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Carlos Rafael Rivera is a commissioned and award winning composer whose career has spanned several genres of the music industry, including his original score for Universal Pictures' A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, starring Liam Neeson.
A protégé of Randy Newman, Rivera is also a guitarist and has performed onstage as opening act for The Who at the Hollywood Bowl. His work for the performing arts has been featured by some of the most prominent ensembles and soloists, including: Arturo Sandoval, Colin Currie, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. He has also served as Composer-in-Residence with the Miami Symphony Orchestra.
One of his most recent projects is for FOR the NETFLIX original series, GODLESS, directed by Scott Frank, produced by Steve Soderbergh, and starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery. This serie tells the story of a ruthless outlaw terrorizes the West in search of a former member of his gang, who’s found a new life in a quiet town populated only by women.
In this episode, Carlos Rivera talks about his 18 month journey in writing the score - writing some 4.5 hours of music for the series. He also shares about the evolution of some of the key musical moments, and just how he worked closely with the show’s creative team and instrumentalists throughout which opened new doors for creativity to the composer.
01:42 - Track - Godless Suite
00:14 - Track - "Godless Theme"
08:06 - Track - "Finale"
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