Sunday, April 20, 2014

Composer Spotlight: Michael Giacchino

Happy Easter! This week's Composer Spotlight is on Michael Giacchino, an American film composer.  Before writing for film, Mr. Giacchino got his start by composing music for popular video games such as "Call of Duty" and "Medal of Honor."  Eventually, Giacchino would write the music for the critically acclaimed 'LOST' series as well as movies like 'Up' and 'The Incredibles.'

Much like John Williams, Michael Giacchino utilizes the brass section in most of his thematic material.  The video below is from one of his first video game soundtracks.  You'll notice the use of the full horn section, as well as trumpet and low brass interjections.  Enjoy!


  1. Cool stuff Chris ! Thanks for posting.

  2. Giacchino has such a great ability to turn out soundtracks that fit the medium very well. I do have to admit, The Incredible's soundtrack is one of my all time favorites. It helps to have Wayne Bergeron playing the high notes.