Calabasas, CA (June 6, 2005)–Dan Stein and Joel Goodman, composers and co-founders of MusicBox, a music production company that provides original composition and scoring to television programs and feature films, has produced the complete original music score for the upcoming HBO Sports Special entitled Making the Cut.
Making the Cut stars Ray Romano and Kevin James, and takes the two TV stars to the Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Produced by 441 Productions, the special will air on HBO on Saturday, June 18 at 9pm.
For the special, Stein and Goodman provided a provocative blend of dramatic and upbeat music. The score features a unique blend of traditional and exotic elements, mixing such sounds as the dobro, shakuhachi and various world percussion instruments. The distinctive feel of the music behind the show highlights the moments of drama and comedy without being heavy handed.
Said Stein and Goodman, “Ray Romano and Kevin James are naturals when it comes to comedy. We let them cover the comedic moments while we focused on a driving and emotional score.”
Regarding the contributions of Stein and Goodman, producer Mike Tolajian said, “Joel and Dan were great at taking our ideas and expanding on them to create a unique and compelling score for this program. We were very impressed with their skills and ability to work so quickly–elevating our show at the same time. They did a great job.”