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Warped Superheroism: The Music of Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Song Exploder and composer Brian Tyler talk scoring Marvel's mega-blockbuster.

Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians deconstruct their songs and tell the stories behind how they were made. In the past, it's explored tracks from tUnE-yArDs to My Morning Jacket and more. In the newest episode, musician, creator, and host Hrishikesh Hirway and Brian Tyler talk scoring Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. 

The title card for Avengers: Age of Ultron comes up 12 minutes into the movie. Against a black background, the Avengers logo takes up almost the entire screen. You might expect a triumphant, heroic piece of music, but the film called for something more complicated.


Coming up, you’ll hear why and how composer Brian Tyler tackled that piece of score, in his third feature for Marvel Studios. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Philharmonic, with Brian himself conducting. You can check out more of Brian Tyler's work on his website.

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Watch the Marvel logo and fanfare, which Brian Tyler wrote:

Buy the Avengers: Age of Ultron soundtrack here.

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