I try to listen intently to my inner voice and the serendipity of what’s around me, but I find as I improvise on that idea I’ll catch a whisper, almost a scent of something which I chase that ultimately ends up being the composition
The inspiration for my compositions can come from a great conversation with the filmmaker, the film itself or a certain scene. I like to be as open as possible in the beginning.
I’m a very visual person, so the look of a film, how it’s filmed, the angles, and the colour, all play a part in how it sounds.
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? My dad and mom, David and Regina. They ran a
Music written for motion picture should serve the image, and not the other way around. The question is therefore how to compose music of substance, without losing your signature style.
When I recorded the score for The Windermere Children recently, about children who had survived the Holocaust, I spent a lot of time in the session explaining to the performers what each piece was about, what was happening in the scene, and it made such an incredible difference to the emotion of the score.