Category: Da Vinci’s Demons

Da Vinci’s Demons: The Serpent

One of the great joys of scoring “Da Vinci’s Demons” is that it allows me to collaborate with some of my favorite musicians.  This week’s video blog introduces you to four who are essential to my score, The Calder Quartet:

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SERPENTINE SPOILERS BEYOND: If you missed my blog entry for the first episode of this remarkable series, catch up on it here.  The second episode of “Da Vinci’s Demons,” “The Serpent,” begins with Da Vinci having a conversation with the Jew who was hanged in the first episode in what turns out to be a dream sequence.  The score begins with the same, dreamy ambient tones as began the first episode, with a subtle thematic reference to the Sons of Mithras Theme:

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Da Vinci’s Demons: The Hanged Man

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dd2This month, my sweeping score for “Da Vinci’s Demons” is finally unleashed upon the world, with the premiere of the series on STARZ in the United States, and the international premieres following this week. Dive right in to my epic score with the Main Title track, which is already available as a digital single from iTunes and Amazon, courtesy of my new label Sparks & Shadows. For an introduction to my work on this series, check out tonight’s spoiler-free videoblog, where I discuss my themes, instrumentation and inspiration:

“Da Vinci’s Demons” is the brainchild of writer / producer David S. Goyer, known for writing some of the most important scripts in the cinematic superhero genre.  The series is a fantastic re-telling of the young life of Leonardo Da Vinci, one of history’s most intriguing figures.  Abolishing our image of Leonardo as a wisened, wrinkled old sage, the show depicts his youth as a dashing, arrogant adventurer.  Caught between the warring nation-states of Florence and Rome, Da Vinci is swept up in a quest for the promise of ancient knowledge. (more…)

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