Nestled in a room in Soho, London, David and Michael were surrounded by the real life world of Sherlock Holmes.
Baker Street itself, with its famous 22b door, was only a few blocks away. It was in this setting that they began scoring the BBC mini-series.
Time was of the essence. There were only six weeks in which to write, record and then insert their music over the already edited Sherlock footage.
The two friends sat with notebooks at the ready, studying the silent film before them. It would be their tunes which created the mood. They watched for pivotal events and marked their music accordingly.
Moreover, they were very aware that the writers had put ten months of their lives into crafting a wonderful story. David and Michael interviewed them too, so they could enter into the very psychology of the writing. But they couldn't just mirror all they were being told.
As Michael put it, the production team 'hired you, because you have an approach as well.' Their soundtrack had to work both while it was 'jigging along in the background', and when it completely carried the scene.
It apparently did the trick. Their award-winning score has been universally applauded by fans and critics alike!