When you go to a movie in the theater, you'll inevitably see previews for coming attractions. But you might never hear the music again. Those over-the-top, bombastic snippets rarely make it into the film's soundtrack or score. Soundcheck talks with a movie-trailer composer who is releasing his company's "epic music" to a growing cult of fans.
Founded by composers Yoav Goren and Jeffrey Fayman, Immediate Music is a music production firm that specializes in movie-trailer scores. Their work can be heard in trailers for recent blockbusters like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. When some of their past work was posted on YouTube and gained popularity, Goren and Fayman began releasing albums of so-called "epic music" under the name Immediate.
In a conversation with Soundcheck host John Schaefer, Goren talks about Immediate's latest release, Trailerhead: Nu Epiq, and about how good trailer music should "hit you over the head both visually and musically."
Plus, Goren explains how a so-so movie can still inspire an game-changing, innovative trailer. And, he shares why the 1993 Brian De Palma film Carlito's Way provided a special moment in his career.