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Ludwig Goransson talks about John Williams in Vanity Fair

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2 hours ago, Alex said:

I wonder if this will be a traditional, orchestral score, or something more experimental like Black Panther.

 

While it will depend on the direction the production want him to take, I think it's just so nice to know that we have a composer who's talented and skilled enough that can do both.

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Surprised he got the gig without really even meeting Williams. I wonder if Williams will listen to his music as part of the scoring process? Presumably it'll be an LA record. 

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Really excited for Goransson to score The Mandalorian, and hopefully some other projects in the next years. I enjoyed his Black Panther score and Creed soundtracks. Black Panther had a great theme, very good pungent brass, that gives hope for what he'll do given an opportunity such as Star Wars.

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As the article/interview and others last year point out, it was well researched, with a handful of culturally interesting rhythms, instruments, performers.  I think it was pretty effective as a score, and a high-point for the MCU, at any rate.  I think I ranked it my #2 score of last year. 

 

Not particularly experimental, though.

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Yes it was very effective in the film, and the fact it used African performers, instruments, and rhythms is neat.  But that doesn't make it experimental, really the exact opposite!

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I think he has potential. I like quite a few of his works so far. Creed has an amazing theme (or 3 for the price of one) and Black Panther is also very good. I think he's a really strong melodist, like Powell, and that in itself makes him a perfect guy for this job. SW needs youthful voices built on strong compositional foundations.

 

Karol

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