It was the first big score. You have to realize that up to Big Wednesday I’d done about one hundred and twenty-five educational, industrial, documentary, PBS and TV commercial projects. So it’s not exactly like Big Wednesday is the first time I’d ever written music, but it’s the first time I had a large orchestra. It also was about surfing, which like sailing, I started doing at a very early age. This score was actually about sixty minutes long. I think I’m going to rerecord this. I’ve been saying that for years, but someday I’ll get around to it. Definitely some of the material has to be reworked, but this is very special to me.

Soundtrack Interview
December 1997