“Our Planet” with Steven PriceApril 17, 2019 at 5:52 pm
On April 5, Netflix unveiled the eight-part Our Planet, the new documentary narrated by the legendary David Attenborough, producer of so many great BBC films about the natural world. This one is conservation-oriented, examining various aspects of the environment (jungles, deserts, the ice caps, forests, the oceans, etc.) with an eye toward what must be done to preserve them. Steven Price (an Oscar winner for Gravity) composed the music, and on April 16 I got to interview him after a Society of Composers & Lyricists screening (in Netflix’s fabulous new Hollywood screening room) of the first episode. He talked about the process, about recording with the London Philharmonia, and collaborating with Ellie Goulding on a song for the project.