Aussie Elliott Wheeler is the composer on Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series about the death of disco and rise of hip-hop, 'The Get Down'. Wheeler.s duties included producing and coordinating all the music heard in the show as well as writing his own.
How did you get the Get Down gig?.
Baz and I started working together on The Great Gatsby, and then we did the live musical version of Strictly Ballroom. After that finished I moved over to the States to set up there. Baz had mentioned that The Get Down was coming up, and a few months after that I moved over to New York to start working on the show..
What was his brief when he spoke to you?
Just because of the scope of the show and the amount of music that was going to be involved, we wanted to create