Bear McCreary Interview On On MARVEL and Battlestar Galactica Music At Comic Con Part 1 #SDCC
Bear McCreary and I met with his publicist at the Fox Sports Grill on Friday at Comic Con, and had one of the most personally satisfying talks I have ever done.
His publicist wants you to know this: “McCreary recently collaborated closely with producer J.J. Abrams, scoring the Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot hit film 10 Cloverfield Lane. Time Magazine raved “The movie’s finest feature may be Bear McCreary’s playfully malicious score, a beehive of worried-sounding strings that channels the spirit of Hitchcock fave Bernard Herrmann.” USA Today praised the “fantastic wordless opening set to Bear McCreary’s roiling, glorious score.” McCreary’s incorporation of Blaster Beam, yialli tanbur and other exotic instruments into the gripping thriller drew upon his experience from his first job: scoring the influential and revered Battlestar Galactica. His music for that series was lauded by Variety as “innovative,” “like no other” by NPR, and earned him a coveted spot on Io9.com’s “Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time.” From there, he quickly became one of the medium’s most sought-after talents. He currently scores AMC’s record-shattering global phenomenon The Walking Dead, as well as Joss Whedon and ABC’s hit series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
In recent years, McCreary has become increasingly recognized for his musical innovation. He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme for his theme to David S. Goyer’s epic historical fantasy Da Vinci’s Demons. The theme itself a carefully-constructed palindrome (it sounds the same forwards and backwards), evokes musical homage to Da Vinci’s own writings. McCreary also received Emmy nominations for his work on the pirate drama Black Sails, from executive producer Michael Bay, Outlander, Ronald D. Moore’s smash-hit adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed novels and Human Target. He has twice been awarded “ASCAP Composer of the Year – Television” by his peers.”