The latest Hidden People episode is out today. There’s more information on the story world for the audience, as the characters move into their new normal.
I plan on doing some posts talking about the music in this series before long. I am finding it incredibly satisfying to support and enhance the writers’ work in telling a long, complex story by thinking long-term in my scoring. I really want to share what I’m learning about musical development over a long media series.
But, for now, here are some points of nerdiness on the sound and music in this episode:
- I play the flute (a rarity!) – listen for it in Nissa’s new age music.
- It is a Foley-rich ep: my recording cupboard got so full of props that I couldn’t get myself in it!
- Sam’s music has a new answering phrase at 26:26… what is it saying…?
- This is the first time we hear elements of Thomas’s music and the Nissa/Alfie “sleuthy” music combine. Most other character themes have already combined musically before this point.
- The stepping sideways sound was constructed by placing a microphone inside my piano and picking up the reverberations (one of my favourite sound design tricks). I recorded chords that I could potentially build around with scoring when this sound effect happens at the same time as music. And then did a lot of messing around in the computer! I used the sideways step with music in episodes 11 and 12, but this is the first time you hear it alone. Or… is it…?!