The theme to Mission Impossible fascinates me and I’ve created a short video, exploring its musical language, to try and explain why it works so well. It’s a composition that manages to straddle tonality and chromaticism, yet still sound natural, accessible, listenable.
I’m a big fan of video as a medium to communicate musical discussions, as it brings together all the elements of text, voice, music, notation, images and diagrams onto one stage.
Have I missed anything, do you disagree with my analysis? Have your say!