Category: Caprica

“Caprica” CD Signing This Sunday!

The first copies of my Caprica score go on sale this Sunday, May 31st at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA.  I will be taking part in a massive signing that also includes legendary genre composers Christopher Young, Michael Giacchino, Stu Phillips, Mark Isham, Wendy and Lisa, Ron Jones, Ken Thorne, Geoff Zandelli, John Murphy, John Harrison and Richard Band. Holy Cow!  What a crowd!  🙂

I will also be signing Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the first three Battlestar Galactica CDs.  

4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505
Sunday, May 31st, 2008, 2pm


The Themes of “Caprica”

MODERATE SPOILERS AHEAD: The two-hour pilot / movie “Caprica” was released on DVD this week, and it gives us our first glimpse into the series that will expand the “Battlestar Galactica” universe. I was fortunate to write music for this exciting project, because it provided the opportunity to create a totally unique sound, one that pays tribute to “Battlestar Galactica” without imitating it.

The varied entries on my blog are a testament to the evolution and growth that my “Battlestar Galactica” score went through over the show’s four seasons. I incorporated an ever-expanding palette of ethnic instruments from all over the world, as the fleet plunged deeper into uncharted space.

My approach for “Caprica” would be the polar opposite. After all, the events of this series take place in an entirely different environment. Caprica City is a familiar society at its most decadent and opulent peak, hardly a rag-tag fleet of refugees struggling for resources. The audience knows that doomsday looms on the horizon for citizens of Caprica City, but the characters themselves do not. “Caprica was a city that on the outside was modern, structured, and efficient,” director Jeffrey Reiner told me.  “However, on the inside, things were rotten.”


Soundtrack Album Updates

A few months ago, I posted an entry asking fans which pieces they would like included in the upcoming Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 soundtrack CD.  Since then, my blog has been brimming with ideas and suggestions from all of you, which will be very useful in the coming weeks as I finally begin assembling the album.  Even though I haven’t picked out all the tracks yet, I think that this fourth album will easily rank amongst the first three, and possibly outshine them all.

The one question I get more often than any other is “When will the CD come out?”  I recently spoke with the lads over at La La Land Records and got a tentative release schedule for my various projects this year.  Let me take this opportunity to update you all with all the information I know right now.  Please keep in mind, that all of this is subject to change.  I’ll announce official release dates and track lists as they get solidified.  But, there are currently THREE “Galactica”-related Bear McCreary albums set for release in 2009:

First up, Caprica:  

I Am Scoring Caprica!

This morning’s “Caprica” session.
(Click to embiggen / Photo: Andrew Craig)

I spent the morning at the Warner Bros. Eastwood Scoring Stage recording my orchestral score for Caprica, the highly anticipated prequel to Battlestar Galactica.  I recently composed over an hour of music for the pilot movie and will stay on to complete the rest of the 20-episode first season, airing in 2010.