Carnival Row Soundtrack Coming Soon

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Nathan Barr released a teaser of the soundtrack for Carnival Row on his personal Instagram page along with the information that the soundtrack will officially be released in only three days’ time on Friday, 8 November 2019!

You can find links to order and download the soundtrack from select digital stores here!

Read this interview with the composer where he talks about using “unusual” instruments like a rare Wurlitzer organ and the sound of a human femur in his creation of the beautifully haunting score for the Victorian noir series.

Season 1 of Carnival Row is available on Amazon Prime while the production of season 2 seems to be resuming after it was put on a short hiatus following a change in showrunners. Andrew Gower is confirmed to reprise his role as Ezra Spurnrose.

Andrew at Texas Gathering

This past weekend, Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters attended a private gathering of Outlander fans in Texas (USA). Despite it being a strictly private event, some attendees took to social media to share some moments of their time with the Liverpudlian actors.

Follow Andrew Gower Fans on Twitter or Instagram to see more pictures from the event!

Thanks to YouTube user Samantha Kraupner we can also share these videos with you. Andrew and Stephen treated the attendees with a special private concert at the event and performed some Beatles song plus “Do you Remember”, the song they wrote for their short film Humpty Fu*king Dumpty. Continue reading “Andrew at Texas Gathering”

Nathan Barr on Composing “Carnival Row”

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In their September issue Mix Magazine talked with award winning composer Nathan Barr (True Blood) about his “Stunning New Studio, a Rare Wurlitzer Organ, and the Tones of a Human Femur”. Apparently both of these unusual “instruments” will play a part in composing the soundtrack for his current project Carnival Row:

Currently, Barr is scoring two projects — Amazon Studio’s upcoming fantasy drama series Carnival Row and Universal Pictures and Amblin’s fantasy adventure film The House with a Clock in Its Walls, opening in theaters this month.

For Carnival Row, Barr’s left-of-center sound palette incorporates some of his more esoteric instruments, such as a glass armonica (designed by Benjamin Franklin in 1761) that he occasionally plays with steel drum mallets, a nyckelharpa, and the bottom pedals of the Wurlitzer Theater organ, which are capable of producing a low, rumbling growl. But the most unusual instrument Barr chose is the kanglang.

“It’s a human femur from Tibet that’s probably 150 to 200 years old. Some monks when they die have portions of their bones turned into trinkets or instruments,” Barr explains. “The kanglang produces a strange, incredibly unique sound that’s somewhere between music and sound design.”

In another interview with Reverb, Nathan Barr also mentions scoring Carnival Row:

I had a vision when I moved out here 20 years ago of a big, beautiful room to record music in and sort of having different stations, where I could bounce around from keyboards to strings to whatever, and that’s kind of what it’s become when we’re not recording orchestra. I’m doing a show right now at Amazon called Carnival Row, and I’m using the Wurlitzer quite a bit in that—sort of almost as a synth. So we have the organ on and in place and mic’d most of the time. So I can just sit down, and then we’ve got a picture up on the stage as well.

This sounds really intriguing and we can’t wait to hear the finished result – along with seeing Andrew Gower as Ezra Spurnrose in early 2019!

Outlander Vegas Reviews on Twitter

If you are not on Twitter, you might have missed some of the wonderful things attendees had to say about Andrew’s appearance at Outlander Vegas convention on 13 and 14 July 2018.

Read some of the tweets, which also include tidbits from the panels and information about Andrew’s and Stephen Walters’ upcoming project Humpty Dumpty, and check out the pictures he took with happy fans and other pictures from the event:

 

Continue reading “Outlander Vegas Reviews on Twitter”

Andrew and Stephen perform at Outlander Vegas

As part of their joint panel on Friday 13 July 2018 at Creation’s Outlander Vegas conventions, Andrew and Stephen Walters sang one of the songs they wrote for their documentary Humpty Dumpty.

You can now watch the full video of their performance of “Do You Remember” on YouTube!

Panel with Diana Gabaldon at Denver Comic Con

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Andrew joined Outlander author Diana Gabaldon in a panel at Denver Comic Con. The duo answered some question from the moderator but also the audience covering topics such as Outlander (of course), but also Andrew’s former band Emerson and his current Kickstarter campaign for Humpty Dumpty.

Visit our Gallery for more pictures from the convention!

Michael Emmerson interviews

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Michael Emmerson has been interviewed for FemaleFirst.co.uk; the interview contains a short story about how his solo release of former Emerson track Back to You was co-written by himself and Andrew. Watch it here.

Michael has also been interviewed by GayDar radio about his release of Back to You. The interview contains several mentions of Andrew:

I used to listen to songs that I liked and work them out on the keyboard by ear, and I soon found that I could do it quite easily, so I started to write my own ideas. It wasn’t ’til I was about 14 or 15 though that I started to co-write songs with my friend Andrew Gower. We wrote loads of songs together, but then when he moved to London to pursue his acting career about 4 years ago, I started to write songs by myself and haven’t stopped since.

Read the full interview with Michael here.

Listen to Michael Emmerson’s version of Back to You and his other songs here on Soundcloud:

Frankenstein’s Wedding: The Dance

At the end of the live performance of Frankenstein’s Wedding, the cast performed a choreographed dance which also saw Andrew singing the first few lines of Make You Feel My Love. The most spectacular part of the dance however, was the audience joining in with the dance. They had been taught the dance previously and seeing 12,000 people performing it in unison is something to behold.

As an aside, the look on Andrew’s face when he looks out over the crowd at the end is absolutely wonderful!

Frankenstein’s Wedding – Andrew sings ‘Wires’

As part of Frankenstein’s Wedding, Andrew sang Athlete’s Wires (and made every girl there wish she was up there in that plastic box with him!). Thanks to YouTube user symanleedsuk you can watch it again here:

He also sang Snow Patrol’s Make It Go On Forever which is an incredibly beautiful song, he really does it justice. Again thanks to symanleedsuk you can watch it here:

If you like Andrew’s vocals on the Frankenstein’s Wedding songs, you can also hear him in his own band Emerson – pop over to the Emerson page on this site to hear some of their tracks.

Liverpool Echo interview

The Liverpool Echo have published a long interview with Andrew following the screening of the first episode of Monroe and previewing next month’s Frankenstein’s Wedding. It also covers his life in Liverpool before he left to attend the Oxford School of Drama, and Andrew talks about his love for The Beatles and his music project Emerson.

Read the full interview here.

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