3 hr 35 min

Solo 24: Better Call Maul (Minutes 116-120 with The Band Batch‪)‬ Star Wars Music Minute

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Maul's entire sound situation in minutes 116-120 of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY is absolute wildness. James Waterman and Justin Scheid (from The Band Batch) are here with Xanthe to discuss!
Discussion Guide:
00:00 - Hello there! 01:31 - Our extremely cute matching outfits. 08:04 - Analog sword fighting. 11:00 - Space pirate polyrhythms + a tangent about notating polyrhythms. 20:26 - Cool accents on beat 2 during the heroic end of the fight. 24:04 - Is Han's theme almost "the lick?" 26:09 - Powell's blend of classic + modern elements, cinematic toms, electronic drums 32:59 - Clap for James's joke. 35:04 - Beginning of Qi'ra and Han's romantic (?) scene. 37:39 - How do Justin and James feel about the "Secrets" theme. 43:56 - Han & Qi'ra's wistful piano theme = a unique moment for a Star Wars score. 53:08 - Giant interval leaps associated with yearning, longing, romance. 58:40 - The weirdest line: "Smile." 1:01:54 - Qi'ra's motivations. 1:08:44 - Darth Maul. 1:16:00 - Time warp. 1:26:30 - Maul's position in the sound mix, microphone technique, speakers, and why does he sound like that? 😩 1:53:23 - Duel of the Fates. 2:03:58 - The original key of Duel of the Fates is maintained here. Does that matter? 2:25:35 - Beckett and Han scene begins. Difference between soundtrack version and film version of score. 2:46:15 - Rundown of musical stats (should the Rebel Fanfare count or no?) with a brief introduction to what Frank Lehman calls "associative progressions." 2:50:42 - Answering listener questions (from Alex C.) about our own experiences composing for film. 3:05:59 - Will there always be a place for "conventional" and/or orchestral film scores? 3:20:35 - SWMM Questionnaire Things Referenced:
Polyrhythm = the simultaneous use of two or more rhythms that are not readily perceived as deriving from one another - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyrhythm the lick on 91 instruments (InstrumentManiac): https://youtu.be/i_7bLbrbz-k Jebel Banat Trailer (film by Sharine Atif, music by James Waterman) - https://vimeo.com/256081152 Vamonos (short film by Marvin Lemus, music by Chrysanthe Tan) - https://www.pbs.org/video/pbs-indies-vamanos/ Mono (film by Sangam Sharma, collaboratively scored by Chrysanthe Tan and 5 other musicians). Xanthe composed "Still," "A Darkroom," and "Void" (from 35:00-48:17) - https://vimeo.com/149306826 ANH 24: Happy Glockenspiel (with The Band Batch) (Minutes 116-120) - https://youtu.be/YR27lFOLgEk Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars (by Frank Lehman): https://franklehman.com/starwars/. Musical Themes:
1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW) 2. Rebel Fanfare 4. Han & Q'ira 3. Secrets 6a. Imperials (Motif) - maybe? 26b. Duel of the Fates (Chant) 26a. Duel of the Fates (Theme) 5. The Gang Where are we in the soundtrack(s)?:
"Dryden's Long, Long Fight (6M41-42)" "Testing Allegiance" "Maul's Call / Parting Ways (7M43-44-45)" STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:
1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?
Justin: (Previous answer: pew pew pew) James: Bum bum bum (Previous answer: The Band Batch) 2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about?
Justin: How all the foley is done. (Same answer as previous) James: What the sound on set is like. (Previous answer: What is John Williams's writing process like?) 3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything Star Wars?
Justin: Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon/Michael Stein and War of the Worlds by John Williams. (Previous answer: The Village by James Newton Howard) James: Untitled by David Lang (Previous answer: Hereditary by Colin Stetson) ----
Guests: Justin Scheid and James Waterman from The Band Batch.
James Waterman:
Bandcamp: https://jerichojericho.bandcamp.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jameswaterman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameswatermanmusic Website: https://www.jameswatermanmusic.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2GI8X12qG1ud

