I've known about this site for years but only recently decided I should join. Needless to say I'm a huge fan. Saw TRON in the movie theatre up by my parent's cottage in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada, when I was 6 years old in 1982 and still remember it to this day (along with all the cereal promotional toys that came out along with it in 1982 too - hey I was 6!).
My main job now is writing music for most television advertising these days in Toronto, but I'm trying to move toward feature films and games. I had some downtime between ad gigs and decided I'd take a stab a writing a score for the famous 1982 Lightcycle sequence from the original TRON, which, as we all know, doesn't feature a Wendy Carlos cue. It was a great idea because I could use the original sound effects and dialogue, mixed in with my new original piece of action music.
Anyway, I really wanted to share it with the group! Please let me know how you like it! I intentionally didn't make it sound like a Carlos piece (not that I could do her brilliance justice) so it's a little bit influenced by James Horner, maybe some Alan Silvestri and my own sort of Hollywood hybrid style, of mixing traditional orchestral elements with more modern synthesizers and sound design elements. The one thing I did want to convey was this classic summer movie of the 80s kind of feel that I think is lacking in a lot of modern summer blockbusters. So a big soaring 'hero theme' was a must!
Anyway, hope you enjoy it!
All the best,
Graham + Flynn (my whippet)
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