“Cosmos,” the modern-day reboot of Carl Sagan’s classic science TV program, hits me right in the feel-thinks. For me, it’s equal parts science and spiritual contemplation, and I’m so thankful that the producers took the risk to create it.
As a film composer, I’m also enjoying the musical score by Alan Silvestri. In this post, I’m going to analyze the main theme, because:
- We get to hear the whole, decadent 90 seconds of the theme in each episode.
- Those 90 seconds pack a lot of thematic material, and Silvestri draws heavily on it for the body of the score.
- There’s one passage in the middle that is just pure genius! It’s the piece that motivated me to investigate this theme.