The “Comet Night” Orchestral Session | The Music of Harvey Beaks

May 10, 2015 - Selling the absurd notion of a low-flying forest comet required treating those scenes with the utmost respect and sincerity. It’s not just a cartoon; the emotions are as real as can be. I thought back to some of the music that made me feel the gravitas of something ridiculous: like an ugly alien riding in the basket of a flying bicycle in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and how effective John Williams’ score was. The music I wrote needed to convey an initial sense of mystery, uncertainty, hope, and triumph (in that order) and I’m glad we had the warmth of 40 humans performing at once to truly make these moments effective.  -Ego

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