“[Director] Mario Van Peebles was very passionately involved with the score, and wanted to focus not just on the action and the espionage, but the relational and emotional music,” said Williams. “For him the quieter cues were as important if not more important than the full on action cues.” –Vents Magazine
Timothy Williams utilized a full range of sounds to highlight the intensity, jeopardy and tenderness during key moments of the film. As much as you’ll hear the power behind the heavy percussion and massive guitars, you will also experience gentle strings and exotic instruments.
Collaborating with Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Tyler Bates, Williams’ goal was to realize Bates’ musical objectives and Director James Gunn’s underlying message of an intergalactic “family” comprised of a rag-tag group of space-criminals with heart. The film has been described as a space opera — Marvel‘s answer to Star Wars. With all the high adventure, pageantry and epic destruction, the comparison is an easy one. With a team like Tyler Bates and Timothy Williams painting in the colors of the universe through the film score, expect the cosmos at your ears.
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Read more about Timothy Williams in our upcoming Composer Interview, coming next week.