Buffalo Composer Featured on NPR's Morning Edition for Sci-Fi Theme Music

Buffalo Composer Featured on NPR's Morning Edition for Sci-Fi Theme Music

So very excited to have my sci-fi version of the Morning Edition Theme Featured today at NPR! :) The NPR Morning Edition team offered a musical challenge: rewrite the Morning Edition Theme. For fun, I decided to go all spacy and crazy with it! Check it out! 

LISTEN TO MORNING EDITION NOW:


http://www.npr.org/2016/05/18/478488972/-morning-edition-sci-fi-theme-is-out-of-this-world

The Composer's Wacky Spacy Inspiration
I imagined what would happen if the entire Morning Edition Staff found themselves stranded on the planet Mars in a retro-1980s parallel universe, complete with cheesy bedazzled astronaut suits and neon lights, surrounded by Dalek-inspired cyborgs. I plucked out he main theme on the keys and added in some dissonance and bent pitches to fit the bizarre spacyness of the track playing in my head. I added in the requisite synthesizers, a slight beat, and droid-esque sound effects. To wrap it in a bow, I took the original theme, reverse it, added effects and ended the entire track with the first few notes of the theme, as if it was some sort of sonic portal to present emitting from the trapped Morning Edition Martian Staff. Maybe it's their only way to escape this topsy-turvy universe, and they are attempting to contact us. Or maybe those final notes are the last signal ever emitted from a radio show in a galaxy far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far, away.


Listen to the full Piece on Soundcloud.

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