Axanar 12: Orchestral Flourishes / by Trek fm

Composing the Music of Axanar with Alexander Bornstein.

The visual and sound design of Axanar is incredible, but without a full musical score the experience of The Four Years War would be quite different. Many great composers have guided the sound of Star Trek over the decades, each bringing their own unique flavor while at the same time maintaining a common, special feel that tells viewers as once that what they are hearing is Trek. With Axanar, that proud history continues with the talents of Alexander Bornstein.

In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by Alex to learn about his musical training, his time working under Bear McCreary, his approach to composing for Prelude to Axanar, the classical and film influences on his music, and his plans for the full Axanar film.

In our news segment we learn about the new warehouse space that may become Axanar Studios, the first design meeting with John Iacovelli, and more discussions on fleshing out the creative team that will bring the rest of the Axanar story to life.

Running Time: 57 minutes 11 seconds


Christopher Jones and Alec Peters


Alexander Bornstein

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao


Checking out a new studio space (2:30)
Updates on creative meetings and new team members (6:02)

Feature: Composing the Music of Axanar with Alexander Bornstein

Discovering Alex (16:31)
Alex’s Star Trek Fandom and Influences (22:17)
The Process of Composing Axanar (25:43)
Classical Inspirations (33:22)
Planning the Sound of the Full Film (38:19)
Closing (45:38)

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