"Everything you see and feel is all a matter of perception — it's up to you to bring to life the sounds you hear."
How different is your songwriting approach when it's to accompany someone else's creative endeavour for the screen? It's incredible. You're writing and collaborating with other talented and creative individuals in a process that has no limits, no restrictions and no boundaries. Everything you see and feel is all a matter of perception — it's up to you to bring to life the sounds you hear.
Does the director give a specific brief or a general outline for you to explore creatively? Alex Garcia (director of Residue) wanted me to perceive his series and all its elements in my own way. "How dark do you want it?" I asked. He said, "Well, how dark can you go?"
How much input does a director have throughout the process? After meeting the first time and being given my brief, we only met up one other time. It was in the post-production suites where I played my creation over some edited footage. It fit perfectly.
What's your favourite TV show theme and why? American Horror Story, hands down. It's so spooky and simplistic — the eeriness is all in the minimalism of the music. There's only a handful of elements, but they all share a purpose.
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What's your favourite piece of film music and why? Vangelis' end titles from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. It's haunting, sparse and atmospheric — just like the desolate structures and ominous vibes that plague the setting of this post-apocalyptic world.