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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Music
      To: CIS  
    Date: 9/20/1998 3:22:00 PM  

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Carl Cantarella <105030.3700@compuserve.com> asks:
> Is Christopher Franke still part of the team, or do you bring in
> someone new?

We haven't yet set a composer for Crusade; we're giving a shot
to Evan Chen, a chinese-born classical composer with a strong jazz
background, on A Call to Arms. How that turns out will determine much
that follows.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Music
      To: CIS  
    Date: 9/20/1998 5:25:00 PM  

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Evan's an amazing composer...he came out of Shanghai, studied
music in Russia and Germany, was fast becoming a leading, classically
trained composer, and discovered jazz in his twenties, dropped
everything to come to Chicago and study under some of the best jazz men
around (even if it meant washing dishes to get by). His stuff is the
most amazing blend of asian influence, classical instrumentation, jazz
and rock backbeats I've ever heard, even using asian scales (somewhat
different from western musical scales) in unexpected places to make
western music sound totally different.

For a show as different as this, I wanted a completely
different, totally unique sound, something I've never heard before, and
Evan Chen has it.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Music
      To: CIS  
    Date: 9/21/1998 4:17:00 PM  

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Graham Smith <74010.764@compuserve.com> asks:
> Is he working with any groups that are recording?

Not that I'm aware of. I think we got in and found him before
anybody else could get their hands on him.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Music
      To: CIS  
    Date: 10/4/1998 1:31:00 PM  

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{original post unavailable}

No, nothing commercially available.

jms

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