Tuesday, February 28, 2017

1m2 Themes of the Lost Ark

This week on the podcast, we continue our discussion of the soundtrack to "Raiders of the Lost Ark." The next step on our journey is an examination of the many interesting themes of the film. From the highly religious and ominous "Ark Theme" to the suggestive and romantic theme for Marion, today's episode covers the wide variety of melodies and leitmotifs in this treasure trove of a score!                                                                                                            

 Raiders of the Lost Ark  - John Williams - Paramount Pictures - 1981 (Steven Spielberg, dir.)
-Washington Ending
-The Map Room: Dawn
-A Thought For Marion
-To Nepal
-The Miracle of the Ark
-Washington Men / Indy's Home
-Marion's Theme / The Crate
-Flight to Cairo
-The Basket Game
-The Medallion
-The Fist Fight / The Flying Wing
-Ride to the Nazi Hideout
-Reunion in the Tent / Searching for the Well
-The German Sub
-The Idol Cave
-Dessert Chase
-Flight From Peru
-The Well of Souls
-In the Jungle
For score reductions, additional links and more,
the discussion continues at: www.underscorepodcast.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Score study:
"The Raiders March" Condensed Score excerpt

John Williams Themes, Part 4 of 6: The Raiders March (Indiana Jones’ Theme) - by Mark Richards

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - IMDB


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

1m1 The Raiders March

In the exciting premiere episode of UnderScore, we meet our two hosts and dive head first into John Williams' beloved soundtrack to "Raiders of the Lost Ark." To start our adventure we devote an entire episode to the iconic theme for the character of Indiana Jones, "The Raiders March." 

Raiders of the Lost Ark - "The Raiders March" - John Williams - Paramount Pictures - 1981 (Steven Spielberg, dir.)

For score reductions, additional links and more,
the discussion continues at: www.underscorepodcast.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What if STRANGER THINGS were scored as an 80s orchestral adventure?

A brief reimagined underscore · original music composed by Marty Brueggemann

I couldn't resist stepping into the world of Stranger Things with an imagined mandate: compose this sequence in the spirit of an 80s orchestral adventure score. [Read the complete Youtube description for more background on the project]

What do you think? Let us know in the comments. Fans of the original score by Dixon and Stein? (so are we) What differences do you observe in the 2 treatments of the scene?

This is the first video for the UnderScore YouTube channel - feel free to like, share, and subscribe.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Introducing UnderScore!

Greetings! We're composer/orchestrator brothers Marty & Will Brueggemann and are excited to announce a brand new podcast on film music - UnderScore.
Our show will take a unique non-uniform structure to explore classics of the genre, one film at a time.

UnderScore will be a weekly podcast, with each month of episodes showcasing a different film. The individual episodes will take unique perspectives on a score by examining themes and motives, historical context, behind the scenes stories, cultural relevance, film spotting, cue lists and more. Every podcast month will culminate in a feature-length audio commentary where we'll take all that we've learned into the context of the complete film.

UnderScore will be a cross-platform experience; look to our blog for ongoing supplements to episodes, additional deep-dive conversations, score/theory excerpts and the latest in film music news. Brought to you by the marcato brothers network, home of the Super Marcato Bros. Videogame Music Podcast.

Coming soon - each and every tuesday! UnderScore premieres February 21st