Tonight and tomorrow are the two-night premiere of Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the newest series to showcase my original score. I’m not going to spoil any plot points here, but just give a quick introduction to the music of the series.
I got involved with Sarah last summer. I was still deep in the throes of finishing Eureka, and preparing to dive into Battlestar Galactica: Razor. But, when I got the call that the producers wanted to meet with me, I leapt at the opportunity to get involved.
The films of James Cameron are one of the principal reasons I got into the film music business in the first place. I had always adored movies and music, but seeing Terminator, Aliens, Terminator 2 and The Abyss in my formative years turned a daydream into a burning desire. When I was 9 years old, my mom got me a Yamaha PSR keyboard (which I still have in my closet to this day) and when I figured out how to work the sequencer, the first thing I programmed in… was the Terminator theme.