GIFFIN DELIVERS ECLECTIC SCORE TO BOOMTOWN
CA) – The score to NBC’s critically acclaimed drama
"Boomtown" is as eclectic as the characters portrayed
in the series. Film and TV composer, Philip Giffin, gives a
unique musical voice to convey the storyline from each of the
main characters’ point of view. "Boomtown’s"
main title music evokes the proud history and thrill of a big
sky Western, superimposed on the intensity of today’s
urban heartbeat. Giffin blends these two images while hinting
at the show’s City of Angels location by his graceful
use of angelic vocal lines. The underscore ranges from solo
piano to electronic techno grooves, from full orchestra to jazz,
rock and gospel. "The score has diversity to complement
the perspective of many characters witnessing the same event,"
According to "Boomtown’s" creator/executive
producer Graham Yost, "I know Phil Giffin and loved his
music for years, and I have always wanted to work with him.
So, obviously he was my first choice for ‘Boomtown.’
I was looking for a musical sound that was quintessentially
Americana and Copeland-esque, but also had a Western feel, and
could reflect the ‘boomtown’ that is Los Angeles.
I wanted the music to have this grandeur. Phil becomes passionately
and personally involved with every episode, and we love having
him on the ‘Boomtown’ team."
To achieve the sounds of "Boomtown," Giffin creates
a broad sonic palate by blending his own performances on keyboards,
bass and guitar with the talents of LA’s finest studio
musicians. "I’ve worked with all of these musicians
in the past on both scores and albums I’ve produced. These
are the best studio musicians in Los Angeles and probably in
the world," noted the composer.
"Boomtown" is described as "Roshomon" meets
"Pulp Fiction." From executive producer/writer Graham
Yost ("Speed," "Band of Brothers") and executive
producer/director Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes,"
"Uprising") comes this stylish ensemble drama that
conveys the plot in a non-linear story telling fashion. The
chronology of events is presented out of sequence and as seen
from the diverse perspectives of the unsung and imperfect heroes.
These are the cops, paramedics, reporters, D.A.’s and
city officials whose stories overlap and intertwine, consistently
wrapping up with a powerful and unique twist, creating the "Boomtown"
A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Philip
Giffin has scored and contributed music to numerous features
and television programs including "Like Mike," "Fatal
Instinct," "Beethoven’s 4th," "Muppets
Tonight" and more. As an orchestrator his credits include
"Sommersby," "Die Hard" and "Lethal
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