Jeremy posted an incredible cue from the Book 2 finale. I can’t express how grateful I am to be able to work with this immensely, uniquely talented composer, and to call him a close friend. I was in the kitchen of the Nickelodeon studios yesterday and the second episode of Avatar was playing on Nicktoons. I hadn’t seen it in a long time, and as much as I love ALL of the music he did for Avatar, it was incredible to hear just how far Jeremy’s scores have come since then. I think this cue, “Jinora’s Light,” is a perfect example of the sublime subtlety and reserved confidence that permeates his work now.
I’m back on the blog with a post about the upcoming Korra soundtrack.
Mike has a great post about the storytelling aspect of Jeremy’s scores on his WordPress blog… I believe the young people say “after the jump,” or something. I say, “click that View Post thing.”
Mike and I are excited, elated, proud, relieved, and a bunch of other emotions to *FINALLY* announce the release of a soundtrack of Jeremy Zuckerman’s score from Book 1 of The Legend of Korra. I can’t begin to summarize the 9-year struggle we have endured to get any sort of a soundtrack released. We love Jeremy’s music deeply, and we know the fans do too, so it has been an incredibly frustrating wait and battle to make this a reality. All of the online petitions for an Avatar: The Last Airbender soundtrack were an amazing show of support from thousands of people and greatly appreciated, but for so long it seemed to be in vain as the idea of a soundtrack was blocked at a bureaucratic impasse.
Gratefully, thanks to the tireless efforts of some key people inside and outside of Nickelodeon who championed this project for many years, it is finally happening. Now, we are very aware that those petitions were for an Avatar soundtrack, which has yet to see the light of day. Firstly, we are lucky to get any sort of music release to happen, and secondly, our hope is that the Korra Book 1 soundtrack will be a success and show the company that there is a real demand for other music releases, Avatar included.
And a *HUGE* thank to Jeremy for his incredible scores. We are honored and lucky to get to work with a composer so immensely talented and dedicated. Congratulations on the release!
Above is the art I painted for the cover. Below is some info about the release:
–The first-ever The Legend of Korra soundtrack - The Legend of Korra: Original Music From Book One – will be available digitally and in stores everywhere on Tuesday, July 16.
–The album showcases 26 original instrumental tracks composed by Jeremy Zuckerman.
–The album is currently available for pre-order.
–The Legend of Korra: Original Music From Book One is being released by Nickelodeon and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
And here is an article on the Wall St. Journal blog that features a 4-minute cue in its entirety.
Hey, folks! Are you all frustrated that Nickelodeon still hasn’t released a soundtrack from Avatar: The Last Airbender? I know I am! Well, one solution to this problem is to join an orchestra and perform Jeremy Zuckerman’s beautiful scores yourselves!
The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra performs ‘Peace’ from ATLA.
This made me teary-eyed, partially due to hearing this particular piece of music again, but also because this amazing group of people dedicated their time and talents to this. Great work!
Colin Heck just brought this to my attention: Jeremy Zuckerman’s Avatar: The Last Airbender score… in the Olympics? Or at least what looks like an Olympic qualifying event? For synchronized swimming? This seems real. And if so, why didn’t we know about it? I have no idea how they got the music. But hey, that’s really cool! Yay Brasil!