Sixth and Final Season Finale Airs June 23 on AMC
Composer David Carbonara recorded the score for the “Mad Men” sixth season finale at Ocean Way recording studios in Hollywood. Joining the composer in the famed Studio A were musicians at drums, piano, bass, electric guitar, flutes, clarinet and a string section composed of eight violins, three viola, two celli and upright bass. Carbonara composed music for the entire 74 episodes that ran 2007-2013.
The “Mad Men” period drama series was created and produced by Matthew Weiner. The series premiered on July 19, 2007, on the American cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television.
Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (later Sterling Cooper & Partners). According to the show’s pilot, the phrase “Mad Men” was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves. The plots focus on the business of the advertising agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States in the 1960s.
“Mad Men” has received critical acclaim, particularly for its historical authenticity, visual style, costume design, acting, writing, and directing, and has won many awards, including fifteen Emmys and four Golden Globes. In 2013, TV Guide ranked it No. 6 in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time, and it was named No. 7 in a list of the 101 Best-Written TV Series of All Time by the Writers Guild of America.