How to Score a Story – Godless – Carlos Rafael Rivera

Carlos Rafael Rivera discusses how to score a story: Godless, a Netflix Limited Series directed by Scott Frank. This video shares the approach and process of composition followed to create the musical soundscape of the story.


“Carlos Rafael Rivera’s score is probably the only #TV music of the year that I can remember other than the music of ‘Stranger Things’— it’s that memorable and hooky.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist.

BMG presents the GODLESS – Original Netflix Limited Series Soundtrack to be released digitally on July 6, 2018. The album features original music by composer Carlos Rafael Rivera (A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES). Grammy award-winner T Bone Burnett served as the executive music producer.

Carlos is a commissioned and award-winning composer whose career has spanned several genres of the music industry. His work for Film and TV includes scores for Netflix’ GODLESS, directed by Scott Frank and produced by Steven Soderbergh, starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery, as well as Universal Pictures’ A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, starring Liam Neeson.

In GODLESS, notorious criminal Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang of outlaws are on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell), a son-like protégé who betrayed the brotherhood. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with hardened widower Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery), an outcast herself, in a worn-down, isolated mining town of La Belle, NM — governed mainly by women. When word reaches La Belle that Griffin is headed their way, the town bands together to defend against the murderous gang in a lawless western frontier.

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