Friday, September 24, 2021

Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Composer Grant Fonda’s Process in “Creating the Score for ‘The House That Rob Built'” [EXCLUSIVE]

Nerds and Beyond has an exclusive reveal to share with our readers today — a look behind the scenes into composer Grant Fonda’s process in developing the score for the film The House That Rob Built.

The House That Rob Built is an award-winning sports documentary by Family Theater Productions that released digitally on February 23 and saw great ratings, ranking #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Sports in the last week of February.

Family Theater Productions

The film follows Robin Selvig, one of the top all women’s basketball coaches of all time who made a great impact on the world of women’s basketball with a staggering 865 career victories. The full description can be found below.

“The inspiring story of Rob Selvig, pioneering coach of the University of Montana’s Lady Griz basketball team. In an era when gender discrimination in sports was the norm, Coach Selvig built a “house” of inclusion and empowerment by recruiting female athletes from the ranches, farms and Native reservations of Big Sky Country. For nearly 40 years, these athletes would establish the preeminent women’s basketball program west of the Rockies.” 

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Part of The House That Rob Built‘s magic can be attributed to the genius of the score, which derived some of its best qualities from composer Grant Fonda weaving sounds produced by a basketball into tracks to blur the lines between sound design and soundtrack. This is especially noticeable in songs like “Strong,” “Title IX,” and “Bobcat Rivalry.”

Nerds and Beyond is excited to now share a behind-the-scenes look at the process that went into creating this amazing score in the video “Creating the Score for The House That Rob Built“; check it out below!

This dynamic score was recorded in Woodland Hills at Scott Frankfurt Studio, featuring a string quartet, voice, and the Nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish musical instrument. Fonda’s collaboration with Score Engineer and Mixer Scott Frankfurt was key in incorporating the aforementioned basketball sounds that pervade the soundtrack.

The House That Rob Built Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available to download and stream on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. The tracklist can be found below.

The House That Rob Built Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklist:

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1. “The House That Rob Built”
2. “All I Dreamt ABout”
3. “Play Like a Girl”
4. “Title IX”
5. “Identity” 
6. “Capitol of Basketball”
7. “Psycho Coach”
8. “Resilient”
9. “Coach Dad”
10. “The Most Intense Basketball You’ve Ever Seen” 
11. “Better”
12. “Leann”
13. “Wins and Losses”
14. “The Bobcat Rivalry”
15. “Grit and Hustle”
16. “Montana Original”
17. “Strong”

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Kenedi
Kenedi Lynch is a college student pursuing her BS in Biology. She hopes to attend medical school at Stanford or Johns Hopkins to obtain her MD-PhD and become an orthopedic surgeon. When she isn't hard at work, Kenedi enjoys reading, watching her favorite shows on Netflix, and listening to music. Some of her favorite fandoms are Supernatural, Harry Potter, Bones, Criminal Minds, and Percy Jackson.

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