Earlier this year we reported that regular Ridley Scott collaborator Harry Gregson-Williams would be scoring Alien: Covenant. However, having been removed from the credits on IMDB earlier this week, some fans took to Facebook to ask Harry Gregson-Williams if he was still scoring Alien: Covenant. Last night Gregson-Williams responded to one of those inquiries to break the bad news.
The composer provided no further details and no other outlet appears to be covering this yet so the reasons for Harry Gregson-Williams’ departure is unknown. This development is a bit of a surprise as we already know that the score was being recorded as of the end of September as confirmed on Facebook.
At the least, the orchestral textures and soundscapes were being recorded at the appropriately designed Alvernia Studios in Poland.
Hopefully we’ll find out more about the sudden change and who will be replacing Harry Gregson-Williams soon. Thanks to Darkoo for the heads up.
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Update 03/11/2016 – Replying to a query as to why he had exited Alien: Covenant, Harry Gregson-Williams provided the following comment: “Schedules and one’s expectations of scoring a film don’t always fit and this one wasn’t going to work out. I move on to another project with gratitude to have worked on many movies with Ridley Scott where the moons did indeed align and I had the chance to burrow in to the core of the project.”