One special challenge of film music is understanding that each score is completely different from another. Every director will have a different point of view of what they want, so the process of figuring out what is it that they need will always be different. Filmmakers very rarely speak in musical terms. They communicate with feelings and emotions, so it is my job to figure out how to put those emotions into musical sounds to meet their vision.
“…write music as much as possible, every day! You can never stop learning so I find the more I write the better I become”. Interview with Ian Arber who wrote the BBC Proms theme tune
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? From an early age I’ve felt the influence music has had in supporting and telling stories, particularly in film. I later played in bands but always loved the thought process and challenges with interpreting and applying creative ideas to images….
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? It’s been a series of things. My parents started me on this road. I started playing guitar at the age of five. My mum had my uncle teach me! Then I started piano in the conservatory at the age of…
Concert music comes with a blank page and asks only what I have to say, which I find much more challenging. At the same time it is liberating in a completely different way to the constraints of film music