Melodic Treks 101: Jaunty and Postive by Brandon-Shea Mutala

"Desert Crossing" With Jim Moorhouse.  We are joined by Jim Moorhouse of the Trek Ranks podcast to discuss the score to the episode "Desert Crossing" from the first season of Enterprise. We talk about composer Velton Ray Bunch, how the music fits the episode, the tone of the score, and choosing this score as the theme for Moorehouse's podcast.

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Melodic Treks 99: Isn't That What the Second Season of Discovery is Called? by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Five Favorites with Zach Moore. We talk about Zach's five favorite tracks from the score to Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, composed by James Horner. We also discuss why this is his favorite Trek film, and, as always, we have a few tangents along the way.

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Melodic Treks 98: Minimoog Voyager by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Charles-Henri Avelange Interview. We interview composer Charles-Henri Avelange and discuss growing up in a castle, writing a score in five hours, composing theme songs, the status of film scoring, his passion project of creating the Star trek: Voyager theme song on the now discontinued minimoog voyager synthesizer.

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Melodic Treks 97: Harlem Renaissance by Brandon-Shea Mutala

The Musical Era of "Far Beyond the Stars." We are joined by Andy Farber to discuss the music of the early 1950's, which was the era of the acclaimed Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Far Beyond the Stars." We talk about different styles of music, artists that Benny Russel name drops in the episode, the charts, source music, and the score.

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Melodic Treks 96: 100 Voices by Brandon-Shea Mutala

When the Train Stops. We are joined by James Kerwin, Mike Avenaim, and Rekha Sharma to discuss the score to the short film When the Train Stops. They talk about the sarangi, what they feel this instrument represents, recording sessions, teachers and father figures, and some of the challenges in  distribution of a short film.

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Melodic Treks 94: Do I Have the Job? by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Cliff Eidelman Interview.  We are joined by Cliff Eidelman to discuss his career as a composer. We talk about his new works that were inspired by art, working with the Londonand Munich Symphony Orchestras, his vocal album, and getting the job as the composer for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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Melodic Treks 93: Sound Always Dominates Pictures by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Nicholas Meyer Interview. We are joined by Nicholas Meyer, writer and director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, to talk about film composing from a director's perspective. We talk about temp scores, favorite scores, Bernard Herrmann, and we also discuss his friendship with James Horner.

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