Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg, reprising his role from “The Avengers” and “Iron Man” ) heads an elite team of fellow agents with the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as SHIELD (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division), as they investigate strange occurrences around the globe. Its members — each of whom brings a specialty to the group — work with Coulson to protect those who cannot protect themselves from extraordinary and inconceivable threats, including a formidable group known as Hydra.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Saying Goodbye
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Saying Goodbye
19 August 2020
Saying goodbye is always bittersweet. With this week’s broadcast of the series finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., my seven-year journey on the show comes to a close. To commemorate this milestone, I produced a video blog that paints what I hope is an emotional picture of what it felt like to be in the room during the weekly orchestra sessions for this beloved show....
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Maveth
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Maveth
09 December 2015
Last night, the epic mid-season finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. broadcast, featuring shocking narrative twists. The episode concluded with a beautiful extended sequence that clearly required a special piece of music, one I called “Crossing into Darkness.” Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at me conducting the mammoth 90-piece orchestra during...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 3 Begins
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 3 Begins
28 September 2015
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. blasts back to the airwaves tonight! In Season Three, S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to build upon its roster of fascinating characters and satisfying storylines, to be one of the most richly-layered series around. In many ways, the series has reinvented itself this season, pushing the edges of its superheroic and science fiction genre boundaries,...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 2 Begins
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 2 Begins
24 September 2014
 Tonight, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for a second season, and with it, my orchestral score blasts back into your speakers. I had an incredible experience scoring the first season, because I got to work with insightful producers and brilliant musicians, to create a score that was both retro cool and edgy. If you missed my video blogs last time around, I think “Looking...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Looking Back at Season 1
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Looking Back at Season 1
16 May 2014
The first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has finally come to a conclusion, wrapping up what has been the most ambitious season of television I have ever been involved in. The sheer scope of this project was daunting: to score 22 episodes in 22 unique orchestral sessions, with orchestras ranging from 55 to 95 players, at the best sound stages in Los Angeles,...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Cellist
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Cellist
23 April 2014
In last night’s new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson must defend his former flame from a super-powered stalker. As we have known for a while, he used to date a cellist. At last we get to meet her and hear her play! In my new video blog, go behind-the-scenes to the recording session where we recorded the virtuosic cello solo for this uniquely musically-themed...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Turn, Turn, Turn
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Turn, Turn, Turn
09 April 2014
(artwork by Mike Del Mundo) Last night’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. directly ties in with the storyline of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, allowing our series to connect with the Marvel cinematic universe more closely than ever before. All the clues and hints that have been dropped throughout our first season pay off as we finally reveal the identity of...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Well
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Well
19 November 2013
While every episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has made reference to the Marvel cinematic universe, tonight’s “The Well” is the first to directly pick up directly after the events of one of the theatrical films. In the episode, the team must stop a rogue group of anarchists who have discovered ancient Asgardian artifacts that give their holder...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Hub
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Hub
13 November 2013
Tonight’s episode, “The Hub,” focuses on the battle to destroy the Cylon Resurrection Hub, but also on Laura Roslin, who… wait a minute… wrong series, same name.  🙂 The episode called “The Hub” from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” dives into the show’s spy-genre roots — Ward and Fitz go behind enemy lines...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - FZZT
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - FZZT
06 November 2013
In this week’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” video blog, we meet a handful of the amazing musicians who play in the orchestra each week. I’ve worked with these players for years, and their sound is an essential part of how I express my ideas. “Super Musicians” is the second in a recurring video blog segment called “Agents of BEAR”…...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Girl in the Flower Dress
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Girl in the Flower Dress
22 October 2013
Anyone who’s heard my music for “Battlestar Galactica” knows I enjoy writing for ethnic instruments. In this week’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” our heroes travel to Hong Kong, giving me the perfect opportunity to introduce Chinese instrumentation into my score. I reached out to Jeremy Zuckerman, one of my favorite...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Eye-Spy
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Eye-Spy
14 October 2013
Last week’s video blog focused solely on me and my healthy creative process, so this week’s introduces three members of my production team, without whom my scores would not be possible.  This is the first in a series of recurring segments called “Agents of BEAR.” Tonight’s episode: “The Music Team.” It’s fitting that this week’s video blog introduces my orchestrators and mixing...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Asset
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Asset
08 October 2013
In this week’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” video blog, I reveal my typical routine  scoring an episode of  this series.  If you’ve ever wondered what its like to be a professional composer, I think this video will answer all your questions: SPOILERS AHEAD: In “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Episode 3, called “The Asset,” Coulson and his team must rescue S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist Dr. Franklin...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 0-8-4
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 0-8-4
01 October 2013
The second episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” called “0-8-4-,” follows our heroes to Peru to track down the object of unknown origin hinted at the end of the pilot.  The episode expands our knowledge of some of the main characters and features substantially more action than the pilot, which made the score a unique challenge. It is common for a series to take a few...
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Pilot
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Pilot
24 September 2013
Tonight’s video blog takes us to the first recording session for my symphonic score to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The Marvel cinematic universe is one of the most ambitious and successful superhero franchises in the modern era, having leapt off the comic book page and into cinemas with 2008’s “Iron Man” and subsequently changing the cinematic...
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Comic Con 2013 Schedule
Comic Con 2013 Schedule
15 July 2013
Entertainment Weekly just broke the news that I am the composer for ABC’s highly-anticipated series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for Writer / Director / Executive Producer Joss Whedon. Readers of my blog know that superhero stories and their scores have had a tremendous impact on my life ever since I was a kid. I grew up with “Batman: The...
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