Charlie Clouser's Wayward Pines
Lakeshore Records will release the Wayward Pines – Original Television Soundtrack digitally on July 17th and on CD July 24, 2015. The album features the show’s original score by Charlie Clouser.
“The main direction I received was that the score should help with the feeling that ‘something is not right’ in the town of Wayward Pines,” said Clouser. “For a while, we don’t know if Matt Dillon’s character is hallucinating, or maybe still in a coma and just dreaming, so the score needed to lean toward a ‘malfunctioning’ feel - that meant using sounds that are a little ‘out of whack’. As the series progresses, the score starts to get more and more intense - so we needed to keep raising the stakes while still being able to reference the themes and palette that we established right at the start.”
10-episode, intense psychological thriller WAYWARD PINES is brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs), and stars Academy Award® nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents, whose investigation only turns up more questions.
“For Wayward Pines I tried to envision the whole ten-episode run as one long crescendo - like a big ‘wedge’ shape with the pointy end at the start of the series and a musical ‘cliff’ at the end,” described Clouser. “We start off small and get pretty epic by the time we approach the end, until there is a gigantic climax and we finally fall off that cliff - so that is a fundamental difference between a show like this with a finite number of episodes, and an open-ended series where you don’t know how long that wedge might last. I quite liked being able to plan ahead like this and make one long and hopefully coherent statement across the whole series.”
WAYWARD PINES airs Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX and is a production of FX Productions. The series was developed for television by Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club, Runaway) and executive-produced by Donald De Line (Green Lantern, The Italian Job), Ashwin Rajan (After Earth, Devil), Hodge and Shyamalan. Hodge wrote and Shyamalan directed the premiere episode. “Like” WAYWARD PINES on Facebook at facebook.com/WaywardPines. Follow the series on Twitter at @WaywardPinesFOX and join the discussion using #waywardpines. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @Wayward Pines.
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