Academy Award Nominee Nicholas Britell On Composing Tools For Acclaimed ‘Moonlight’ Score!

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.

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A24 presents MOONLIGHT, in theaters now (find a theater).




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