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Coolidge Corner Theater Honors Werner Herzog

Yesterday the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, MA honored Filmmaker Werner Herzog with the annual Coolidge Award.

After the screening of Into The Inferno, there was a montage edited by Anne Continelli that I had the honor of scoring. There was then a Q&A with Werner. In the Q&A he talked about the importance of music in film and how it is part of the story.

Scoring the montage was an interesting prospect as there's a lot of music in his films, it was a challenge for Anne and I to work around. The montage starts with a clip from Encounters at the End of the World with a beautiful choral piece that we didn't want to mess with. It really set the tone for the montage as a whole.

We decided in the end to just have the score at the end of the montage. Instrumentally we have Organ and Choir taking the lead as an almost religious experience, with full orchestra filling in the background with some aggressive synth arpeggiators.

Writing music for Werner Herzog is a tremendous honor for me and I hope to do it again soon.

If you'd like to watch the full Q&A you can watch below.

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