Melodic Treks 98: Minimoog Voyager / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Charles-Henri Avelange Interview.


Running Time: 1 hour 5 minutes 54 seconds
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Composer Charles-Henri Avelange grew up in France, inspired by the sounds of John Williams in the Star Wars films. Williams' music would inspire Avelange to compose themes in his head while playing out fantasy=tical stories in the corridors of the 12th century Knight Templar castle in Southwest France that he lived in for seven years as a youth. With these amazing pillars holding up the imagination of a young boy, what possible journey could lead him to compose a synth version of the theme song to Star Trek: Voyager?

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala interviews composer Charles-Henri Avelange. We 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. We also play for you Avelange's submission to become a compser for Star Trek: Discovery.


Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome to Melodic Treks (00:01:00)
Welcome, Charles-Henri (00:01:17)
12th Century Knight Templar Castle (00:03:33)
Making Music (00:09:28)
The Seatle International Film Festival (00:13:44)
"The Seatle International Film Festival Opening Theme (synth mock up)" (00:17:07)
5 Hours to Score a % Minute Film (00:20:21)
"Main Theme from G-32851" (00:23:41)
Current State of Composing (00:25:20)
Minimoog (00:34:38)
"Main Theme From Star Trek: Voyager" (Minimoog Version) (00:39:28)
Discovering Star Trek (00:41:44)
Applying for the New Show (00:48:35)
"Star Trek: Discovery Main Title Submission" (00:51:50)
Finding Charles-Henri (00:53:58)
"Commandment of Valor" (00:56:05)
Closing (01:01:54)

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


Brandon Shea Mutala


Charles-Henri Avelange


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)

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