Joseph LoDuca is returning to his roots to score the soundtrack for Ash vs Evil Dead. Joseph sits down with Daniel Schweiger of Film Music Magazine to talk about his work.
Few composers who continually get pulled back into a genre that gave them birth have as much fun both screaming, and laughing about continually being clawed by their fateful, creative relationship than Joseph LoDuca. Born in Michigan around the same time as another native with whom he’d be joined at the hip, LoDuca was well into fulfilling his rock and roll aspirations with the big town likes of Jeff Beck and Bob Seger before getting the call to enter a possessed cabin in the backwoods. The result of his impressively frenetic, orchestral score done a dime was the beginning of horror history for both LoDuca and Sam Raimi, whose “Evil Dead” series spun both men into Hollyweird careers. LoDuca would become one of the hardest working composers in terms of TV hours on such sword-and-sandal, Raimi-produced series like “Xena,” “Hercules” and “Spartacus,” in addition to the modern-day adventures of “The Librarians” and “Leverage” amongst his monstrously prolific credits.