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.
The Emmy nominations were announced on July 14, and eight shows with Lakeshore Records releases were named on the list, three of those shows receiving best music nominations, for a total of 22 nominations in all! Best music nominees are: Mr. Robot: Mac Quayle (Best Dramatic Score), Narcos: Rodrigo Amarante (Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music), and Bates Motel (Vinyl Release): Chris Bacon (Best Dramatic Score)!
Other shows include: Cartel Land (A&E), Confirmation (HBO), Grace And Frankie (Netflix), Hannibal (NBC), and Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom (Netflix). See the expanded list below.
The complete list of Emmy nominations are available at Emmys.com.
The 68th Emmy® Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18th (7:00-11:00 p.m. ET/4:00-8:00 p.m. PM PT) on ABC.
The Grandmaster, the Academy Award-nominated film from acclaimed Director Wong Kar-wai, will release the film in 3D this October. “We now have the opportunity to show the film as it was always intended – searching for a brand new aesthetic or cinematic language in the 3D format.” The director is reportedly “100% present and hands on.” Read the full story at Variety.
In addition to its Academy Award noms, The Grandmaster swept the awards shows in Asia, including Composers Nathan Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi’s Best Score wins. Lakeshore Records released the soundtrack, featuring the award winning score. Read more about it: ‘The Grandmaster’ Composer Nathan Méchaly Sweeps Film Awards. The film, a biopic about Ip Man, the Kung Fu master who mentored Bruce Lee, received Oscar nominations in Cinematography and Costume Design.
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