Michiel van Poelgeest

01-06 Michiel van Poelgeest launches Music for imaginary series

What do Stranger Things, Dirk Gently and Airwolf have in common (besides the fact that they are popular TV-series) ? All three have a fantastic soundtrack, instantly recognizable by the typical synthesizer sound.

Composer and producer Michiel van Poelgeest became enthralled with this sound and asked himself: “What makes great electronic scores so epic?”

He started a research project, ‘The Music for Imaginary Series Project’, looking at composers like Giorgio Moroder and Cliff Martinez and bands like M83. This resulted in an extensive article he published on Medium and off courses: music. He composed the ‘synth scores’; Cooler, Warmer en Stranger. Listen to them below.


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