Melodic Treks 30: Kraft Theatre Presents / by Trek fm

The Music of Star Trek Horizon.

Running Time: 42 minutes 11 seconds
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Tommy Kraft has labored for three long years as the main creative force behind the film Star Trek Horizon. Now the release date has finally arrived, and Tommy has a lot to say about the rigors of being a one-man-band filmmaker … and composer.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Tommy to discuss the score to his film, which he also composed. Dennis Castello, host of Continuing Mission, also joins in this second installment of our two-part interview as we discuss Tommy's schooling, Bear McCreary's influence, how the score is more calm and toned down than we've heard before, Tommy's comping methods, and more.

Listen to part one of the interview on Continuing Mission 28.


"Remembering Who We Are" (composed by T. Kraft) (00:01:33)
Meeting Tommy (00:04:31)
Schooling (00:05:15)
A Bear's Influence (00:05:55)
A Calmer Score (00:08:43)
Counterpoint or Underscore? (00:10:24)
A Score Should Also Stand on Its Own (00:13:23)
There's Something About Film Scoring (00:15:54)
How Do You Like to Compose? (00:16:18)
Some of Tommy's Favorites (00:18:22)
How Long Does it Take to Settle on an Idea? (00:19:58)
"The World Gate" (composed by T. Kraft) (00:24:12)
"Learning From the Past" (composed by T. Kraft) (00:33:59)


Brandon-Shea Mutala


Tommy Kraft and Dennis Castello


Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)