70 Minutes of Sci-Fi Rock and Orchestral Music
With Special Guests: Dweezil Zappa, Virgil Donati (Allan Holdsworth, Planet X), Thomas Lang (Paul Gilbert), Travis Orbin (Darkest Hour, Periphery), Morgan Ågren (Devin Townsend, Fredrik Thordendal, Zappa’s Universe), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani), Dave Elitch (Mars Volta, Miley Cyrus), Mark Borchardt (American Movie, Coven), Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats), Dale Turner (Mannerisms Magnified), Paul Cartwright (Battlestar Galactica), Phi Yaan-Zek (Abigail’s Place)
Carl King: Music Composer For Film & TV
I have always been a fan of science fiction / fantasy / superhero films. As you can hear from the samples above, I prefer the sound of traditional orchestral sounds in film scores, rather than modern ambient screeching and panic-attack-inducing atmospheric noise so popular these days.
My film scoring influences are not unusual. Obviously: John Williams. It would be impossible for a kid like me from the original Star Wars generation to not think of him as the greatest. His heroic, military march themes are “all-time” as Zeke Piestrup says. Second: Danny Elfman — the darker, cartoonish influence of scores like Planet of the Apes and Mars Attacks. Then comes equal parts Fred Steiner (Star Trek The Original Series) and Bernard Herrmann (Twilight Zone), with their clouds of dissonant woodwinds, muted brass, and zany percussion in TV shows I watched as reruns growing up. Outside of film music, my years as a prog metal musician were shaped by musicians like Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, and Mr. Bungle. Classical composers that excite me include Prokofiev, Bartok, Ravel, Liszt, and yes, Stravinsky.
I am completing my Master Certificate in Composing And Orchestrating For Film and TV through Berklee College of Music, and studied Composition at State College of Florida.
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