Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Right now I'm listening to Barry Gray's music for the Space: 1999 episode "War Games." Powerful stuff. Gray wrote a fascinating mix of stuff for the first season of the series, from straight orchestral stuff like this, to the very abstract piece used in "Force of Life." I think it sounds more timeless than Derek Wadsworth's year 2 music, which sounds a lot like much of what else was being written in the mid 70s, although I do in fact like his writing as well. Considerably more library music, including quite a bit from Gray, was used in year one versus year two. The decrease was probably due to budget constraints. Despite what was claimed at the time the evidence would seem to indicate that year two had a considerably reduced budget over year one.

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