Sound and vision go hand-in-hand when it comes to storytelling in film. Filmmakers are increasingly inviting non-traditional musicians to bring their singular sound to the movies. FACT’s original mini-documentary From Studio to Screen follows the journey of some of the UK’s best artists who work, or have worked, as musicians and in bands and have lent their talents to the big screen.
Max Richter is the mind behind the scores for a range of projects including Waltz With Bashir, Black Mirror and My Brilliant Friend, the upcoming series based on Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels. The influential composer, who recently released a 15th anniversary edition of his album The Blue Notebooks, visited The Store at 180 The Strand to break down the collaborative efforts of working in film.
FACT traveled to Bristol where Portishead and BEAK>’s Geoff Barrow and his composing partner Ben Salisbury shared some insight on what makes someone a unique composer, specifically that they have their own sound palette that differentiates their music from anyone else’s.