Kristina A. Bishoff is a composer and 3-time nominee for Best Music at the Utah Film/Music Awards. She's written music for Salt Lake Pops, Pretty Darn Funny web-series and, as a part of the group THE BLACK PIPER, she wrote music for Kaladin, a book soundtrack that raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter. It was this experience that, in part, inspired her to pursue her own book soundtrack project for GREEN RIDER.
Green Rider is the first book in a series by Kirsten Britain. Published by Daw books, it was nominated for a Crawford Award in 1999 and has become a New York Times best selling series. It is a classic quest tale set in a medieval fantasy world and it begins when protagonist Karigan, is expelled from school. On her way home from school, she encounters one of the magically bound Green Riders, who carries a vital message for King Zachary. The rider, having been mortally wounded, convinces Karigan to complete his mission and deliver the messages ... and thus becoming a Green Rider.
In this episode, Kristina Bishoff talks about her unique challenges in writing her score, both as a composer and a mother of two young children. She explores several of her inspirations and motivations behind several of her key themes and the instrumental palette she chose to help accentuate the reader's experience. She also shares the story of writing a theme (on one-hand) as a part of a stretch-goal from the $100,000 Kickstarter campaign she ran to fund this project.
02:01 - Introduction - the life-changing passion project
03:14 - "Green Rider"
03:28 - "Escape from Selium"
06:00 - "Welcome Rider"
11:32 - "Journey North"
00:18 - "Rider Barracks"
12:45 - "Rider Barracks"
The soundtrack was released in late 2018. You can find it on CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.
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