Exclusive: Composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson on Cobra Kai

Exclusive: Composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson on Cobra Kai

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Tai Freligh interviews the composers behind Cobra Kai on YouTube Red… Composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson utilized a 70-piece orchestra, as well as choruses of electric guitars and retro-synthesizers, to create a score for the Karate Kid follow up show on YouTube Red, Cobra Kai, that combines the motifs of the original with their own modern sensibilities. Cobra Kai stars William Zabka and Ralph Macchio, who are reprising their roles from the films. The series takes place thirty-four years after the original film and follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo by Johnny Lawrence and the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso. Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh caught up with Leo and Zach to chat about the music of Cobra Kai. What was your approach to updating the music for the show?…
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