The moment I hear the eerie echoes and whistles I’m instantly transported to another dimension.
The dimension I’m entering is “The X-Files,” which features the iconic TV theme developed by composer Mark Snow in 1993.
“The X-Files Theme” represents the hidden paranormal world I find so fascinating throughout the beloved sci-fi series.
It’s only in the last year “The X-Files Theme” has played loudly in the foreground of my life. The theme was always there. I just had to listen closely enough to hear it.
In the late ‘90s, I heard quiet whispers of the theme, but it wasn’t enough for me to stop and listen.
In June 1998, I heard the TV theme and entire score for “The X-Files: Fight the Future” while watching the movie. My husband Brian and I went to see the movie since a college friend was a diehard fan. I enjoyed the movie, but for some reason my interest in the show didn’t stick.
In May 1999, Brian and I played “The X-Files Theme (DADO Paranormal Activity Mix)” during our wedding dinner from “Pure Moods,” a 1997 new-age music compilation album.
Again, it didn’t stick. Not until June 2015.