One of my initial ideas with this podcast was to dive into the music for certain film or TV series in order to determine what the hallmarks are shared in the various scores, whether by one composer or several. The PLANET OF THE APES series has always been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, as I love the high concept sci-fi aspects and mind-blowing plot twists, but most especially the strange and enveloping scores for the movies. Film scoring legends Jerry Goldsmith and Leonard Rosenman each tackled two films in the series, while saxophonist and jazz arranger Tom Scott composed music for one installment. The best way to describe the musical landscape of the PLANET OF THE APES series would be avant garde, aggressive, dissonant and percussive. Jerry Goldsmith set the template by incorporating modern concert classical techniques, such as the serial, or 12-tone, style developed by Arnold Schoenberg in the early 20th century.
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