Robert J. Kral, Greg Edmonson and Rob Simonsen; there is no particular reason to believe that Whedon will return to any of them. It would be really neat if they could at least hire Silvestri to compose the main theme. . .

Anyway, I wonder who will score, and whether this show will have a generic score or whether it'll have the opportunity to establish a strong musical identity.



Well, Alan Silvestri should do the theme and if he's interested the pilot.

Then turn it over to someone else for the weekly series like Sean Callery, Bear McCreary,etc..

That would be my advice.



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

My dream pick for the job would be Chris Tilton. S.H.I.E.L.D. is more of a spy organization than anything, and between the awesome retro material he did for the later seasons of ALIAS, he also did 4 and half seasons of excellent work on FRINGE. I don't know if he's gotten another gig since FRINGE wrapped out, but if he's free, they should try to get him.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Well, Alan Silvestri should do the theme and if he's interested the pilot.

Then turn it over to someone else for the weekly series like Sean Callery, Bear McCreary,etc..


I second this, although someone on this thread will probably suggest that McCreary do the theme as well.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

My dream pick for the job would be Chris Tilton. S.H.I.E.L.D. is more of a spy organization than anything, and between the awesome retro material he did for the later seasons of ALIAS, he also did 4 and half seasons of excellent work on FRINGE. I don't know if he's gotten another gig since FRINGE wrapped out, but if he's free, they should try to get him.


Tilton's music for the last season of ALIAS is awesome!!!

Alcatraz was the best television scoring of 2012 as well (co-composed with Andrea Datzman)

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Beck left BTVS because he wanted to concentrate on his film-scoring career. He did the musical (what few score cues were in it) in season six because he had been signed for that before he left.

He's scored to pilots this year/late last year.

Whedon has thus far not re-used the same composer on new series except for Beck, but Beck was handing off the series to a new composer.

The main composers for Whedon TV series, unless I am forgetting something, have been thus far:

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer":
Walter Murphy
Christophe Beck
Sean Murray & Shawn K. Clemet
Adam Fields (one episode)
Thomas Wanker
Douglas Romayne Stevens
Robert Duncan

"Angel":
Christophe Beck
Robert J. Kral

"Firefly":
Greg Edmonson

"Dollhouse":
Rob Simonson

Technically Douglas Romayne Stevens did additional music on a nubmer of episodes of "Angel", but that may have been more of a chopice of Kral and some of the show runners other than Whedon, who was busy elsewhere.

Now, Jake Monaco has been working with Beck for a few years now, sometimes doing additional scoring. If Whedon contacted Beck, I could see him doing the pilot and theme, then handing the series off to Jake. But it's unlikely.

Simonson's music was less than satifying; he's had little Jed whedon scoring Dr. Horrible; and the music for the motion-comic "The Astonishing X-Men", as I recall, was disappointing (I excpect better from Plessner). I don't know who the composer was for the motion-comic of season eight of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"; could be Jeff Shuter, but I can't find concrete proof.
I'm not looking forward to the choice of composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I like Ford's suggestion of Bear McCreary, others I'd like to see doing it would be Greg Edmonson and Edward Rogers (I've enjoyed his Warehouse 13 stuff and with its secret agent angle / action I think he'd do a good job)

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

John Williams.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I think the suggestion of Chris Tilton is *perfect* -- just listen not only to his work on Alias/Fringe but also his work in games like the amazing Mercenaries released by LLL! Bear McCreary would probably be my second choice based on Human Target and The Cape (not BSG so much).

I just hope they get somebody GOOD and pay for a real ORCHESTRA! Wouldn't it be funny if the TV show ends up having better scores than the Marvel films have by and large? smile

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I vote for Tilton as well, but mainly so he'll see this and finally sign all of those autographs for me.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Tilton and McCreary are both solid choices, but I remember hearing that Tilton was interested in pursuing something else now that Fringe is over (but he didn't say what... maybe it's hush-hush). McCreary you just can't go wrong with. And of course I'd suggest Giacchino and point to his brilliant Lost music, but he doesn't seem to be doing as much TV as of late besides pilot episodes.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

I'd be happy with Sean Callery, Bear McCreary and Chris Tilton (all with access to an orchestra, of course). Naturally, we'll probably get Ramin Djawadi. wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Hey, Djwadi with an orchestra isn't too bad -- look at season 2 of Game of Thrones (not to say that Stephen Warbeck wouldn't have been better, and if he recorded a pilot score I'm dying to hear it!)

Djwadi has shown he can actually work in some thematic development into an HBO show, which is no small feat considering their apparent preference for more subtle music (ie. Deadwood had no traditional "western" scoring, but it was effective in the show).

Anyway, I'm sure Djwadi will continue on Game of Thrones so I don't think you have to worry about him trying to fit S.H.I.E.L.D. into the mix. Whedon has made by and large good choices about composers for his shows, so I think we can trust that this show will have a decent composer even if we've never heard of him or her.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Anyway, I'm sure Djwadi will continue on Game of Thrones so I don't think you have to worry about him trying to fit S.H.I.E.L.D. into the mix. Whedon has made by and large good choices about composers for his shows, so I think we can trust that this show will have a decent composer even if we've never heard of him or her.

Isn't he also still working on the show with the guy from the Gibson Jesus movie?

But then, McCreary's scoring, what, 4 or 5 different shows now so you never know what kind of workload these guys will take on. . .

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

I don't really care who does the music. I just know that it will be another overhyped show created by a hack who's obsessed with his own mediocre dialogue.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Yes, Djawadi is also doing Person of Interest - and doing a pretty good job, I might add.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

And of course I'd suggest Giacchino and point to his brilliant Lost music, but he doesn't seem to be doing as much TV as of late besides pilot episodes.

He might do it for the right project, like Mark Isham; I wouldn't bet on it though. Bear McCreary's a great choice, but the man has to rest sometime.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

But then, McCreary's scoring, what, 4 or 5 different shows now so you never know what kind of workload these guys will take on. . .

None of them are 22-episodes-per-season shows, though...

 
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