Maul's entire sound situation in minutes 116-120 of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY is absolute wildness. James Waterman and Justin Scheid (from The Band Batch) are here with Xanthe to discuss!
Discussion Guide:
00:00 - Hello there! 01:31 - Our extremely cute matching outfits. 08:04 - Analog sword fighting. 11:00 - Space pirate polyrhythms + a tangent about notating polyrhythms. 20:26 - Cool accents on beat 2 during the heroic end of the fight. 24:04 - Is Han's theme almost "the lick?" 26:09 - Powell's blend of classic + modern elements, cinematic toms, electronic drums 32:59 - Clap for James's joke. 35:04 - Beginning of Qi'ra and Han's romantic (?) scene. 37:39 - How do Justin and James feel about the "Secrets" theme. 43:56 - Han & Qi'ra's wistful piano theme = a unique moment for a Star Wars score. 53:08 - Giant interval leaps associated with yearning, longing, romance. 58:40 - The weirdest line: "Smile." 1:01:54 - Qi'ra's motivations. 1:08:44 - Darth Maul. 1:16:00 - Time warp. 1:26:30 - Maul's position in the sound mix, microphone technique, speakers, and why does he sound like that? 😩 1:53:23 - Duel of the Fates. 2:03:58 - The original key of Duel of the Fates is maintained here. Does that matter? 2:25:35 - Beckett and Han scene begins. Difference between soundtrack version and film version of score. 2:46:15 - Rundown of musical stats (should the Rebel Fanfare count or no?) with a brief introduction to what Frank Lehman calls "associative progressions." 2:50:42 - Answering listener questions (from Alex C.) about our own experiences composing for film. 3:05:59 - Will there always be a place for "conventional" and/or orchestral film scores? 3:20:35 - SWMM Questionnaire Things Referenced:
Polyrhythm = the simultaneous use of two or more rhythms that are not readily perceived as deriving from one another - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyrhythm the lick on 91 instruments (InstrumentManiac): https://youtu.be/i_7bLbrbz-k Jebel Banat Trailer (film by Sharine Atif, music by James Waterman) - https://vimeo.com/256081152 Vamonos (short film by Marvin Lemus, music by Chrysanthe Tan) - https://www.pbs.org/video/pbs-indies-vamanos/ Mono (film by Sangam Sharma, collaboratively scored by Chrysanthe Tan and 5 other musicians). Xanthe composed "Still," "A Darkroom," and "Void" (from 35:00-48:17) - https://vimeo.com/149306826 ANH 24: Happy Glockenspiel (with The Band Batch) (Minutes 116-120) - https://youtu.be/YR27lFOLgEk Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars (by Frank Lehman): https://franklehman.com/starwars/. Musical Themes:
1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW) 2. Rebel Fanfare 4. Han & Q'ira 3. Secrets 6a. Imperials (Motif) - maybe? 26b. Duel of the Fates (Chant) 26a. Duel of the Fates (Theme) 5. The Gang Where are we in the soundtrack(s)?:
"Dryden's Long, Long Fight (6M41-42)" "Testing Allegiance" "Maul's Call / Parting Ways (7M43-44-45)" STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:
1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?
Justin: (Previous answer: pew pew pew) James: Bum bum bum (Previous answer: The Band Batch) 2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about?
Justin: How all the foley is done. (Same answer as previous) James: What the sound on set is like. (Previous answer: What is John Williams's writing process like?) 3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything Star Wars?
Justin: Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon/Michael Stein and War of the Worlds by John Williams. (Previous answer: The Village by James Newton Howard) James: Untitled by David Lang (Previous answer: Hereditary by Colin Stetson) ----
Guests: Justin Scheid and James Waterman from The Band Batch.
James Waterman:
Bandcamp: https://jerichojericho.bandcamp.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jameswaterman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameswatermanmusic Website: https://www.jameswatermanmusic.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2GI8X12qG1ud

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