My work on Pokemon The Series: XY began with Season 17. The theme song is a “re-imagining" of the original, iconic “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” song from Season 1, while my approach to the score is to treat it like an opera or classic ballet. Every character (including each of the Pokémon) has their own theme. The main protagonist, Ash, for example, has a three-note leitmotif usually heard on a trumpet that reappears in various forms throughout the score.
Composing the score for the show makes use of skills I've developed over the years as a professional composer, and the variety of tone and plot lines in each episode affords a wide range of opportunities for musical expression. In a given episode, I may compose music that’s evocative of John Williams’ film scores, contemporary classical music, electronica, hip-hop, the list goes on.