"Musical Archeology" with Prehistoric Instruments of Human Bone
Season Two available on Blu-Ray disc; Season One DVD and soundtrack in Stores
LICHT SCORING LIFETIME TV'S MANEATER
(Hollywood, CA) Composer Daniel Licht draws from the ages to create music for the Showtime Original series "Dexter" by using prehistoric instruments made from human or animal bones. These are some of the earliest known musical instruments and were chosen for keeping with the series' theme of title character Dexter Morgan, the Miami-based serial killer who works for the Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst, who dismembers his victims. The music can be heard throughout Season two and season three. Season two is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Licht is currently scoring Lifetime Television's four-hour miniseries Maneater (no relation to Cannibalism) which begins airing May 30th."Maneater" is based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's book about a thirtysomething socialite in a panic because she's still single. She sets her sights on a Hollywood producer. In real life, Grazer was married to Brian Grazer, the Oscar-winning producer of "A Beautiful Mind."
To truly add the authenticity of "Dexter," composer Dan Licht turned to renowned musical archeologist Elisabeth Waldo. Waldo was the first to record rare pre-Colombian instruments which include bone flutes or pipes; pierced phalanges (plalangeal whistles'), bullroarers, and rasps. The new use of these timeless treasures helps Licht create a unique musical palate for "Dexter," giving an eerie yet melodic pulse to the music.
Based on Jeff Lindsay's novels, the show tells the story of protagonist Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) and his life in forensics for the Miami Dade Police Department. Based on a code instilled in him by his foster father, Dexter hunts down people who have escaped justice and makes sure they don't get away with a crime again. The series won TV Program of the Year at AFI in 2006 and a Golden Globe nomination.
Dan Licht's film credits include "Hellraiser Bloodline," Stephen King's "Thinner," and "Permanent Midnight." TV credits include "Jake in Progess," and "Kitchen Confidential." Most recently, Licht was awarded the BMI TV music award for his work on "Dexter."