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What would you ask a "Sherlock" music composer?

Posted at 2:34 PM on February 12, 2014 by Jay Gabler (2 Comments)
Filed under: Film

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Our contributor Garrett Tiedemann has interviewed the composers of music for Breaking Bad, Gravity, and Hannibal; his next interview is with Michael Price, one of the principal composers for the BBC's Sherlock.

Garrett will have some questions of his own, but we'd also like to include some questions from our audience. What do you want to know about the music for this international hit show? Leave your questions for Michael Price here as comments, or e-mail them to jgabler@mpr.org.


Comments (2)

Di you KNOW this music would be so memorable? It gets stuck in my head, and suits the show perfectly. Kudos to you, and thanks for giving me this earworm that I can't get rid of..... It's quirky and dramatic and modern. Well done.

Posted by Les Jones | February 14, 2014 8:57 AM


I loved the music from Sherlock right from the first episode, A Study in Pink. The final scene, with Sherlock and John walking in slow motion toward the camera as the music swelled, was absolutely perfect! I immediately made that music my ringtone, so I can hear it all the time. I read somewhere that the characters of Sherlock and John are given their own music - strings for Sherlock and piano for John. And Irene Adler has her own music. Now that I'm aware of it, I notice it more. Do you do this with the other characters, too? And how do you decide when to use the same familiar (and wonderful) music in a scene, and when to write something new? Thanks for bringing us so much listening pleasure!

Posted by Millie | February 15, 2014 7:50 PM