Bear’s Blog


The Lord of the Rings: Episode 105

In this series of blogs, I explore the musical details of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. For a comprehensive introduction to my approach and my creative experience, start with my introductory four-part “Appendices:” Part 1 “Journey to Middle-earth,” Part 2 “Themes of Middle-earth,” Part 3 “Forming a Fellowship,” and Part 4 “There and Back Again.” I also blogged about scoring episodes 101, 102, 103, and 104.


The fifth episode of The Rings of Power, “Partings,” is the first to cover events in all the series’ major story arcs. As a result, this massive episode not only required I thread together quotations of every theme I’d written thus far, but also necessitated one final new one, and produce a heartfelt vocal song, as well.


We Have a Ghost

We Have a Ghost, featuring my latest score, recently debuted on Netflix as the number one film on the platform. The movie tells story of a teenage boy named Kevin who befriends a ghost named Ernest, before they become social media sensations and targets of the CIA. After Happy Death Day, Happy Death Day 2U, and Freaky, We Have a Ghost marks my fourth collaboration with writer / direction Christopher Landon.

With each of his films, Landon discovered uniquely personal ways to combine horror, comedy, and emotion. I was fortunate to sit down with Landon to discuss his approach to filmmaking, his influences, and how he uses music to help craft his unique genre-blending cinematic style.