Comforting Skin – Day 2
After almost a week of dealing with my upgrade to 64 bits I was armed with a shiny new OS, loads of RAM and was off to the races yesterday on the feature film “Comforting Skin”.
I don’t have the film yet. Just read the script and saw a couple of scenes that Derek, the director, brought over just over a week ago.
Writing music without the film is always tricky, but right now this is an exploration phase. Based on the scenes I saw and my talks with Derek I had a pretty god idea of the direction for the music, so I was able to come up with many ideas (total 7) and listened to tons of stuff, mostly Gubaidulina.
I will now listen to those ideas, see if they are still good and send them to Derek. He will then react and then I will write some more. It’s really just playing around, the best first step to creativity.
Oh, actually, the first thing I did yesterday was run through most of the synth sounds I have, looking for things that fit my general idea for the score. The budget for this film is low, so it might be necessary to supplement the live instruments with samples and synths.
Still, the plan is to do a real chamber score, so it might be all live… we’ll see. But considering budget and musical direction is an important part of film scoring.
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