Music 061: Creating Music for Video

MU 061 Spring 2018

Welcome to MU 061 Creating Music for Video. All course information will be posted here, including anonymized grades.

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We will not meet as a class the week of 4/23. Instead, please use this link to sign up for an individual meeting to discuss your project 4 drafts and ideas. If you can sign up for a time that is outside our normal class time, please do, so that others can find available times.


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Clip(s) of the Week #5: 2001 - A Space Odyssey [Bailey/Howe DVD #49, #1708]

Previous Clips of the Week are here.

I. Original Alex North score

Here are three scenes cut to cues from the original score Kubrick commissioned from Alex North. Note that these are fan edits, and we don't know if the music is synchronized or mixed exactly as originally intended. For that matter, Kubrick may have further edited the film itself after North composed these titles. Still, it gives some idea of the effect North's score would have had.


Night terrors

Dawn of Man and Space Docking scenes

II. Final Score

Here are is the opening, from the Title through the Space Docking scene, as released. This is easily the most famous (and infamous) example of a temp score preempting a composed score. The cues are:
Gyorgy Ligeti, Atmospheres (excerpt)
Richard Strauss, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1st movement, "Sunrise")
Ligeti, Lux Aeterna (excerpt)
Richard Strauss, "Sunrise" reprise
Johann Strauss (no relation), The Blue Danube Waltz

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