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).
Lakeshore Records sat down with Theodore Shapiro, composer of Trumbo, the Academy Award®- and Golden-Globe®-nominated film about Dalton Trumbo, the celebrated Hollywood screenwriter whose principled refusal to name names to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) earned him 13 years in purgatory as a blacklisted writer.
Theodore talks about his collaboration with Trumbo director Jay Roach and how important it was to preserve the legacy and spirit of Dalton Trumbo through various aspects of scoring the film. “Orchestra for Trumbo was 41 players: it was 31 strings plus brass, piano and harp… It was really critically important that we do this through the union and support our local musicians who are so incredible.” Hear the interview on Soundcloud below.
Bleecker Street presents TRUMBO, now playing in theaters (find a theater).
Continue reading EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Theodore Shapiro On His Score For Academy Award Nominated ‘Trumbo’ Film
Lakeshore Records is proud to represent the albums to six Academy Award®-nominated films this year! With a total of 11 nominations including two Best Picture nominations, two Best Documentary nominations and one Best Animated Feature nomination, we celebrate these Oscar-nominated films scored by critically-acclaimed composers Carter Burwell (Anomalisa), Michael Brook (Brooklyn), H. Scott Salinas & Jackson Greenberg (Cartel Land), Stephen Rennicks (Room), Theodore Shapiro (Trumbo) and Jasha Klebe (Winter On Fire). Congratulations to all the nominees this year! See the full list at Hollywood Reporter.
Continue reading Lakeshore Records Congratulates Academy Award Nominees Anomalisa, Brooklyn, Cartel Land, Room, Trumbo, And Winter on Fire!