14 May 2020 Slowly Emerging From The World of Jada Pinkett Smith’s “HawthoRNe”
Original Post 6/22/2010
Yes, I’ve been very quiet since my last post in February, quietly making noise, that is. I tried to squeeze in more record releases, before heading deep into scoring for TV once again… but those dubstep and dnb releases will now be coming in in the future.
Thanks to showunner Glen Mazzara, in another part of the sonic forest, I’ve spent months creating a new musical direction for the second season of HawthoRNe, which premieres on TNT tomorrow night. The show is centered around a strong, passionate female lead, Christina Hawthorne, played by Executive Producer, Jada Pinkett Smith. Scoring this show feels especially good, with female driven projects being all too rare in the larger TV landscape.
I’ve been asked on numerous occasions to explain the actual process of composing for film & TV, so I’ll be posting some in depth details of my experience scoring HawthoRNe and how Glen Mazzara helped me tap into the essence of this season, right from the get go.
In the meantime, I’d like to send a shout out to the entire cast, who I have spent practically all of my time with… at least virtually on my screen, since February… and a shout out to all the season’s guests including Robert Wisdom, Octavia Spencer, Robin Weigert, Kevin Chapman, Debi Mazar and Marc Anthony.