‘Game of Thrones’ composer Ramin Djawadi reveals how the showrunners talked in ‘riddles’ about Daenerys and Jon’s fate years ago
Djawadi: Exactly. That was exactly my intention. It just shows the power of music, right? There were no words [in that scene] but by putting that in there your imagination goes [into] where this could have gone. I wanted people to have that emotion, and have those thoughts. I’m glad it was picked up.
Renfro: What was the most challenging scene to write music for this season?
Djawadi: I find almost everything challenging [laughing]. I guess maybe “The Night King.” I definitely knew that I wanted to really try to wrap up [on the show] things nicely with all the themes that we know and have come to love, so there were opportunities for that, but there were opportunities for new things.
Obviously “The Night King” theme was our big new theme this season, and writing that piece was challenging in many ways. One is because we decided to for the second time in “Game of Thrones” history to really focus on the piano again. We felt this was an opportunity to have a big piano piece, and we wanted to call back to
Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Game of Thrones.”
In a new interview with INSIDER, composer Ramin Djawadi reveals the “positive” meaning of the final track which played on the show, titled “A Song of Ice and Fire,” as well as why “The Night King” score was so challenging.
He also says the HBO showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told him back before season seven that Jon and Daenerys’ relationship would be “complicated,” which helped him write their tragic love theme music.
Djawadi is taking the “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience” on tour once again this year.
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Composer Ramin Djawadi had a formidable task ahead of him for the final season of “Game of Thrones.” Back when he was working on the seventh season in 2017, Djawadi didn’t know his music written for Jon and Dany would also need to play right as Jon Snow plunged a dagger into Daenerys’ heart.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had “talked a little bit in riddles” about Dany’s fate and the music Djawadi needed to write, the composer said in an interview with INSIDER on Tuesday morning.
“They said, ‘OK, this needs to be a really romantic theme, but make sure that it’s a love theme that can imply complications,'” Djawadi said. “That’s how they started me out. They said things turn differently and things go wrong.”
Their love “theme” (the term Djawadi uses to refer to the melody unique to a character’s scenes you can hear on the soundtrack) was worked into a track on the season eight score called “The Iron Throne.”
The song played just as Jon and Dany kissed, mimicking the way she believed they were going to have a happy ending. But it …read more
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