Melodic Treks: A Star Trek Music Podcast

Melodic Treks is a podcast dedicated entirely to the music of Star Trek. Host Brandon-Shea Mutala explores the themes, orchestral scores, and incidental compositions that bring Star Trek episodes and films to life, as well as the composers, singers and musicians behind the sounds.


episode 98: Minimoog Voyager

Charles-Henri Avelange Interview.
Composer Charles-Henri Avelange grew up in France, inspired by the sounds of John Williams in the Star Wars films. Williams' music would inspire Avelange to compose themes in his head while playing out fantasy=tical stories in the corridors of the  12th century Knight Templar castle in Southwest France that he lived in for seven years as a youth. With these amazing pillars holding up the imagination of a young boy, what possible journey could lead him to compose a synth version of the theme song to Star Trek: Voyager?

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala interviews composer Charles-Henri Avelange. We discuss growing up in a castle, writing a score in five hours, composing theme songs, the status of film scoring, his passion project of creating the Star trek: Voyager theme song on the now discontinued minimoog voyager synthesizer. We also play for you Avelange's submission to become a compser for Star Trek: Discovery.

Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome to Melodic Treks (00:01:00) 
Welcome, Charles-Henri (00:01:17) 
12th Century Knight Templar Castle (00:03:33) 
Making Music (00:09:28) 
The Seatle International Film Festival (00:13:44) 
"The Seatle International Film Festival Opening Theme (synth mock up)" (00:17:07) 
5 Hours to Score a % Minute Film (00:20:21) 
"Main Theme from G-32851" (00:23:41) 
Current State of Composing (00:25:20) 
Minimoog (00:34:38) 
"Main Theme From Star Trek: Voyager" (Minimoog Version) (00:39:28) 
Discovering Star Trek (00:41:44) 
Applying for the New Show (00:48:35) 
"Star Trek: Discovery Main Title Submission" (00:51:50) 
Finding Charles-Henri (00:53:58) 
"Commandment of Valor" (00:56:05) 
Closing (01:01:54)
Brandon-Shea Mutala
Charles-Henri Avelange
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Stephen Boyd (Associate Producer) Bobby Tucker (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)


 2019-03-17  1h5m