We are Mark Isham, Cindy O'Connor and Michael D. Simon, composers of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" - Ask Us Anything!
We are excited to be here to discuss the music of ABC's Once Upon a Time, which recently completed its 7 season run. We were fortunate to record with a live orchestra in Los Angeles for all 156 episodes of the series.
We will be answering your questions about our score to the series, how to be successful as a composer for visual media, and anything else you'd like to discuss.
Ask Us Anything! AUA!
Mark Isham (/u/Mark_Isham) is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning composer celebrated for his work on projects such as Blade, Point Break, Crash, 42, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger and Once Upon a Time.
Cindy O'Connor (/u/cindyoconnor) is an Emmy-nominated composer known for her work on Once Upon a Time, the Crash TV series, The Black Donnelys and more. She is known for her work in the theater world, most recently co-creating Flies! The Musical which premiered in Chicago in 2018.
Michael D. Simon (/u/Michael-D-Simon) is an Emmy-nominated composer known for his work on Once Upon a Time, The Squeeze, as well as musical contributions to The Mentalist and Notes from the Underbelly.
EDIT: Thanks for all the great questions reddit! We will be answering a few more and then signing off for the day. Please follow us on twitter for more OUAT news and also to learn about our other upcoming projects. We will be back again soon! -Mark (@MarkIsham), Cindy (@CindyOConnor), & Michael (@MichaelDSimonMX)