How ‘The Mandalorian’ Score Found The New ‘Star Wars’ Sound
Given that I’m a 22-year-old who has a natural love for writing, music, and film, you can easily make the assumption that I’m a huge Star Wars fan. Although I’m not a die-hard for every Star Wars film, I can say for certain that The Mandalorian is arguably my favorite piece from the Star Wars universe. It’s compelling, dark, isolating, and a perfect Star Wars version of a classic western with a modern twist.
One of the biggest reasons I felt captivated by The Mandalorian so quickly was because of the score. Rather than use the iconic Star Wars main title score throughout it, The Mandalorian utilizes an entirely new music piece to capture the new Star Wars sound. It makes sense why the creators of the show would do this since it’s drastically different from other Star Wars pieces. Although Rogue One has a similar dark vibe to it, The Mandalorian makes the audience feel the troubling quests Mando goes on, as well as the dystopian-like towns seen throughout the show such as the desolate town on Tatooine seen in the second season debut.
Above is a video from Variety and features Ludwig Göransson, an Academy Award-winning composer. In the video, Göransson walks viewers through his creative process for The Mandalorian. Göransson says when he first used the set of recorders, he thought the children’s instrument’s sound was too simple for the franchise. But after adding the other elements, the music became more complex and something worthy of being featured in The Mandalorian. Definitely give it a viewing, especially if you’re a Star Wars fan.
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