Composer Bear McCreary: Passion and pain of making music for Outlander

OUTLANDER composer Bear McCreary says writing the music for harrowing scenes takes him to a ‘very dark place’.

“The show has moments that are as bleak and dark as anything I’ve ever scored and I have discovered that I am a bit of a method actor when it comes to my compositions,” he says.

The dramatic finale of season one in Starz TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s books made viewers flinch as hero Jamie Fraser was subjected to humiliating torture – and Bear says writing the music to match was also painful.

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