"Moira challenged me to be more overtly emotional than I usually am," Porter said. Moira Walley-Beckett, the series' creator and Executive Producer, challenged him "to use the score as a powerful force to enhance the stakes of the drama, but always encouraged me to find my own way of expressing it." On a series with a background of ballet, Porter felt the score should feature classical orchestral instruments, but in order to distinguish it from the more traditional ballet music around it he chose a more modern direction. At times it was spare, and at other times charged with dissonance.
"This is my first release on the Varèse Sarabande label, and is a comprehensive collection of my score," Porter concluded. "Flesh and Bone is a gritty, complex series that steadfastly explores the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world." Porter went on to say, "this score represents another facet of my work as a composer when working with classical orchestral instruments."
Flesh and Bone airs on STARZ.