Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond composer Michael Giacchino sat down with StarTrek.com to discuss his score for Star Trek Beyond, which just wrapped up recording last week.
“It’s interesting…I think the first two Star Trek films are really about getting the Enterprise out into deep space, and every time they try to get out something happens which kind of pulls them back and forces them to stay closer to home to deal with whatever that problem was.” Giacchino continues, “Because of that, you end up with a bit of a darker feel to the score with a little bit more of a struggle aspect. Whereas the new film, Star Trek Beyond, to me it feels a little bit more like an old episode of the show. It’s a little bit more hopeful. So as you watch it, you get this sense of “oh yeah…this is what it was like watching the old series,” which I grew up with and I loved.”
“For me,” Giacchino says, “it’s a chance to create a completely different musical landscape for the film. That’s what’s nice about each of the films, as they seem to have their own musical identity and this one, I think more than any other, will have its own musical identity.”
Giacchino also discusses the difficulties he had when sitting down to score 2009’s Star Trek, and how his first attempts at writing felt like he rehashing music from the previous films. Giacchino will conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic forStar Trek In Concert on July 8th and 9th at the Hollywood Bowl, where they will play the entire Star Trek score in front of a screening of the film
For more details about Star Trek In Concert, visit www.hollywoodbowl.com