Composer Terence Blanchard On A Streetcar Named Desire Score [VIDEO]
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WATCH: Composer Terence Blanchard Explains Musical Direction for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The score was an essential part of bringing Tennessee Williams‘ 1947 play, A Streetcar Named Desire, back to the stage. With the city of New Orleans as a backdrop and its rich musical history as inspiration, the play needed the right individual to pull it all together. Noted jazz composer Terence Blanchard, who has five Grammys on his resume, was a solid choice. Having recently scored Chris Rock‘s Broadway production The Motherf**ker With the Hat and the George Lucas’ Red Tails, he was more than qualified to shape the backdrop for the classic production. got the opportunity to sit down with Blanchard, who explained how he conceptualized Streetcar‘s music and what influence New Orleans’ bands had on his selections. Watch below as he goes through his creative process.

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