Monday, September 16, 2013

The sound of a Bear

Have you ever tried to think of your favorite TV show without hearing the theme song playing in your head? Have you ever paid much attention to who makes you favorite shows even more memorable with those themes and musical scores?

Bear McCreary is the composer and songwriter who will be scoring Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will premier September 24th on ABC. He also just won an Emmy for his work on Da Vinci’s Demons. Bear made his musical mark on Battlestar Galactica, which I dare you to not hear the score in your head when thinking of the show, and continues his work on zombie apocalypse series you may have heard of called The Walking Dead. His TV credits also include Eureka, Terminator: The Sara Connor Chronicles, Caprica, Defiance, and the upcoming pirate series, Black Sails, which will air on Starz in January of next year.

Bear’s resume isn’t just limited to TV. He has scored a few direct to DVD horror films and made his theatrical film scoring debut with Step Up 3D. He also scored Europa Report, considered one of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi films to be made. He’s also contributed to a few games including SOCOM 4: NAVY SEALs. It’s no surprise that he showed up at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con as a member of a few panels, and in the case of Defiance, making a surprise appearance to ask a question during the Q & A.

It’s a safe bet that you have heard Bear’s work. You will also be hearing his scoring talent in the horror/fantasy larping comedy, Knights of Badassdom (as soon as it gets a release date). Bear is also scoring the movie based on The Angry Video Game Nerd called… Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie.

If it isn’t clear already, Bear McCreary has a passion for sci-fi. He is very talented and also happens to be a nice guy. I know this first hand from running into him twice at conventions. Bear has already been regarded on of the best sci-fi composers of all time and his first Emmy win will likely not be the last award he receives. Bear’s music continues to evolve and we will be hearing it in more places as time goes on.

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