Melodic Treks S3: Melodic X / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Mark Snow Interview.


One television show that had a major impact on pop culture in the early nineties was The X-Files, created by Chris Carter. Equal parts mystery, science fiction and horror, the show was about two FBI Agents investigating paranormal phenomenon and other worldly encounters. One of the pillars of the show was the moody, spooky score which was composed by Mark Snow.

In this supplemental episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala joins Tony Black, host of The X-Cast Podcast, for an interview with Mark Snow. We discuss how he came to compose for The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen, and Millennium, as well as his current work on Blue Bloods and how he mentored composer Sean Callery into the composing business.

Chapters

Intro (00:00:00)
The X-Cast (00:01:25)
I'm Tony Black (00:01:57)
Welcome, Mark (00:06:08)
La La Land Records (00:14:25)
John Carpenter Influence? (00:16:03)
Season 10 (00:17:35)
Do You Compose to Video? (00:20:33)
"Babylon" (00:22:30)
Millennium, The Lone Gunmen, The Drum, and Minogue (00:25:58)
Scoring the Films (00:31:36)
Working With Jeff Charbonneau (00:37:10)
Mark's Influence (00:41:49)
What About Season 11? (00:43:58)
Sean Callery (00:45:26)
No, really, What About Season 11? (00:48:05)
More La La Land to Come? (00:49:05)
Taxi Driver (00:52:42)
The Truth and the Light (00:55:22)
Final Thoughts (00:57:53)

Music composed by M. Snow


Host

Tony Black

Gusets

Mark Snow and Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production

Tony Black (Editor) Brandon-Shea Mutala ( 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)