Convention - Wondercon 2024 : The musical world of Avatar: The last airbender

By Mulder, 25 march 2024

In an exciting announcement for fans of the beloved franchise, WonderCon 2024 is set to host a groundbreaking panel titled The Musical World of Avatar: The Last Airbender on Friday, March 29th, at the Anaheim Convention Center. This eagerly anticipated event, presented by White Bear PR in collaboration with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), promises an in-depth exploration of the auditory essence that brings the rich world of Avatar to life.

Music has always played a pivotal role in the Avatar universe, enhancing the storytelling and emotional depth of Aang's epic journey through the four nations. This panel brings together the musical maestros behind the animated and live-action adaptations of this iconic series. Jeremy Zuckerman, known for his Emmy-winning compositions for the animated series, and Takeshi Furukawa, the BAFTA-nominated talent behind the Netflix live-action series, will share insights into their creative process, the challenges of scoring for such a dynamic narrative, and the interplay between music and storytelling in a fantasy setting.

Moderated by Chandler Poling of White Bear PR, the discussion is not only a celebration of the series' musical achievements but also an exploration of the creative challenges and triumphs in composing for a world as diverse and complex as Avatar's. Attendees can expect to delve into the nuances of thematic development, character motifs, and the distinct musical identities of the Four Nations, as well as the composers' personal experiences and inspirations behind their scores.

Jeremy Zuckerman's contributions to the world of music extend beyond Avatar, with works spanning concert music, film and television scores, and experimental projects. His involvement in The Echo Society and compositions for high-profile projects like Darren Aronofsky’s Postcard from Earth underline his versatility and creativity.

Takeshi Furukawa brings a similarly impressive portfolio, with compositions that have graced projects from Star Wars: Clone Wars to the critically acclaimed video game The Last Guardian. His ability to weave narrative and emotion into his compositions has earned him widespread acclaim and numerous awards.

This panel is a must-attend for fans of the series, music enthusiasts, and aspiring composers alike. It's an opportunity to hear firsthand from industry veterans about the challenges and rewards of scoring for one of the most endearing and enduring stories in modern animation and live-action adaptations.

The event underscores BMI's continued advocacy for the value of music and its creators, along with White Bear PR's commitment to highlighting the work of composers and music supervisors in the entertainment industry. As WonderCon 2024 approaches, anticipation builds for what promises to be an enlightening and inspiring evening in the musical world of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

White Bear pr & BMI present the musical world of Avatar: the last airbender
When  : Friday March 29th, 2024
Time : 7:00PM PT
Where :  Anaheim Convention Center,  Room 207  800 W Katella Ave.   Anaheim, CA 92802

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Created by Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
Voices of Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco, Michaela Jill Murphy, Dee Bradley Baker, Mako, Greg Baldwin, Grey DeLisle, Mark Hamill
Composers : Jeremy Zuckerman Benjamin Wynn
Executive producers : Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Aaron Ehasz
Production company : Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Network : Nickelodeon
Release February 21, 2005 – July 19, 2008
Running time : 23 minutes

(Source : press release)