Trivia Contest Giveaway is now closed
The X-Files Lexicon
has a new
trivia contest giveaway, and the prize is a copy of the new release
from La La Land Records, The Mark
Snow, The X-Files: Volume 2
CD box set!
To enter, just answer the following batch of questions related to Mark
Snow’s work on the X-Files, and his career. Then e-mail your name,
e-mail address, and location to us.
Those with the highest percentage of correct answers will be placed in
a random drawing.
One lucky person will be selected from that random drawing! Here are
the questions and the best of luck!
Questions by Alexander Grodzinski and Matt Allair.: We must thank La La
Land Records and Producer Mike Joffe for their generous contribution.
1. The whistling
sound that is heard in The X-Files Opening Theme: Is it actually Mark
Snow whistling or a sample?
2. In which X-Files episode did Mark Snow incorporate
a piece of Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture into his score?
3. What are the actual words sung in “Scully’s Theme”
for season eight?
4. In the season seven episode, “Closure”, there is
another piece of music that sounds like Mark Snow, and it’s used for
the main theme for the episode. What is the name of this cur of music
and who is the artist?
5. What is the name of the instrument that Mark Snow
uses as his main tool at his home studio since the mid eighties?
6. What is Mark Snow’s real name?
7. In which X-Files-episode did Mark use The X-Files
theme in a rather parosidic way? (Hint: it’s in season three)
8. Which other TV composer helped teach Mark Snow how
to use the keyboard he mainly uses? (Hint: this composer helped with
the orchestrations for the score for the first X-Files feature – Fight
The Future. 2nd hint: This composer also works with another X-Files
9. Who played the lead guitar on the Lone Gunman TV
10. When Chris Carter started to work with Mark Snow
in season one, Chris referenced several sources of rock and ambient
music for demonstrations and inspirations. One piece of rock music from
the eighties cited, featured a very brief synth flute riff at the tail
end of this track, and it helped to inspire the idea for Mark’s whistle
theme for The X-Files. What is the name of the song and the band?
11. There was a film in the late sixties that
inspired Mark Snow to get into scoring, what was the name of the
composer, and the name of the film?
Include your answers, your name, return e-mail address, and what
country / city you are from. The winner will be notified via e-mail.