Episode 7: House of Cards

Jeff Beal – House of Cards (Main Title Theme)


In this episode, composer Jeff Beal deconstructs the main title theme music to the Netflix original series House of Cards, which has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Original Main Title Theme and Outstanding Music Composition. The show was adapted from a British series of the same name by writer Beau Willimon, and director and executive producer David Fincher. Jeff talks about his collaborative process with Fincher, and how they found the mood and musical palette for the show and its theme, and how it changed from season one to season two. A brief word of warning, if you haven’t watched the first season, there are spoilers about how that season ends.

You can buy the House of Cards score by Jeff Beal on iTunes here.

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

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