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 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Given how marvelous his metaphysical music was accentuating and enhancing the original
series, whom would you suggest - cinematically-classically or another memorable blend of
both - take up the galactic inter-planetary baton for the sequel due to be unveiled before an
acutely-anticipating public next year? smile

wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Hans Zimmer!

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Hans Zimmer!

Yep, looks like Balfe territory.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

ME!!! smile


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Was there any original music for the series ? The Cosmos "theme" was tracked Vangelis, and the rest of the music was a collection of licensed tracks - lots of other Vangelis, but also Edgar Froese, Tomita, classical, blues...

Overall the music worked very well and was pretty eclectic. I wouldn't mind another needle drop score .


FYI, this link lists all of the music used in the original series

http://cosmic_voyager.tripod.com/cosmosindex.htm

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Interesting enough by tracking existing works, Cosmos was also a celebration of music.
Edit: Based on Copernicus' Star, Abel Korzeniowski would be fracking awesome.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Jan Hammer, no question.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   gren99   (Member)

austin wintory.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 1:02 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (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? Fox/National Geographic would never be able to afford it. I think it would be important to use the original main theme from Heaven & Hell, and I'm certain Vangelis would be agreeable to it as he loved the original series. Without that main theme it just wouldn't be Cosmos.

In any case, if they go with an original score, I hope they go with someone new, give it an original, different sound to what we would expect. I'd hate it to have a Hans Zimmer/Media Ventures sound, that would be horrible. Here's hoping they do something bold.

The trailer looks interesting, but all those animation sequences are worrying.

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

The trailer looks interesting, but all those animation sequences are worrying.

http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2013/08/04/sdcc-neil-degrasse-tyson-ann-druyan-on-cosmos-americas-failure-of-nerve/

Basically the way this thing happened, apparently, was that Tyson and Druyan bumped into Seth MacFarlane, who was enthusiastic about the project and managed to sell Fox on it.

From the above link: “It’s worth noting, too, like the original series part of the story is how we came to know a lot of the things we know,” he continued. “The original did historical recreations using live action. In this incarnation of Cosmos, and largely thanks to Seth MacFarlane’s involvement, we’re doing them as animated sequences.”

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 4:54 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Was there any original music for the series ? The Cosmos "theme" was tracked Vangelis, and the rest of the music was a collection of licensed tracks - lots of other Vangelis, but also Edgar Froese, Tomita, classical, blues...

Overall the music worked very well and was pretty eclectic. I wouldn't mind another needle drop score .


FYI, this link lists all of the music used in the original series

http://cosmic_voyager.tripod.com/cosmosindex.htm



I would say go with a needle drop score again.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

In fact, seeing as Charles Thaxton has sort of inadvertently already started it, why not start our own eclectic album of music?

I'll add to it with this...

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

I'd also be cool with another needle drop score, but after hearing Bear McCreary's EUROPA REPORT, I could see him doing it if a new music approach was chosen this time out.

My buddy Charles would also be a great choice given the music he has written and performed and his personal affinity for the subject matter. Ad astra CHARLES!

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   FarTraveler   (Member)

I certainly loved the original Cosmos music selections and it was what introduced me to Vangelis as a kid. In the update, I think that the ComicCon commercial makes nice use of music from "Sunshine" and "Kick-Ass".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeVCR1qfMaU
I wouldn't mind hearing more music of that sort used in the series.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   c8   (Member)

If McFarlane is so heavily involved, what about Ron Jones?

The man is MORE than capable of making something like this magnificent.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

If McFarlane is so heavily involved, what about Ron Jones?
The man is MORE than capable of making something like this magnificent.



Excellent idea.
Can you imagine Jones collaborating with Wendy Carlos on it?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 3:00 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

It occurred to me just a little while ago that I would love for Larry Fast to get a crack at it.

While I'm at it, why not David Paich? (Everyone knows he can produce pieces strongly reminiscent of Shostakovich's 11th, and the 11th was used to GREAT effect in the show.)

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 4:39 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (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.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (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?

PBS has no such superpower.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Justin Boggan:
Jan Hammer, no question.


Stefancos:
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.


You've just described Vangelis to a tee, yet I'm sure people would want him for a sequel.

In fact,m you've described David Shire, Dave Grusin, and countless other talents out there, yet here they are -- still composing.

How about we ignore such garbage and simply hire a composer good for the project, huh?

 
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