Last spring, David S. Goyer told me about his new pilot for NBC, Constantine. I always loved the DC Comics’ “Hellblazer”antihero for his unique blend of attitude and power. I could imagine nothing more fun than working with David Goyer again, after two successful season of Da Vinci’s Demons, to bring John Constantine to the screen.
I was immediately struck by how closely director Neil Marshall paid tribute to the original “Hellblazer” comics’ dark and gloomy tone. From the beginning, I knew I would need to write dissonant horror music. I brought in the Calder Quartet (with whom I’ve worked on a number of series at this point) because I knew they would be able to provide the sounds of classic cinematic tension: clustered tremolo chords, scraping sul ponticello lines and scratching glisses. (more…)