Sunday Soundtracking is a weekly look at what I’m listening to from the film, television, and video game score world. It’s my effort to keep myself well educated in my craft, explore things that are new, and re-explore some favorites. There is more than a lifetime of score work for me to investigate. Here’s to making a dent in the list!
In recent years I have succumbed, almost entirely, to the new way of watching television: power watching. I consider Netflix to be one of the Internet’s greatest accomplishments. In most cases I wait long after shows have aired and digest full seasons in a matter of
weeks days. Lost has been my recent journey, and before I go back and watch it again (to try and understand what on earth was going on), or fall to far down the rabbit hole of my Mad Men obsession, I’m taking a stab at studying the score while it’s fresh on my mind.
Michael Giacchino’s work on Lost is some of the most unique music on television. I choose that word carefully because within this show’s music there is the wonderfully unique and the “oh… that was unique…” As a composer I can enthusiastically say exploring this show was a learning experience. Giacchino continues to be an influence for me, and even when I disagree with his creative decisions I still have a large amount of respect for him. (For further clarification see the first 15 minutes of Up.)