For those who have been a die-hard follower of the Universal Studios films, you must’ve noticed the variation of the logo and intro music over the years. But regardless of its different renditions, one thing is certain: you’ll be compelled to immediately stop whatever you’re doing as its iconic design, and one-of-a-kind tune draws your full attention. Perhaps one of the best-known theme melodies was of the music composer and film conductor Jerry Goldsmith. Yet just on the 100th Anniversary of the studio, a new logo and tune were introduced to the audience- and it was another kind of masterpiece.
The genius behind the amazing rendition of Goldsmith’s tune is Brian Tyler. He arranged the soundtrack in such a way that it becomes a fresher voice of the celebration and loveliness of the never-ending magical world of the Universal movies. While you may not be very familiar with his name or face, you’ve definitely heard of this brilliant man before. Born on May 8, 1972, in Orange County, California, he was inspired majorly by his pianist grandmother. After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, and Harvard University, he immediately started to make music scores for indie films such as Bartender and Six-String Samurai.
And there started his shining musical career, giving us some of the most memorable film scores in recent years. He went on to compose on different famous movie scores like The Fast and The Furious series, and also some of the Marvel movies. He was even the man behind the current Marvel Studios fanfare! Brian also made music for games like Modern Warfare and Assassin’s creed and has made the theme song for Formula 1. Being well-rounded and remarkable are mere understatements for this impressive talent. And did I mention that he can play A LOT of musical instruments? And by a lot, I meant thirty to forty instruments, including the mandolin, harp, cello, drums, charango!
Watch the video below and see how this magnificent genius brought Universal’s theme tune to another lively and dreamy realm for the next generation to witness.
I’m totally speechless! I have nothing but awe and admiration for Brian and the orchestra. Wow!