Podcast #12, Electronic Composition with Kip Haaheim

Every year, the Lawrence Public Library chooses a book for Read Across Lawrence, a month-long celebration of that title and its themes. This year, the library chose Andy Weir’s The Martian, a smart and funny novel which was turned into a blockbuster, Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film starring Matt Damon.

For part of this, the Electronic Composition class at the University of Kansas will re-score and redub The Evil Brain from Outer Space, a Japanese grade-z flick cobbled together from portions of the Starman short film series. We spoke with the class's instructor, Kip Haaheim, Associate Professor of Music Theory & Music Composition, about the process of scoring and composition.

The screening of The Evil Brain From Outer Space takes place at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00pm. More information can  be found here.

Bernard Herrmann, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" with Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" (The Day the Earth Stood Still)
Louis & Bebe Barron, "Forbidden Planet Main Titles" (Forbidden Planet)
John Williams, "Rey's Theme (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Nick Spacek, "Theremin #1" (Make your own music here)
Ennio Morricone, "The Thing Main Theme" (The Thing)