Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast
About This Show
Melodic Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to the music of Star Trek. Host Brandon-Shea Mutala explores the themes, orchestral scores, and incidental compositions that bring Star Trek episodes and films to life, as well as the composers, singers and musicians behind the sounds.
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64: It Sounds Much Better on a Wood Piccolo
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Sheridon Stokes Interview. Sheridon Stokes was hired as a piccolo player in the Denver Symphony when he was 16 years old and was the youngest contract musician in Hollywood at age 20. At this young age, he was working with the 20th Century Fox Orchestra under Alfred Newman. He has been featured in many television and film scores, including the television series Mission Impossible, Roots, and Kung Fu, as well as the films Jaws, E.T., Ghost, Glory, Patriot Games, and more recently, Mission Impossible, Waterworld, Jumanji, Independence Day, and Rush Hour II. He was solo flute at the Academy Awards in 1997 and 1998 and played the famous penny whistle solo from the Titanic song “My Heart Will Go On” with Celine Dion. In this episode on Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Andy Farber, composer for two episodes of Star Trek: Continues, and Sheridon Stokes. We discuss his early works in film and television, the kind of flutes he has in his arsenal, many of the composers he worked with, and some fun memories of Bernard Hermann. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Contests (00:01:30) Review and Feedback (00:03:53) "Two-Edged Surveillance" (from Patriot Games, composed by J. Horner) (00:07:40) Welcome, Sheridon (00:09:16) I Grew Up in the Music Business (00:14:15) Instruments (00:16:16) There's So Many Good Ones (00:20:06) James Horner (00:23:23) Sheridon's Arsenal (00:24:26) Kung Fu (00:28:50) "The Paradise Syndrome" (00:33:44) Rosenman, Shiffron, Kaplan, and Courage (00:35:33) Pop Music (0038:04) Albums (00:40:08) Buddy Baker and Electronics (00:42:34) Currently (00:47:50) "Main Title" (from Patriot Games, composed by J. Horner) (00:51:27) A Bit More From Andy (00:52:54) Host Brandon-Shea Mutala Guests Sheridon Stokes Andy Farber 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)