Interview - Marcos Kleine
Marcos Kleine is the guitarist extraordinaire from Brazil who has put together the amazing music soundtrack for Sev Trek: Pus in Boots. Here, he answers a few questions from sevilians...
Q: How did you get involved in Sev?
A: A friend sent an e-mail telling me about the Sev Trek Movie and that John and the crew were searching for someone to create the sound effects. I sent an e-mail to John saying that I would like to score the music. I told him to have a look at my material. John sent a scene of the movie (I think 2 minutes long) just to have an idea of how my work would sound, and it worked! John did like the music, and I was in!
Q: And are there any other Sev activities you participate in?
A: No, just the movie so far. But I would be glad to work with John and the amazing crew that worked on this animation. Everybody is very talented and they are really nice people.
Q: Is the music similar to the real TNG music?
A: In some way....i think...yes! I decided to keep the Next Generation mood on the music, giving it a "serious" feel. In my opinion, when you make a comedy or a parody, the work is even funnier if the music is serious. I followed the ideas of John and he gave some nice tips for the music. I created a main theme and some variations. I think the Barf Vs Barf scene has the most different music of the movie because it has drums.
On the soundtrack there are some details - when something bad happens to any Ensign, I did something similar to "Psicose". Plus there are some "mentions" to Inner Light, the Klingon Theme and the First Contact theme. I didn't use the same notes and progressions, just a similar mood.
Q: Was it hard for you to come up with appropriate music for the scenes?
A: Not at all. It was difficult to start, but Acts 3,4 and 5 I did all in 3 days. It was amazing - I couldn't stop! I was thinking I would finish the music in 1 month and the recording, mixing and mastering took only 1 week. This quick process was so natural and many people are impressed with the soundtrack - this makes me so happy as it is my first soundtrack.
I have some experience as I have a band here in Brasil called KLEINE PROJECT. I make new versions of famous tv and movies themes, so I learnt a little how John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith and others work. This helped me a lot to score this original soundtrack.
Learn more at Marcos Kleine's biography. If you'd like to ask Marcos any more questions, post your question in the online form on the Interviews Page.