March 16, 2018 - Occasionally when I work on a series, I write a few pieces of music that aren’t necessarily for specific scenes. These are more like mood pieces that encapsulate the overall feel and character of the show. Here’s an unused piece of music from Carl Greenblatt’s Harvey Beaks show I composed with no clear intention in mind. I was attempting to write as the love child of Carl Stalling (Looney Tunes) and Bernard Herrmann (Psycho/Vertigo). It was just me having fun at the orchestra’s expense (not to mention Nickelodeon’s expense). I love that the studio and our wonderful producer afforded us the freedom to experiment like this and make our little show as good as we could make it.
A special shout-out to the genius orchestrator Steve Bartek, who had his way with my melodies on the second half (at my request) and turned this in to something even more absurd than what I hoped for!