2013-03-18 20:51:50 - Two-Disc Score Album Release Set For Friday, April 2, 2013 on Varèse Sarabande
(West Hollywood, CA) — Award-winning composer Jeff Beal scores House of Cards, the transcendent Netflix original series starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. The show debuted in February as Netflix’s first original series, unprecedentedly releasing all 13 episodes of Season One at the same time turning the typical model of TV production upside down. Beal’s ominous and mischievous score sets the tone for the political thriller’s central themes of power, greed and manipulation. The House of Cards two-disc score album will be available April 2, 2013 on Varèse Sarabande Records.
House of Cards follows House Majority Whip Frank Underwood (Spacey), a strong-willed, power-hungry Democrat from South Carolina set on conquering Washington D.C. alongside his wife, Claire (Wright). When the President decides
to pass over Frank for a presumed appointment to Secretary of State, Underwood takes matters into his own hands by using Congress, the media, and corporate boosters as pawns in exacting revenge on those who betrayed him. Jeff Beal wrote the dramatic score, setting the tone for the tyrannical Frank Underwood. The theme song for the show is heavily trumpet and piano based, instruments of which Beal called upon himself to play for the show’s introduction. “The direction I was inspired to follow when watching the show was to approach the project as if I were scoring a film as opposed to a weekly series,” explained Beal.
Jeff Beal is an award-winning composer for film and television. Beal scored three films which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Blackfish, The Battle of amfAR, and When I Walk, in addition to the premier of He’s Way More Famous than You at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival. Beal’s film and television credits include The Queen of Versailles, Appaloosa, Pollock, Door to Door, The Passion of Ayn Rand, HBO’s Rome, ABC’s Ugly Betty, and the theme and underscore for USA’s hit series Monk. He has received multiple Primetime Emmy Awards and nominations; most recently for his dramatic score for the TNT miniseries, The Company, starring Michael Keaton and Chris O’Donnell.