Stephanie Economou ’12 Composes Score for New Netflix Series

Composition alumna Stephanie Economou ’12 has been busy on the interview circuit, discussing her creative process as composer for the Netflix original series Jupiter’s Legacy, a superhero story starring Josh Duhamel and based on the graphic novel by writer Mark Millar and artist Frank Quitely. The series launched on May 7, 2021.

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With Coming Soon, Stephanie discussed her first forays into film scoring while still an undergraduate at NEC:

“Going to the New England Conservatory of Music for college, I had a couple friends who were filmmakers at Emerson and they had some short films, and they were like, ‘Hey, do you want to score them?’ And I was like, ‘Sure, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing, but I’ll give it a shot!’

“And it was just such a wonderful feeling to just collaborate with other people who aren’t in the music world. They always pushed me to do something that I wouldn’t have normally done [...]

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With Awards Daily, Stephanie discussed diversity of composer perspectives:

“I didn’t want to listen to other scores before I started on Jupiter’s Legacy. Some of those scores are excellent but I wanted to do something based on the story and something that was very singular to me. A lot of them end up being really similar sounding. [...]

“When you have a lack of diverse voices, you end up with similar products. When you involve people from a different perspective–whether it be a woman or a person of color or someone from a band background or a different world–you bring in something unique.

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