Right after Steve Davison's Making of World of Color, the next presentation was "We Make the Music: Disney Theme Park Music" which started 30 minutes after the WoC presentation.
Waited in the queue which was already broken up into 4 sections already. I wasn't sure if I would be able to make it into this viewing. Eventually I was able to enter the theater, but was about three quarters back from the stage.
Most of these shots are pictures from the side monitors because I was sitting in front of someone who blocked the chairs of the host and the music people.
I forgot his name, but apparently he has a hideous corduroy jacket
First up is Bruce
He talks about Spaceship Earth and how he had to create melodies that would easily transition from one scene to the next
At certain points, small clips of music were played
He talked about Ellen's Universe of Energy and even mentioned that it is a great attraction. And I agree, this is one of my favorite attractions at EPCOT
Next up, Joel
He talks about his work with Tokyo Disney Sea's Tower of Terror
A picture of him conducting the orchestra for the Tokyo attraction
A small clip of music was played
The music seemed to have put Joel in a trance
He talked briefly about the score for the Hall of Presidents
Up next was a two-for-one. Brendan and Valerie
This is a picture of their band. Can't remember the drummers name
The two of them playing at the piano. They composed the music for Toy Story: The Musical that is being played on the Disney Cruise
With a little help from Joel, they sang a small part from the Little Green Men song
After the two, it was now Richards turn
He talks about Tokyo's Tiki Room
His work for Reflections of China at EPCOT
And the Indiana Jones Adventure attraction
Unfortunately, there was no music played during his time. There were small difficulties with his iPod. But he did have some funny stories on how it was a bit difficult at first to get time notes with a stop watch, pencils, legal pads while on the attraction
Last but not least, Michael
He talks about being asked to do Space Mountain for Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris
Because Disneyland's was in pieces at the time, he and another member Mr Dennis (forgot his first name) had to go to Tokyo to ride theirs since it was identical to Disneyland's. But first, a stop at Disneyland Paris. This had to take place within 6 days.
Michael talked about getting off the plane with bags in hand and litterally heading straight to DLRP to ride Space Mountain after the park closed. After they spent the whole night there riding it and taking notes, it was off to Tokyo and do the same thing.
According to Michael, he looks angry. Keen eyes will note that the shirt he is wearing in the picture is identical to the shirt he is wearing at the presentation
A job well done