Rabu, September 28, 2011

Danny Elfman On Composing Music For L.A. Cirque du Soleil's 'Iris'

Billboard mewawancarai Danny Elfman, berikut ini kutipannya:

The music will be a combination of an eight-piece ensemble performing live and the sound of an 80-piece orchestra Elfman will record in two weeks. "The language of cinema is orchestral so there's no way to leave that out," he says, noting that sounds come from the full force of the band or be a single instrument.

Elfman, known for his scores of Tim Burton films, "Milk" and the "Spider-man" films, began work on the project 2-1/2 years ago, simply writing music to hand to Decoufle. There were no drawings or clips, just conversations about what was needed. Once they had performances pieces ready, Elfman would cut and paste some music and return to his studio to compose some ore.

"Then I disappear and they would come back saying they have a dozen things working so I would take a two minute piece and have to turn it into 6-1/2 minutes," he says of the process. "They would show up with three pieces that have no music. Some times you start from scratch, in others you tie one piece to another.

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