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Monday, June 8, 2009

Wendy & Lisa Discuss 'Heroes' in Variety Article!

Our favorite scorers, Wendy & Lisa, were mentioned in a recent article titled "Whatever Happened to TV Theme Music?"

The article chronicles the transformation of TV theme music over the past several decades and highlights how the length of the opening theme has dwindled from 75-seconds (Laverne & Shirley) to a mere 10 seconds (Heroes).

Below, Lisa Coleman (who along with Wendy Melvoin scores the music to Heroes) discusses the opening music for Heroes:

"Heroes," by contrast, gave composers Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin just 10 seconds. "You have to think in terms of 'stings,'" says Coleman, referring to the film-music tradition of brief but impactful musical statements. "We knew it had to be big and somewhat supernatural sounding. It didn't need to be terribly melodic, just atmospheric."

The read the article in its entirety, please click the following link:

(site last visited: June 8, 2009)


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