The Michael Giacchino tweet from January 21 that included this photo: “Today I’m at the Eastwood Scoring Stage recording a solo piano album based on the themes from LOST w @hichrisryan.”
I bring this up because Chris emailed me about it, so I emailed him back and I asked him how this came about. Here’s what he said:
“Not sure if you remember me, but two years ago you tweeted about a piano medley I made of the themes from LOST on YouTube. Well, Michael Giacchino found it, and we recorded a full album this past Saturday!”
“About a year ago someone emailed him the YouTube video (I think it was Carlton Cuse). I had also sent Michael a letter several months earlier telling him how much of an influence he’s had on me over the years, which is ultimately how he got in touch with me. Since then, the whole thing has undergone a pretty big makeover, and now it’s a longer piano suite with several movements. I can’t provide any info on a release date or distribution, so for the time being I’ve just been telling people to stay tuned, haha. Thanks again - and I’m a huge fan, by the way!!”
You can watch Chris’ original video here. It’s just over 8 minutes long and has over 164,000 views. You’ll be glad you did.