"The main direction I received was that the score should help with the feeling that 'something is not right' in the town of Wayward Pines," said Clouser. "For a while, we don't know if Matt Dillon's character is hallucinating, or maybe still in a coma and just dreaming, so the score needed to lean toward a 'malfunctioning' feelthat meant using sounds that are a little 'out of whack.' As the series progresses, the score starts to get more and more intenseso we needed to keep raising the stakes while still being able to reference the themes and palette that we established right at the start."
"For Wayward Pines I tried to envision the whole ten-episode run as one long crescendolike a big 'wedge' shape with the pointy end at the start of the series and a musical 'cliff' at the end," described Clouser. "We start off small and get pretty epic by the time we approach the end, until there is a gigantic climax and we finally fall off that cliffso that is a fundamental difference between a show like this with a finite number of episodes, and an open-ended series where you don't know how long that wedge might last. I quite liked being able to plan ahead like this and make one long and hopefully coherent statement across the whole series."
Wayward Pines airs Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX and is a production of FX Productions.