9/11: Inside The President’s War Room Score By Segun Akinola Debuts, Documentary Now Streaming on Apple TV+

Lakeshore Records has released 9/11: Inside The President’s War Room–Soundtrack From The Apple Original Film by Segun Akinola (“Dr Who”, Black and British: A Forgotten History)!  The score album is available on all major digital music services globally.  View the full track list, listening links and more details about the documentary below.

In 2019, Segun Akinola was nominated Discovery of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards for his work on The Last Tree, and received a nomination for the Jerry Goldsmith Award for his work on Dear Mr. Shakespeare: Shakespeare Lives.

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]

Track List
01. Come On Stretch
02. Should Be An Easy Day
03. Find A Television
04. Get Ready
05. Just Stay Quiet
06. Tension In The Air
07. Happening In Real Time
08. The First Thing I Said
09. Infect The Decision
10. We Better Get Out Of The Way
11. All Those Who Will Be Missed
12. Go Some Place Else
13. The Greatest Feeling Ever
14. Just In Case
15. My Children’s Future
16. Shadow State
17. The Inner Sanctum
18. What Else Should We Know?
19. We’ve Cancelled Exercises
20. A Recurring Joke
21. He’s On The Other One
22. Nothing’s The Same
23. The Bush Doctrine
24. The Longest Three Days
25. Midst Of The City
26. In Memoriam


Segun Akinola is a composer for film and television who has strengthened many projects with his musical acumen. He is most known for his music in the latest series of Doctor Who, starring the first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. Segun’s work is a key immersive tool for showrunner Chris Chibnall and series directors to establish the many adventures the Doctor and her friends travel on. These include the impressive 80s influenced electronic score for The Tsuranga Conundrum to the heart-wrenching Demons of the Punjab which utilised specialist Indian musicians and orchestra, all recorded at Abbey Road Studios. He also scored the critically acclaimed Doctor Who VR experience, Doctor Who: The Runaway.
Segun scored Sundance 2019 favourite The Last Tree, which was also recorded at Abbey Road Studios. This is Segun’s second feature film collaboration with director Shola Amoo after A Moving Image, and it earned him a Discovery of the Year award nomination at the World Soundtrack Awards.
A BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2017, Segun’s other work includes scoring BBC Two’s landmark four-part series Black and British: A Forgotten History, written and presented by Historian David Olusoga OBE. Regularly collaborating on BBC projects, he completed the scores for the major three-part series The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed and two-part series Expedition Volcano, both for BBC Two and PBS.
His score for Shola Amoo’s short Dear Mr Shakespeare received an Honourable Mention at the Jerry Goldsmith Awards. In addition, he’s written music for a project from Academy Award-winning American producers Shine Global: the 3D documentary 1 Way Up. His work has screened at acclaimed festivals like Sundance, the London Film Festival, LA Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival and many others.
After initially learning the piano and drums at a young age, he later turned his attention to composition, graduating from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with first-class honours and the National Film and Television School with an MA in Composing for Film and Television.

Narrated by Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower,” “The Comey Rule”), “9/11: Inside the President’s War Room” recounts the 12 hours after the strike on that momentous day, offering rare and unique insight into the dilemmas of decision-making against the clock, as those involved provide intimate, revealing and heartfelt details for the first time. 

9/11: Inside The President’s War Room now streaming on Apple TV+!


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