Bear McCreary Composing for The Cape!
I have a confession. I like movie soundtracks. I love music in general, but soundtracks in particular. And not just John Williams, James Horner, Danny Elfman... Guys most people have never even heard of: Ennio Morricone, Brian Tyler, Michael Giacchino. And Bear McCreary. He finished doing the score for Battlestar Galactica not long ago, and has been pumping out all kinds of awesome stuff since. Fun fact: McCreary's score for BSG and Giacchino's for LOST were never nominated for an Emmy, despite pretty much everyone who cared pointing out that they were really frakkin' good. But I digress.
One of the cool things about Bear is that he has a blog where he writes about all of the projects he's working on. Notation, sound clips, photos of weird Middle Eastern wind instruments, etc., as well as how he comes up with this stuff and how it all ties together in the show. He just put up the theme song to The Cape, which premieres Sunday on NBC. Here, have a listen.
I'm excited- I actually know almost nothing about the show, except that it involves superheroes. I remain optimistic. The main title sounds cool- there's some mystery instrument around 15 seconds in... (Actually, I hear two- the pinging percussion instrument, and the wind with the melody). The the brass take over, and it sounds like Batman- in really a good way.
My best guess so far: Hammered dulcimer for the percussion, and a zurna for the wind instrument. We'll find out on Sunday when Bear posts his entry about the pilot!
UPDATE: Turns out it was a hammered dulcimer (Yes!) and a hurdy gurdy. See what Bear has to say here.