New Sci Fi Flick, Ex Machina, Scored By Portishead’s Geoff Barrow & Composer Ben Salisbury

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Ex Machina – a new film, directed by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Dredd) will feature a score by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow and composer Ben Salisbury.

Barrow and Salisbury previously worked together on an rejected score for the 2012 movie Dredd (adapted for the big screen by Garland).  Barrow and Salisbury later revisited and expanded on this material, which led to DROKK;  Music Inspired By Mega-City One – an album of Carpenter-esque dystopian electronica. Continue reading

New Patch Library Travels To The Omniverse

Plugin Guruspectrasonics-omnisphere has introduced Omniverse III: Aurora – a patch library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere that has its own sci-fi backstory.

Creator John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl decided to something a little different with Omniverse III: Aurora.

The patch library is based around a sci-fi concept story and comes with a 4-page comic of the ‘Omniverse Chronicles’.

The audio demos include tracks by film and TV composer Amin Bhatia and others: Continue reading

Kurt Stenzel & The Score To Jodorowsky’s Dune

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Science fiction & synth sounds combine in the soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s Dune – a new documentary that tells the story of “the greatest science fiction movie never made”.

The documentary looks at filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune to the screen. Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artists to flesh out his vision, who would go on to contribute to films like Star Wars & Alien. Jodorowsky’s take on Dune never got made.

In the new documentary, director Frank Pavich presents a look at what might have been, set to an analog synthesizer-laden soundtrack by composer Kurt Stenzel.

We contacted Stenzel to find out more about the soundtrack and how it came to be. Continue reading

Sound Design Of The Avengers

The latest episode of the SoundWorks Collection talks with Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Christopher Boyes about the his work on The Avengers.