ET The Extraterrestrial w/ Alex Geringas

Composer Alex Geringas (Batwheels, the Trolls franchise) joins us to discuss John Williams' totemic score for ET. We discuss Alex's childhood as an immigrant in Germany, how to score modern children's television, composing a grammy-winning song for Kelly Clarkson, and much more. Join us, won't you, as we get on our BMX bikes to phone home.

My Big Score was created, hosted, and edited by Christopher Dole. All piano music performed by Christopher Dole.

The main theme was composed by Erik Jourgensen.

Show artwork by Chandler Candela.

Our social media consultant is Ellie Warren.

This series is produced in Los Angeles County on the ancestral lands of the Tongva, Tatavium, and Chumash.

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ET The Extraterrestrial w/ Alex Geringas
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