Last night’s Academy Awards telecast tried some new things. Most importantly (to us) they swapped out longtime musical director Bill Conti for the accomplished Michael Giacchino, who has scored things like Lost.
His plan? To take traditional musical themes, extract the melodies, and then put the rest into a completely different genre. Sound familiar?
Ladies and gentlemen, Microsoft Songsmith was at work before your eyes last night. And you didn’t even know it.