Solving the Composing Puzzle with David Stal

Paul Dergarabedian
Paul Dergarabedian
Senior Media Analyst

Paul Dergarabedian is joined by David Stal, an award-winning composer who recently contributed to the music for Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit.”

David gives Paul a musical education as he shares how he manages to use his limitless palate to paint sonic pictures that fit within the boundaries of a film, breaking down the different needs of narrative and documentary projects.

This episode covers:

  • The power of music to elicit emotion in films
  • The process of scoring a film
  • Score vs soundtrack and how to navigate them as a composer
  • David’s contributions to the score of “The Queen’s Gambit”
  • The difference between scoring for a documentary or a film/tv show

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