Walt Disney Records recently released the soundtrack for TRON: Uprising, the Disney XD animated television series inspired by the films TRON (1982) and TRON: Legacy (2010). The TRON: Uprising soundtrack features the original score from the series composed by Joseph Trapanese and is available in digital format and also via Amazon’s Disc on Demand. In addition to the 16 tracks provided by Trapanese, the TRON: Uprising soundtrack also includes remixes from 3OH!3 and J.T., Opiuo, David Hiller, and a brand new track from Hollywood Records’ rising EDM star, 16-year-old Cole Plante, entitled “Rezolution.”
Trapanese worked in tandem with Daft Punk on the score for TRON: Legacy. Drawing on his background in classical orchestration as well as film scoring, Trapanese functioned as both arranger and orchestrator, arranging the duo’s music to picture and conveying their ideas to the orchestra. It was Daft Punk who recommended Trapanese as the composer for TRON: Uprising.
Bridging the gap between 1982′s TRON and 2010′s TRON: Legacy, composer Joseph Trapanese follows in the footsteps of Wendy Carlos’ and Daft Punk’s groundbreaking scores with his work on TRON: Uprising. As arranger and orchestrator, his collaboration with Daft Punk on TRON: Legacy resulted in a top 10 album in the U.S., along with a gold certification for 500,000 units sold. For Uprising, Joseph adapted the original Daft Punk synthesizer patches and sound palette used in TRON: Legacy for Beck’s journey in Argon City, paying homage to the film while also broadening the sonic world of The Grid with new instrumentation and color.
“The artistic and creative directors of the series worked closely with the writers of the film to create a firm connection to the film while being its own unique, distinct world,” said Trapanese. “That’s where this process was most rewarding, the ability to start with a framework of cool sounds, ideas and textures, but then take it to the new places that the series went.”