A podcast on European conflicts from the perspective of each side to provide an alternative to the traditional national narratives. Going chronologically from the Ancient Greeks onwards I will describe to some extent how each battle was won or lost by particular decisions, tactics, technology or fortune. But the aim of each main narrative will be to place each battle in the context of the overall history of Europe.
For the project, I was hired to create segue music that would both capture a very broad, foreboding mood, as well as being gentle enough so as to not disrupt the flow of the narrative. As the podcast encompasses centuries of historical knowledge, it would have been unwise to choose instruments related to an era. We decided, therefore, to take an orchestral approach, with a loose, fading tempo attached to the melody. The end result is a military soundscape.