Jeff Toyne Goes Rogue


Since his debut in 1999 with Maxwell’s Demon, Jeff Toyne’s scored a diversity of feature films, gliding between studio and independent visions (Abel’s Field), and working steadily as an orchestrator – most prominently for mentor Brian Tyler on the Final Destination films.

In our interview, Toyne discusses his collaborations with Tyler, and scoring Rogue [M] –  DirectTV’s first foray into original programming, starring Thandie Newton and Marton Csokas.

In  Season 1, Toyne’s music (set for a commercial release later this year) is both strategic and stealth, fluidly gliding between each episode’s sound design and the profanity-laced dialogue. The fragmented life and identity crises of central character Grace – undercover cop by day &night, barely functional mom when time permits – is nicely complimented by an incomplete theme which periodically expands and recedes as Grace experiences the extreme vicissitudes of her quest for rogue justice.

A 2007 interview [M] with Toyne regarding one of his early film scores, Shadow in the Trees, is also available.

Special thanks to Jeff Toyne, and Chandler Poling at White Bear PR.

This podcast is also available at Sound Cloud.




Mark R. Hasan, Editor
Big Head Amusements

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