15: Stephanie Economou on "Jupiter's Legacy" and Building A Score


26-07-2021 • 1 hr 12 mins

Stephanie Economou is a composer and violinist from Long Island, New York, and currently based in Los Angeles. Her study in widely varying musical styles including classical, experimental, folk and rock- create her unique hybridized compositional voice. Her work in film scoring extends from drama to action to comedy. In 2015, she was chosen as one of six fellows for the Sundance Institute Composers Lab at Skywalker Ranch. She is the composer of the new Netflix TV series Jupiter’s Legacy, based on the comic series by Mark Millar. She has written the music for the Lionsgate/Starz series Step Up: High Water and the second season of Manhunt: Deadly Games. Stephanie scored two episodes of the Disney+ documentary series Marvel 616 and she is a long-time collaborator of Golden Globe-nominated composer, Harry Gregson-Williams. Together with him, she composed additional music on scores including Disney’s live-action re-make Mulan, directed by Niki Caro, Jon Turtletaub’s The Meg, Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2, Disney Nature’s Penguins, and Ridley Scott's Oscar-nominated film The Martian. Her music can also be heard in films The Zookeeper’s Wife, Live By Night, Catch-22, and Breath. In this episode, Stephanie and Nadine chat about her navigation through classical music and orchestral training to the film scoring world. They break down the steps of creating a score for a film and talk about contentious temp music, the differences between orchestration for live ensembles and electronic music, and prioritizing personal needs in a busy career. They extensively discuss her score for the new Netflix series Jupiter's Legacy. Finally, Stephanie shares about the Alliance for Women Composers and the need for visibility and inclusivity in the film composition world.

This episode contains music kindly provided by Stephanie Economou and includes excerpts from the following tracks: "Jupiter's Legacy" from Jupiter's Legacy, "Centennial Park" from Manhunt: Deadly Games, and "Illumination" from Jupiter's Legacy.

Stephanie Economou is a composer and violinist from Long Island, New York. You can check out her work on her website www.stephanieeconomou.com and on Spotify & YouTube.

Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com

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