Electronic Music

When director Joseph Kosinski revived Disney’s sci-fi classic TRON with the belated but visually dazzling 2010 sequel TRON: Legacy, the results were a mixed bag to say the least. One thing that pretty much everyone could agree upon when it came to that film, however, is that the score by French electronic group Daft Punk was the best thing it had going for it. Eschewing a traditional film score in favor of the pulsing, electronic sounds of Daft Punk worked wonders when it came to bringing the world of TRON to life and really making it hum, and it’s not hard to imagine that the film could have been far less effective without such a perfect marriage of image and sound. TRON: Legacy isn’t the only film that’s gone the nontraditional route when it comes to finding its music in recent years, either. From Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood scoring Paul Thomas Anderson movies, to Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor scoring David Fincher films, to The Chemical Brothers providing the music for Joe Wright’s Hanna, bringing a mainstream musician in to score your film instead of hiring one of the well-established film score composers seems to have become a full-scale trend, and a trend that has so far provided us with some amazing music. Since it worked for him once, Kosinski is looking to go back to that well for his next sci-fi adventure, Oblivion. The Playlist reports that in order to find the musical accompaniment for this Tom Cruise-starring tale of […]

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Why Watch? Prepare to be fascinated. Before directing the fantastic Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure, Matthew Bate was looking into a different kind of audio. His 2007 short documentary turns up the volume on the power of electronic music – ranging from the early pioneers to the dance music of today. It’s an experimental, first-rate example of collage filmmaking with a subject that’s compelling and shared in a fresh way. And to hear more audio, check out our podcast interview with Bate on making art without your subjects knowing. What does it cost? Just 26 minutes of your time. Check out What the Future Sounded Like for yourself:

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