” When you see ‘Lord of the Rings,’ you want to feel like you’ve been dropped into it and that you’re part of it. You don’t want to be aware of how it’s being done, you just want it to feel really seamless. “


” You can find the whole world of a film in one instrument, or you can find a world of sound in the orchestra. “


” The music for ‘The Departed’ could have been played by an orchestra, but you make a decision about orchestration based on the context of the film. You want the music to broaden the scope of a film, not just repeat what you’re seeing. “


” Composing is sort of an intuitive act. You have to put yourself in the right frame of mind. “


” When you’re working on film music, you’re only working on 20, 30-minute sections at a time. “


” I think ‘Two Towers’ is a completely distinct film from ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ or ‘Return of the King.’ I think that you can watch them as a group and watch how the story evolves, but I think each one was made in its own entirety, and each one has its own palate of sound and music and color and characterization. “


” I’m interested in good collaborations and in working with directors who bring something new and interesting out of you. “


” I like to read and dream and create music that is based on the imagery of text. If you have the combination of a great book and a great filmmaker, what could be better for the composer? “


” Music is essentially an emotional language, so you want to feel something from the relationships and build music based on those feelings. “



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You can find the whole world of a film in one instrument, or you can find a world of sound in the orchestra.


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Composing is sort of an intuitive act. You have to put yourself in the right frame of mind.
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I like to read and dream and create music that is based on the imagery of text. If you have the combination of a great book and a great filmmaker, what could be better for the composer?
Music is essentially an emotional language, so you want to feel something from the relationships and build music based on those feelings.
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