Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 by Fred Topel
The Mandalorian sounds different from any other Star Wars movie or show we’ve seen before. Gone is the classic John Williams score and the more traditional scores from Michael Giacchino and John Powell. The Jon Favreau-created series embraces its western influences in the soundscape, with some industrial sounds mixed in for good measure.
Oscar-winner Ludwig Goransson scores The Mandalorian. In the last 10 years, Goransson has made quite a name for himself scoring major films like Creed, Creed II, Black Panther, Venom and the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Tenet. Goransson is also part of Donald Glover’s Childish Gambino.
Goransson spoke with /Film about his work on The Mandalorian after two of the show’s episodes aired on Disney+. New episodes of The Mandalorian premiere Fridays on Disney+.
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In less than two weeks, the new Disney+ streaming service will launch, giving us the first episode of the highly anticipated live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. But when the series arrives, it will be without one key component that has defined Star Wars over the years: a score from John Williams. But fans shouldn’t be worried, because Oscar-winning Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson is behind The Mandalorian score, and the young, quickly rising talent sounds like the perfect man for the job. Read More »
In case you hadn’t heard, Mondo will slowly be releasing all of the soundtracks to the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They started with a bit of a softball by releasing Ant-Man and the Wasp back in April, but now they’re giving one of Marvel’s best soundtracks the vinyl treatment.
Ludwig Göransson‘s score for Black Panther pulses and thumps into your ears throughout blockbuster superhero movie, and now you can finally bring it home to your stereo system on a new collectible Mondo vinyl soundtrack featuring the complete score on a 3xLP. Check out the new Mondo Black Panther vinyl soundtrack below. Read More »
34-year-old Ludwig Göransson made Grammy history this past weekend, becoming the first person to win both best score and song of the year with projects that have nothing to do with each other. A longtime collaborator of Donald Glover/Childish Gambino, Göransson co-wrote and produced the explosive track “This is America” and composed the score for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, the ninth highest-grossing movie in history and a current Best Picture contender at the Oscars.
Göransson’s Black Panther score is nominated for an Oscar as well, and I jumped on the phone with him this week to talk about crafting the music of Wakanda, his work on the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian, and much more. Read More »
The Mandalorian isn’t done adding exciting talent to the first live-action Star Wars series coming from Lucasfilm. John Williams is best known for providing the score for the primary Star Wars saga, but this time it’ll be Black Panther and Creed composer Ludwig Goransson scoring the action in a galaxy far, far away. Read More »
After scoring Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, composer Ludwig Goransson is staying in superhero movie territory for his next big project. The musician will provide the score for Sony’s upcoming Venom movie, which has cast Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) in the lead role. Learn about Goransson’s relationship to Childish Gambino, how this film will be a reunion for him and its director, and more about the new Venom composer below. Read More »