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Interview…Composer Jeremy Turner on Saying Yes to Everything and ‘Marvel’s 616’ Docuseries

Composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Turner is known for creating innovative and diverse music for the moving image and the stage. He is a two time EMMY nominee, has won the Music + Sound Award, the International Documentary Association Award, the AICP Award, and has been named in NPR Music’s Favorite Songs of the Year. Jeremy recently completed scores for shows on Disney+, HBO, and Netflix.

Jeremy began his musical studies on the piano at the age of 5 and started playing the cello when he was 8 years old. After growing up in Michigan, he attended The Juilliard School as a pupil of Harvey Shapiro and studied chamber music with Felix Galimir. When he was 21 years old he joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and upon completing his first season was invited to join The Met Chamber Ensemble in its inaugural year. After a sabbatical spent in New Zealand as Principal Cello of The Auckland Philharmonia, he returned to the Met as Assistant Principal Cello and went on to complete his final season as a member of the orchestra in 2011.

Performing throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, Jeremy has appeared as a cellist on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, 30 Rock, MTV Unplugged, and has performed with artists such as Paul McCartney, David Byrne, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, The National, Sufjan Stevens, My Morning Jacket, Lupe Fiasco, She and Him, and Dirty Projectors.

Another notable project includes collaborating with James Murphy on original music for the Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, directed by Mike Nichols. Jeremy also composed and conducted the score to the Netflix original series Five Came Back, produced by Steven Spielberg and Scott Rudin.

You can hear samples of that powerful score at Jeremy’s website by clicking this link. They all have so much passion in the cues and you can just feel the energy as well as the importance of the Allies’ role in the war. But our favorite is “Wonderful” which is aptly named (check it out in the video below). It’s masterful but once you get past the 2:00 minute mark it kicks into high gear – it’s nearly life-changing music.

As a composer, his music has been heard around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. We were very lucky to speak with Jeremy about his career including his latest project: the docuseries Marvel’s 616. He wrote the main theme for the show and the music for the episode ‘Lost & Found‘. All 8 episodes will stream on Disney+ this month (check out the trailer below).

Our good friend Bryan Kluger of Boomstick Comics joined us for this podcast. Click the image to listen to the podcast, and we’ve included the main title track from the down below. Enjoy!!

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You can learn more about Jeremy and his work at his official website. His work to Chef’s Table and Immigration Nation can be heard on those shows which have aired. He also is scoring a Hulu movie that will release next year, and a documentary for Google set to release after Thanksgiving.

Marvel’s 616 premieres exclusively on Disney+ on November 20.

Marvel’s 616 explores Marvel’s rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Episodes in this anthology series will cover topics including Marvel’s world-spanning artists, the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics, discovering the “forgotten” characters of Marvel, and much more.