Introduction – Music and Score
Today, we will have John DiBartolo of the Lonely Mountain Band as guest contributor.
Those of you who have listened to Riddles in the Dark and other Middle-earth podcasts may recognize that we use clips from The Lonely Mountain Band for podcast intros
We will be listening to clips from Philip Menzies
What kind of instrumentation do we want? What kind of score? What are the arguments for/against classical orchestral score, or a hybrid?
Hybrid would be best case scenario…the Ainulindalë would depend on all of the other music, and how the story is framed.
From what viewpoint is that story being told? How the story is told will dictate the score.
You’re trying to put the viewer into the movie/show, and if the music is too familiar, it brings us out of the fantasy/secondary world being created
Need to attain an Otherworldliness with the music, especially with regard to the Valar. Use as many uncommon instruments as possible