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Star Wars Music Minute

Nov 29, 2021

Discussion Guide:

  • 0:00:00 - Hello there.
  • 0:04:33 - Luke at the Lars kitchen table. Like father, like son.
  • 0:06:46 - Beginning of the "Binary Sunset" breakdown.
  • 0:09:00 - Frisson and which elements are in place to nearly "guarantee" the aesthetic shivers in Binary Sunset.
  • 0:15:28 - Unsustainability of sustained...


Nov 22, 2021

IF YOU'RE NEW HERE: You're in the right place! On this podcast, we nerd out on the music & sound of Star Wars 5 cinematic minutes at a time. This season, each episode hyper-focuses on a single 5-minute chunk of A New Hope. Doing so allows us to get really specific about the composition, orchestration, motifs,...


Nov 15, 2021

Guest: Mat from Blue Bantha Milk Co.

Discussion Guide:

  • 0:00:00 - Hello there
  • 0:02:11 - Remembering dialogue through phonetics and pitch
  • 0:10:22 - Sound design of the Sandcrawler
  • 0:17:11 - Stormtroopers, Imperials Motif, dewbacks, special edition changes
  • 0:20:56 - A New Hope soundtrack, various editions, what do we seek...


Nov 8, 2021

There's no music for our first 90 seconds on Tatooine, forcing us to reckon with the cicadas, barren landscape, and Threepio's frozen joints. This is a deep dive into the music and sound of Star Wars: A New Hope, Minutes 11-15.

Let's see if timestamps work this time (if not, I'm sorry!):

  • (0:00:00) - Hello...


Nov 1, 2021

Discussion Highlights:

  • 0:00:00 - Introduction
  • 0:03:45 - Start talking about the minutes
  • 0:06:15 - Is scoring done chronologically?
  • 0:10:43 - First instance of the Force theme, but some notes are missing
  • 0:11:52 - Discussion on score vs. lore
  • 0:15:27 - Our introduction to C-3PO, R2-D2, and their sound/language
  • 0:18:03 -...