Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast

Jeff Russo Interview.

Two-time Grammy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Russo is at the top of his field, scoring varied and compelling music for television, film, and video games. Russo won an Emmy and received two additional nominations for his thrilling and angst-producing score the FX series Fargo, which itself has been honored by the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Two recent shows, The Night Of and Counterpart, as well as the currently airing Legion, are fine examples of this young composer’s stylistic work, and he scored the first season of the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery. In addition to film and television, Russo recently received a BAFTA nomination for Best Music for Annapurna Interactive’s indie video game, What Remains of Edith Finch.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala talks with Russo about his early days with his band Tonic and how he progressed to become one of the hottest composers for film and television.

Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome Back (00:00:55)
“Milton's Tower” from What Remains of Edith Finch (00:06:05)
The Jeff Hello (00:06:18)
Becoming A Composer (00:08:38)
The Launch Point (00:11:30)
Blew My Socks Off (00:13:46)
A Singular Voice (00:16:15)
“Main Title” from The Night Of (00:16:35)
Lush Emotional Feeling (00:20:27)
“Edith’s Theme” from What Remains of Edith Finch (00:23:03)
The Audition for Star Trek: Discovery (00:26:05)
The Theme (00:34:00)
“Main Title” from Star Trek: Discovery (00:37:17)
“Persistence” from Star Trek: Discovery (00:40:00)
“Captain Mudd” from Star Trek: Discovery (00:41:04)
Final Thoughts and Finding Jeff (00:44:26)
“Milton’s Tower” from What Remains of Edith Finch (00:46:26)
Closing (00:48:58)

All tracks composed by J. Russo.

Brandon Shea Mutala

Jeff Russo

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

Direct download: mt-087.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 2:55am MDT

Restarting the music.

In November 2017, Melodic Treks came to an untimely end when Suliban experimentation with temporal mechanics sent ripples throughout the universe that stopped the turntable’s spin. But when associate producer Tony Robinson heard Brandon-Shea Mutala say that episode 85 was the last in the series, he knew something was wrong. From a nearby transporter room, he was able to beam to planet Gateway and engage with the Guardian of Forever to correct the timeline.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, we recount these events as Tony explains to Brandon what went wrong, why the show must go on, and plays a clip from the next episode that has yet to be recorded … or already was.

Intro (00:00:00)
Thank You (00:00:19)
What Did I Just Hear? (00:00:25)
Welcome (00:00:39)
Turbolift (00:0:38)
GOF (00:02:13)
Back to the Future (00:06:42)

Brandon Shea-Mutala

Tony Robinson, Colin Higgins, and the Guardian Of Forever

Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

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

Direct download: mt-086.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35am MDT