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 Posted:   Dec 6, 2012 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Sorry if this has already been discussed, but search yielded nothing.

It turns there's a new Starz! series coming. Given its provenance and the talent behind it, I have no doubt that it will be delicious schlock. But the most exciting thing about the project, to me, is that McCreary is composing the music: "I've been a fan of Bear's since hearing his score for Battlestar Galactica, which was inspired and unexpected. We wanted something similarly grand, but unconventional for Da Vinci’s Demons." -- Creator/writer David S. Goyer (http://tv-tastic.com/2012/11/28/the-walking-dead-battlestar-galactica-composer-bear-mccreary-to-score-starz-da-vincis-demons/)

More about the show: http://www.starz.com/originals/davincisdemons

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2013 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

From Bear's facebook: "Hey guys, check out the newest trailer for "Da Vinci's Demons." Expect a sweeping, orchestral score laced with character themes. smile This one's going to be fun!"

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2013 - 3:43 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/04/05/bear-mccreary-on-composing-da-vincis-demons/


"Having never done a period piece before [...], McCreary dug through old music books and worked with a music historian to integrate an “unprecedented level of detail” in his work.

In particular, he found ways to both highlight and blend the sound of authentic 15th century instruments, like the viola de gamba, and musical cues with his own ideas. For the theme that plays when a Medici family member appears onscreen, for example, McCreary worked in a historically accurate six-note sequence that was written by the infamous family’s court composer.

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McCreary also took an inventive approach to creating the main theme for the character of da Vinci. Inspired by the fact that the artist would write backwards and forwards, McCreary composed his protagonist’s theme so that it could literally be played backwards and forwards. The difference between the two versions, he says, is that when played forward, the theme is “very inspiring.”

“You’ll hear [the forwards version] when da Vinci is getting his ideas,” says McCreary. “The backwards idea, because it changes the order of the music, feels very dark and conflicted.”"

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2013 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Bishop   (Member)

Sounds very exciting!

Unfortunately I cannot check out the YouTube-trailer due to licensing restrictions.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Title theme preview: http://www.amazon.com/Vincis-Demons-Main-Title-Theme/dp/B00CBEPA3U/

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Me like. Sounds very McCreary-esque.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Yup, there's definitely no mistaking the composer. You can watch the entire pilot on Youtube (legally) here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w_mXL0ZOUI

I assume that it's been edited for content in this format.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Yup, there's definitely no mistaking the composer. You can watch the entire pilot on Youtube (legally) here:


Thanks for the pointer, sadly doesn't work in Germany.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

Sheesh, where would that title music be without GAME OF THRONES?

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 10:32 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

yeah i'm not blown away with this one. maybe since defiance is still so fresh and kickass. still even with a lackluster main title, there is still plenty of opportunity for different and great music in a tv show. here's hoping.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Anyone watch the first episode? I don't have TV so wasn't able to catch it (wasn't interested in watching it on YouTube!), but can't wait to hear the music. It's been renewed for Season 2 already, so here's hoping McCreary has ample opportunity to shine.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Digital album release, samples here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/da-vincis-demons-original/id652907681



From his Facebook: "Today is the day! My full soundtrack for "Da Vinci's Demons" is now available on iTunes, Spotify and other digital retailers, thanks to the hard work of everyone at Sparks & Shadows. I've always wanted to be able to turn an album around fast enough for you to hear it while new episodes are still airing and I'm thrilled to say that S&S pulled it off."

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Sounds very exciting!

Unfortunately I cannot check out the YouTube-trailer due to licensing restrictions.


Androids are not allowed to acces Youtube?

That's scary stuff!

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

For those interested it runs 90.5 minutes, so plenty of music on there.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

For those interested it runs 90.5 minutes, so plenty of music on there.

That's great! I'm waiting for the CD - Bear made it clear in his Sparks & Shadows press release that he knows fans enjoy the physical CDs and he'd continue releasing his scores that way as well.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Indeed. Great to see it released and so quickly, but will wait for the CD or the lossless digital download if one should be forthcoming.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   musicpaladin2007   (Member)

For those interested it runs 90.5 minutes, so plenty of music on there.

That's great! I'm waiting for the CD - Bear made it clear in his Sparks & Shadows press release that he knows fans enjoy the physical CDs and he'd continue releasing his scores that way as well.


He has also stated his preference for CD (and even Vinyl) medium for quality reasons, but it seems he has embraced the digital release medium as a business decision because that's where everything is going. It also makes sense to leverage considering the whole reason he started his own label - he wanted to be able to get his material out in a timely fashion. His BSG CD's would be released anywhere from 4 to 9 months after a project would wrap (and some of his other projects after a year... or two... or three in the case of Caprica).

This on the other hand is allowing him to release the score to the 1st season of DaVinci's Demons before the final episode of the season has even aired.... that is the business model he is going for. I wouldn't be surprised if he experiments with releasing tracks piecemeal as the season progresses and then the full album as a full set when the season finishes. He sort of did that in this case - released the main title a couple months ago as a single & the first track of the album, and now is following with the rest.

The studios & boutique labels are going to have to eventually embrace the digital release paradigm because as the collection of unreleased scores grows smaller, the potential for expanding or even maintaining the revenue stream will as well, unless they start making these available digitally (which I know will require additional legal negotiation work as most releases did not get rights for digital release).

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Damn, that was quick. Listened to the samples and they sound great. He also posted a three-minute video of one of the climatic cues on Facebook (which sounds amazing). I love how he's releasing music for a show that hasn't even completed its run yet.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   jigawatts   (Member)

Just FYI regarding the CD release, Bear posted on Facebook that the CD release would be late summer or sometime in the Fall.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Listening on Spotify right now, I won't buy off iTunes / Amazon till its clarified whether it will be available in FLAC or ALAC formats later (or if I must, wait for the CD).

 
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