One of the most highly anticipated elements of the new Star Trek movie is the score by Oscar-nominee Michael Giacchino. While we will have to wait until next year to learn and hear more about the new music of Trek, ScoringSessions.com has put up an interesting ‘sneak peek’ of their visit with Giacchino and the Hollywood Studio Symphony.
See Trek’s new music being recorded – courtroom style
Due to the NDAs and secrecy of the Star Trek movie, ScoringSession is not allowed to release their full set of photos from this Fall’s Star Trek recording at Sony Scoring Stage until next spring. However, Trek composer Michael Giacchino suggested they could recreate some of the photos now, using ‘courtroom style’ sketches, which they put online today.
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Dan Goldwasser of ScoringSessions tells TrekMovie he hopes to have the full story up ‘Marchish.’ Dan also confirmed that everyone on the ‘crew’ (the people in the booth) were wearing Star Trek uniform shirts on the day of the shoot.
Jeff Bond’s take
Geek Magazine editor Jeff Bond (also author of "The Music of Star Trek" and contributor to Film Score Monthly as well as TrekMovie), was at the same scoring session and he will be reporting on it this Spring as well. Regarding what he has heard so far, Jeff tells TrekMovie "it looks like we will be getting another great Giacchino score, and another great Star Trek score.”
Giacchino’s Oscar turn
Earlier this year Michael Giacchino was nominated for his "Ratatouille" score, but didn’t take home an Oscar. However, he will be getting a consolation prize. Recently it was announced that Giacchino has been selected to be the music director for the upcoming Oscar ceremony on February 22nd. So the next time someone runs long in their acceptance speech, it will be Giacchino in the pit conducting the orchestra playing them off. Regarding his selection the composer told AP:
I anticipate it being different but having a lot of fun doing it. I also anticipate it being very tense and counting every second. At the same time, it’s always like that when you’re scoring because you’re constantly watching the clock, checking to see if you’re on time and making sure you’re on budget, so it may not be that different.
In addition to his Oscar work and Trek, Giacchino for two additional feature films in 2009, "Up" and "The Land of the Lost" and that is in addition to his work on "Lost" and "Fringe." So it is a big year for Giacchino and his fans.