Melodic Treks 96: 100 Voices / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

When the Train Stops.


Clive Emerson (Darren Jacobs) is a young fugitive with a troubled past and bleak future. When the law catches up with him, he's taken into custody by U.S. Marshal Preston Booth (Michael Forest) and begins a long train trip across the American southwest back to prison. Though Booth takes a personal interest in the case when Clive insists upon his innocence, the young man ultimately resigns himself to his sad fate. But little does Clive know that the future waiting for him when the train stops isn't at all what he expects - and neither, for that matter, is Marshal Booth...

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is 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.


Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome to Melodic Treks (00:00:58)
Not What I Was Expecting (00:04:05)
Sarangi (00:06:30)
Incorporating the Sarangi (00:13:00)
A Drummer (00:17:34)
What Does the Sarangi Represent? (00:24:14)
"Don't Call Me Ma'am" (00:26:31)
"Quite a Story" (00:31:50)
Finding Rekha (00:33:53)
Short vs Feature (00:35:32)
Finding Mike and James (00:40:34)
"You Got No Rights" (00:43:41)
Closing (00:47:23)

All music composed by Mike Avenaim Intro and exit music from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country composed by Cliff Eidelman


Brandon Shea Mutala


James Kerwin, Mike Avenaim, and Rekha Sharma


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

Music heard on Melodic Treks is used under license from the Performing Rights Society.