Composer Nicholas Britell’s effective use of the chopped and screwed production technique is an essential element to the music of Moonlight, nominated for eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Score. Nicholas and Director Barry Jenkins provide more insight to their unique vision and collaboration for the films music below.
“Ableton Live has become a central tool in my compositional process. I love how amazingly intuitive it is to experiment with audio in Live. While composing the music for Moonlight, I utilized Live every step of the way – it enabled me to explore so many musical and sonic possibilities.” – Nicholas Britell
Listen to Nicholas’ interview at Sound Exploder (below) and immerse yourself into further exploration of his masterful score in three themes: Little’s Theme, Chiron’s Theme Chopped and Screwed, and Black’s Theme.
Moonlight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now on Lakeshore Records.
A24 presents MOONLIGHT, in theaters now (find a theater).