‘Dominion’ Composer Creates ‘Epic Soundscapes’ For Syfy Drama

Bill Brown Dominion Composer
Courtesy of Bill Brown

Composer Bill Brown had lots of material to ponder when he took on the second season of Syfy drama “Dominion.” The series is about nothing less than the ultimate battle for Heaven and Earth, with angels duking it out as humanity struggles to survive.

“This season is so epic that it’s easy to do,” Brown says. “I use everything at my fingertips.” That includes an assortment of technology, which is “an important part of the score,” he adds. Among the instruments: an electric cello and a Moog synthesizer — pioneering device of electronic music — made from vintage parts.

“To have a live player playing something that is a hybrid of acoustic and electric, and using these ancient sounds and scales and themes … all of that together just combines with the rest of the score and gives it so much character,” says Brown. He likens the result to a “biblical sound.”

The work, he adds, certainly offers different challenges from recent gigs, including “CSI: N.Y.”

“I had an opportunity to use a whole new sound palette. It’s wonderful to write these epic soundscapes.”

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  1. Jim says:

    I’ve just finished watching season 2 episode 11 called “bewilderment of the heart” and I was wondering if anyone knows the name of the last song on that episode and who wrote it.

  2. Askania-Nova (@MrVickyGoumen) says:

    I’m loving Dominion Season 2 soundtrack so much! All the themes just speak to your heart. And that biblical sound….gives you goosebumps! Thanks for your dedication and hard wirl Bill Brown!

  3. Bill Brown’s score has truly elevated Dominion’s second season. The world has opened up and the storyline is just sensational this year. If you’re not watching, you’re missing one helluva show!

  4. Diane aka Lemongirl says:

    Syfy #Dominion is a culmination of outstanding writing, the best sound track, amazing cast. Loved Season 1, Devouring Season 2, Waiting for Season 3

  5. deb says:

    I absolutely LOVE #Dominion; its scope, its story line, and amazing cast! BEST show on SyFy and TV, period! The sound track is also incredible! I do hope that we see this sound track being released onto CD and this series continuing for many years to come!

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