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Interview…Composer Alec Puro on ‘The Crew’, ‘Black Summer’ and ‘The Mighty Ones’

The composing world is a fast paced industry. It’s a lot of hustle just to get in the door, and then, once you got the job, it’s even faster. Oh, and if you’re in composing for television, it’s faster still. So why would anyone want to do this for a living? Well, if you’re like Alec Puro, it’s just too much fun not to.

Alec has a lifetime of experiences playing and making music. A seasoned drummer, producer and all around nice guy, Alec makes it look easy and has done music (both composing and licensing) for multiple, multiple TV shows.

On his crowded plate are a trio of projects that couldn’t be any more different. He’s got the Kevin James series The Crew, John Hyams‘ exquisitely horrific zombie series Black Summer on Netflix, and Hulu‘s animated series The Mighty Ones. He also owns Gramoscope Music which supplies music to show’s like ABC Family’s The Fosters and MTV’s Sweet/Vicious.

The world needs to hear more of Alec’s music, that’s for sure. Whenever I listen to the score for Black Summer, even from the very first cue (titled “Nausea”), I always think of Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, “The suspense is terrible! I hope it will last.

We again join our good friend Bryan Kluger of BoomStick Comics, and for one fun-filled hour, we got to know all about Alec, his process, and the attention he gives each of his projects. We were excited to see how he does it all.

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You can check out more of Alec’s work at his official website: Gramoscope Music. He is currently working on season 2 of Black Summer.