Varèse Sarabande will release the Flesh and Bone – Original Television Soundtrack digitally on December 11, 2015 and on CD January 15, 2016. The album features original music by composer Dave Porter.
"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.