Static Mass Emporium have had a chat with composer Marc Streitenfeld.
The discussion covers his early career, as well as his work on Prometheus. Here’s a bit of the chat, and you can read the rest here!:
How did Prometheus begin for you?
Prometheus started, for me, with the script, which was kept very secret. I had to read it at the production office and I couldn’t leave the room with it. I read several drafts at the beginning and started writing ideas before Ridley even started shooting – which is odd – but I was really inspired right away. I was very excited, given that Alien was an amazing movie and that Ridley was going back to directing a sci-fi film, I was excited to be part of that.
Can you tell me a bit about the recording?
I worked in London, at Abbey Road Studios with session players. It was a 90-piece orchestra with great and amazing players. To me, it’s always the most fun part of a project, to record with a great orchestra like that. It’s really great to hear the compositions played live for the first time.
Thanks again to seeasea for the link!
Prometheus is directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Patrick Wilson and Kate Dickie, and is due for release on June 8th 2012 in the USA, and June 1st 2012 in the UK.