Audio School: Ludwig Göransson on scoring ‘The Mandalorian’

Ludwig Göransson scoring The Mandalorian Ludwig Göransson scoring The Mandalorian

The composer’s fascinating, analog-led contribution to the Star Wars universe.

Following his Grammy-winning collaboration with Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, and his Oscar-winning score for the Black Panther (2018), composer and musician Ludwig Göransson responded to the considerable pressure and specific demands of writing a new score for the Star Wars canon by picking up an instrument he can barely play. He reveals How The Mandalorian Score Found The New Star Wars Sound (via Variety):

The beautifully-produced music video, Ludwig Göransson | Scoring The Mandalorian (via Disney+):

Further Viewing

The promo video was shot in The Volume, the virtual set where The Mandalorian series is shot:

Further Listening

Ludwig tells the Song Exploder podcast the story of doing research and making recordings in Africa, and how he incorporated that into the score for the film, Black Panther (2018):