House of Cards: Season 2 (Music From the Netflix Original Series) by Jeff Beal on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Composer Jeff Beal details his ongoing musical collaboration with House of Cards producer David Fincher: “Very similarly to what we did with season one, David gave me some ideas about where he thought the second season should go. He sent me one little piece of music to listen to that was very helpful—by Angelo Badalamenti for The Comfort of Strangers, a Paul Schrader film. It sounds very much like The Godfather in a way. Basically that was a little shorthand for him saying he felt like the second season was going to want to be even a little darker and a little more sweeping. You know Kevin Spacey's character is going for the brass ring in season two.” Beal also notes the season’s evolving musical tone is both unusual and gratifying. “I was able to expand the <House of Cards> world even further because of where the story was going."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Composer Jeff Beal details his ongoing musical collaboration with House of Cards producer David Fincher: “Very similarly to what we did with season one, David gave me some ideas about where he thought the second season should go. He sent me one little piece of music to listen to that was very helpful—by Angelo Badalamenti for The Comfort of Strangers, a Paul Schrader film. It sounds very much like The Godfather in a way. Basically that was a little shorthand for him saying he felt like the second season was going to want to be even a little darker and a little more sweeping. You know Kevin Spacey's character is going for the brass ring in season two.” Beal also notes the season’s evolving musical tone is both unusual and gratifying. “I was able to expand the <House of Cards> world even further because of where the story was going."

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About Jeff Beal

Trumpeter and composer Jeff Beal's music, much of it done for film and television enterprises, encompasses threads of jazz, classical, and new age sounds, and his best compositions feature a logically arranged synthesis of both improvisatory and composed elements. Beal was born June 20, 1963 in Hayward, California, and began studying the trumpet in the third grade, writing his first long-form composition while he was a student in high school, developing the merging of improvisation and classical composition that would become his professional signature. He studied composition and trumpet at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, graduating in 1985. Beal moved to New York City, where he recorded his first album, Liberation, for Island Records, the first of several solo albums. Relocating to Los Angeles, his skills at writing accessible orchestral compositions that allowed room for improvisation found him working increasingly in film and television scoring, beginning with his work on Ed Harris' directorial debut, Pollock, in 2001. His many credits in the field include the main theme for the USA Network series Monk, as well as scoring work on HBO's Carnivale and Rome, Ridley Scott's CIA series The Company, and for numerous films, including Appaloosa, No Good Deed, Little Red Wagon, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Wilde Salome, among others, as well as working on the Golden Globe-winning series Ugly Betty and Netflix's House of Cards television series. Beal conducts and orchestrates his own scores, and often performs on them. ~ Steve Leggett

  • ORIGIN
    Haywood, CA
  • BORN
    Jun 20, 1963

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