Melodic Treks 63: The Devil's Interval / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Gerald Fried Interview.


Born in the Bronx on February 13th, 1928, Gerald Fried began learning about music in the High School of Music and Art. He graduated in 1945, and started his career composing short films by his friend Stanley Kubrick. He has scored many cultural cornerstones of television including _Lost in Space, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Gilligan's Island, Riverboat, Shotgun Slade,_andStar Trek.

In this episode on Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Gerald Fried to discuss his work, form the beginnings with Stanley Kubrick, to his current work on a Star Trek parody film. We talk about his hectic work schedule, which sometimes included three scoring sessions a day, composing his Emmy Award winning score for the cultural phenomenon Roots, and his work on Star Trek.

Chapters

Intro (00:00:00)
Contests, Reviews, and Thanks (00:01:18)
"Main Title" (from The Killing) (00:07:15)
Welcome, Gerald! (00:08:22)
Kubrick (00:08:44)
The Killing (00:10:42)
Beginnings (00:13:06)
Corman (00:15:15)
Roots (00:16:28)
Star Trek and Library Music (00:19:37)
Classic Film and Television (00:27:01)
Three Scoring Sessions a Day (00:29:37)
Challenges and Favorites (00:32:04)
Current Projects (00:35:38)
"The Patrol" (from Paths of Glory) (00:42:66)

All music composed by G. Fried


Host

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest

Gerald Fried

Production

Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art Creator)