One of the best aspects of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot movie was Michael Giacchino’s stellar score for the film. Giacchino created a great sense of tension, excitement, and anticipation with his marvelous music, while incorporating elements of the original Star Trek theme song from composer Alexander Courage. There is no doubt Michael Giacchino’s score for Star Trek Into Darkness will be one of the sequel film’s highlights.
According to Cinema Blend, while on WQXR’s Movies on the Radio show, host David Garland sat down with Michael Giacchino to talk about his score and his creative process for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness. The hour-long conversation is very insightful, but if you just want to hear samples from Giacchino’s score, skip to 12:24 (Star Trek main theme re-purposed – “Pranking the Natives”), 20:26 (“London’s Calling”), 24:19 (“Ode to Harrison”), 36:43 (“The Kronos Wartet”), 46:17 (“Ship to Ship”), and 56:07 (Star Trek Into Darkness Main Theme).
Michael Giacchino won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the Pixar animated feature film Up in 2009. Giacchino has also done the scores for a number of J.J. Abrams films including Mission: Impossible III and Super 8. He even did the music for Abrams’ TV series such as Alias and Lost. He will also be composing the music for the Wachowskis’ next film, Jupiter Ascending in 2014.
Star Trek Into Darkness will hit theaters everywhere on May 17th, in 3D and IMAX.