If you have never seen DreamWorks TROLLS series, you may want to check it out soon on Netflix January 19. What you may be surprised with is how much music and interaction every episode is bursting with. That is why children of different ages, including adults may I say, are totally into this incredibly colorful, musical series.
I had a privilege to meet Alana Da Fonseca, Executive Music Producer, and Alex Geringas, Composer, of Trolls: The Beat Goes On. This incredibly creative duo has worked out songs and music accompaniment for every Trolls episode there is.
Dynamic & Super Fun Duet Writes Music for the TROLLS Series
When you write songs, how do you write your songs? Alana and Alex usually get a short treatment description of the details from the episode, like a parade or party or something going on in the Trolls Village.
When writing for the series like TROLLS, the music team usually gets a brief or a script about the episodes, characters, events that will take place inside each segment of the series. In a word, the music and composing team has to know the details in order to transfer us into the world of feeling and emotion that each episode and characters inside try to convey to us.
After a few demos on how-to-write a song for a series, it was clear that it’s not just about individuals who work on their segment of the animation movie. It is a huge TEAM effort supported by many departments of the movie-making industry. Take a look and listen to the theme song in TROLLS: THE BEAT GOES ON!
Celebrate TROLLS’ Theme Song!
Alana Da Fonseca, the Genius Behind the Music Arrangements
Alana Da Fonseca is a two-time American Music Award-winning, platinum selling songwriter, prodcuer, engineer and vocal arranger. She’s writtern over three hundred original songs licensed in feature films, TV and commercials. She has multiple platinum and gold soundtracks, too.
As a vocal producer, Alana has worked with some of today’s top artists: Daft Punk, Sean Paul, Julian Casablancas, Kesha, Miley Cyrus and many more. She is behind the Trolls: The Beat Goes On colorful melodic original music. You gotta listen to it to truly appreciate the beat, the rhythm, the meaning it gives to each moment in Trolls’ lives.
These days, making music is a complex, yet so much more creative process. All thanks to the technical support form different software. Vocals, percussions, base and any detail could be boosted, de-emphasized and produced in a way the creators see it plausible and more successful for the production piece.
Alex Geringas, the Composer for Trolls: The Beat Goes On
Inspiration is a driving force behind everything they do musically, creatively. Sometimes it is a longer process to find the right pitch, the right feel about the musical piece. But inspiration is flowing, the work is moving fast.
Who is Alex Geringas? He is an Emmy-nominated and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and composer. He is known for his exceptional musical work in:
• Ice Age: Collision Course
• The LEGO Ninjago Movie
• Pitch Perfect 3
Alex has produced for and worked with Kelly Clarkson, Jessie J, Anastacia, Leona Lewis and many more talented singers and performers.
If you are into the yet another popular Netflix series All Hail King Julien, Alex Geringas released his first single there “Who’s da King.” Alex has been writing musical scores for “DreamWorks Home Adventures with Tip & Oh,” and “DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender.”
Love the TROLLS?
Take a look at the Fun music Trolls Team who composes & produces the rhythmic & melodic songs in @Trolls #TheBeatGoesOn – Alana Da Fonseca & Alex Geringas. BRAVO! #DWTrollsTV #DreamWorksTrolls @NETFLIX Series #TrollsTheBeatGoesOn #dreamworkspartner https://t.co/XLn1Y2I6IP pic.twitter.com/gpaqE4nZWF
— Celebrate Woman (@DiscoverSelf) January 17, 2018