Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast (Michael Giacchino)

Star Trek Beyond at the Albert Hall. 

Over the past several years, film scoring has started to become more mainstream and has become more of a noticeable part of a movie due to documentaries and specialty labels placing emphasis on this often overlooked art. Another special event that has occurred in some major centers is a live orchestra performing the score to a film while it is being projected to an audience.


In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Tony Robinson, host of Continuing Mission, to discuss the showing of the film Star Trek Beyond at the Royal Albert Hall, with the score provided by a live symphony.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome to Melodic Treks! (00:01:40) 
Recent Visit to the Hall (00:02:35) 
"Star Trek Main Theme" (00:03:57) 
"Night on the Yorktown" (00:12:55)
Final Thoughts (00:27:15) 
Closing (00:31:53)

All music used in this episode from Star Trek Beyond composed by Michael Giacchino.
Opening and closing music from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country composed by Cliff Eidelman.
 
Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Guest
Tony Robinson
 
Production
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Stephen Boyd (Associate Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: mt-090.mp3
Category:Michael Giacchino -- posted at: 10:07pm MST

62: The Voice of the New Universe

Michael Giacchino and Star Trek.

Michael Giacchino was born on October 10th, 1967 in Riverside Township, New Jersey. At the young age of 10, he began exploring music and film by creating stop-motion animation movies and putting music to the images that he created. A high school art teacher that mentored and encouraged Giacchino recommended that he attend the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Giacchino's first compositions were in the 16-bit universe with games for Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo including the Sega Genesis game Gargoyles , the SNES game Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow and the various console versions of The Lion King. His first big break came when he was given the opportunity to score the Dreamworks video game adaptation of the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic Park. This was the first Play Station game to have a live orchestral score.

In this episode on Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Lee Hutchison, co-host of Earl Grey, to discuss Giacchino's early work in video games, television and film as well as the first score for the 2009 Kelvin Timeline film, Star Trek.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Contests (00:01:24) 
Reviews (00:03:28) 
"Star Trek" (from the movie Star Trek) (00:06:51) 
The Kelvin Timeline Composer (00:07:44) 
"Primordial Forest" (from the video game The Lost World: Jurassic Park) (00:12:32) 
"Into the Trees" (from the video game The Lost World: Jurassic Park) (00:13:52) 
"Medal of Honor" (from the video game Medal of Honor) (00:18:53) 
"Panzer Attack" (from the video game Medal of Honor) (00:20:18) 
"The Streets of Paris" (from the video game Medal of Honor: Underground) (00:26:12) 
"The Motorcycle Attack" (from the video game Medal of Honor: Underground) (00:27:51) 
"Red Hair is Better" (from the television show Alias) (00:31:22) 
"Bandweiler" (from the television show Alias) (00:32:52) 
"End Credits" (from movie The Incredibles) (00:39:33) 
"Oceanic 815" (from the television show Lost) (00:43:27) 
"Life and Death" (from the television show Lost) (00:44:57) 
"Zauara" (from the video game Secret Weapons Over Normandy) (00:53:10) 
"Midway" (from the video game Secret Weapons Over Normandy) (00:55:13)
"The Family Stone Suite" (from the movie The Family Stone) (01:00:34) 
"Narada Boom" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:06:57) 
"Labour of Love" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:13:42) 
"Main Title" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:22:08) 
"Jehosafats" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:26:23) 
"Spock Goes Spelunking" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:29:26) 
"An Endangered Species" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:33:04) 
"Nero Death Experience" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:37:23) 
"Black Holes Have a Lot of Pull" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:47:01) 
"End Credits" (from the movie Star Trek) (01:50:49) 

All music composed by M. Giacchino

Host
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest
Lee Hutchicon

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art Creator)

Direct download: mt-062.mp3
Category:Michael Giacchino -- posted at: 7:13am MST

13: Darkness In the Hall

The Royal Albert Hall Concerts.

Recently two concerts took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London England in which Michael Giacchino led performances of his scores from Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness. Each film received its own night, and the consecutive concerts both sold out. In this episode of Melodic Treks we talk to two people who were there: Jon Taylor and Laura Fawcett. They tell us about the concert, the mood of the event, and the surprise guests. They also talk to us about the music they like from the two films and highlight some of the wonderful aspects of hearing this live.

Direct download: MT-013.mp3
Category:Michael Giacchino -- posted at: 2:00am MST

10: Composing Into Darkness

Michael Giacchino.

One of the most delightful part of the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek has been the music. Michael Giacchino has continued the franchise's rich tradition of beautiful scores and has joined the Alexander Courage, Gerald Fried, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, and Ron Jones as one of the great voices behind the visuals. In this episode of Melodic Treks we delve into the man behind the sound of the Abramsverse, his education, inspiration, and early work in video games. Plus, we learn how he came to the attention of J.J.

Direct download: mt-010.mp3
Category:Michael Giacchino -- posted at: 1:54am MST

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