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Composer “Somebody Somewhere”, “A Black Lady Sketch Show” Amanda Jones – Sound and Screen – Deadline

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Composer Amanda Jones works for two HBO/HBO Max shows Someone somewhere and Sketch show of a black lady, simultaneously. However, she says the two are so different that overlap is not an issue.

“I feel like nature Sketch show Black Lady, each sketch is its own universe, its own vignette. So I can have a lot of fun and just go crazy, ”Jones said during a panel discussion for both series on Deadline’s Sound and screen A musical event of the awards season.

In Robin’s comedy series, Ted Jones works hard on the rhythm of the sketches, so her music accompanies the comedy.

“Comedy is all about walking,” Jones said. “You just want to leave as much room as possible for comedy. I have a metronome on my phone, so I just tap on the tempo, comedy beats, and that’s how I come up with the tempo for some of these sketches. I’m leaving on vacation. It’s a lot of different tempos to feel the comedy and give it space ”.

On Thursday, the orchestra performs music from “Somebody Somewhere” and “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
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Someone somewhere, on the other hand, is autobiographical for executive producer and star Bridget Everett. She plays Sam, a woman who returns home to Kansas after her mother’s death.

“There was a very specific message that Bridget’s mother was a piano teacher,” Jones said. “So we wanted the score to be very piano-oriented and it felt like we were in a music class.”

The Someone somewhere the account also combines unexpected tools, at Everett’s request.

“We came up with this idea where duos are unlikely to be best friends,” Jones said. “For example, you can warm up with a trombonist and a flutist. They may not be in one section, but they are just hanging out. So that was the beginning of the score when there were these really cool solo duos. ”

Check out the video panel on Monday.

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