The Mandalorian Music Video – Ludwig Göransson
We saw a little bit of this when Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian explored Ludwig Göransson’s musical method.
But now we have a “wizard” level music video, which brings the whole process home.
Check it out:
Ludwig Göransson | Scoring The Mandalorian | Disney+
Watch as the Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson performs the theme from The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian is streaming on Disney+. Directed by Isaac Ravishankara.
Göransson Q & A
The fabulous Anthony Breznican has the Q & A with Göransson in Vanity Fair.
Here’s a taste:
Vanity Fair: In the video, you’re performing so much of The Mandalorian theme alone. Is that really you on the score, doing all the different instruments yourself?
Ludwig Göransson: Yeah, basically, except for the orchestral instruments that you hear halfway in. I read the script early on, and I had a conversation with [creator and executive producer] Jon Favreau about what we’re trying to do. He showed me some artwork and pictures. I got very inspired, and I just closed myself off in my studio for a month and surrounded myself with all different instruments. I just started recording myself. It felt like meditation. This was how I used to write music as a kid.
I wanted to get back a little bit into that mentality, because I remember watching Star Wars for the first time as a kid. The music, especially, had such an impact on me. I wanted to reconnect. It was kind of like a journey in itself. Each instrument brought me to another. I’d start with a recorder, and thanks to those instruments, I got inspiration. And I went to the piano and played something else. And then I went to the guitars, and then I went to the drums. I wrote about five songs, and these songs became the material that I used throughout the show.
After you re-watch that gorgeous video again, check out the full interview over at Vanity Fair.