Music of Alien Covenant

Started by Enoch, Mar 07, 2016, 06:56:16 PM

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thexenomorph

thexenomorph

#15
I love "life", great to know he's doing the complete soundtrack next time!  :D
I love the sense of discovery with Life!

Enoch

Enoch

#16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB8z2qedv04

Some interesting sounds and melodies
that could very well find their place in Covenant...

Enoch

Enoch

#17
This horn sections reminded me on horn solo from Life track by Covenant dear composer Harry Gregson-Williams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gztnm6GS9M
This is the one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DbWkfxDZSQ
Johny, Johny, greatest score composer ever ;D

This is a bit more sinister (in the beginning):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lyYuf9CXnA

I like the sense of wonder, awe and mystery that can be felt in the horn resonating sound... especially during horn solo passages.That kind of sound is mysterious, but also very much organic and sinister, like some deep unknown call (breath, cry) from the darkest corners of the universe... like Gods warning saying to someone that there are things you shouldn't ever discover... things which discovery will lead to your own fall...

Horn often represent the trumpet of God or angels and can represent human rebellious and disbalanced nature...!


This man could help Harry to compose Covenant :o:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFiZVIoj5jQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnvFLlWSAYU


Brilliant.This composition by American composer Eric Whitacre is inspired
by the Hubble Telescope Deep Field images. Phenomenal work. :o

NickisSmart

NickisSmart

#18
Some stuff like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp3BlFZWJNA

Didn't Kubrick use excerpts from this in The Shinning?

Enoch

Enoch

#19
Penderecki is always welcome in Alien universe.
His diabolical sounds are super scary. :D

Quote from: NickisSmart on May 14, 2016, 01:41:03 PM
Didn't Kubrick use excerpts from this in The Shinning?

Yes, he did. He also used:
Ligeti's Atmosphères
parts of Ligeti's Requiem and also his Lux Aeterna
Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
Gayane Ballet Suite (Adagio) – Aram Khachaturian (USED IN CAMERON'S ALIENS TOO!!!)


This is also an interesting ambient music:

https://youtu.be/ppiGTLqfaWc?t=1h11m47s

NickisSmart

NickisSmart

#20
I remember Cameron using Aram's ballet suite in his movie, though I wonder how many people recognized it. It's definitely a cool nod to 2001. Classical music and sci-fi are made for each other, I think. Some of my favorite moments in Alien were the use of classical music, like Mozart or Howard Hanson in juxtaposition with Jerry's wonderful score (and his music from Freud). I hope Convenant has a equally diverse and varied musical palette.

Mr. Clemens

Mr. Clemens

#21
Quote from: NickisSmart on May 14, 2016, 04:03:52 PM
I remember Cameron using Aram's ballet suite in his movie, though I wonder how many people recognized it. It's definitely a cool nod to 2001.

That wasn't Cameron throwing it in there, that was Horner straight-up writing it into his own score.

NickisSmart

NickisSmart

#22
Well, classical composers usually do that as a sign of respect, or at least they used to. Capitalism put such a negative spin on plagiarism.

Enoch

Enoch

#23
https://youtu.be/AwI2xizqRAA?t=5m57s

https://youtu.be/1XISFEiAy2w?t=5m41s

I belive that this kind of music could also be very cool in Covenant.
Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composerr have a strange idea about angels, here what he said:
QuoteFrom this alien reality, creatures rise up which could be called angels. They may bear some resemblance to the visions of William Blake, and are certainly related to Rainer Maria Rilke's awe-inspiring figures of holy dread...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppiGTLqfaWc

Some interesting sounds ;D

Valentin Silvestrov also uses some very creepy and mysterious melodies:
https://youtu.be/EoGUwKJeLDA?t=10m15s

NickisSmart

NickisSmart

#24
I love Blake. What an imagination. The man died with a smile on his face. :)

Enoch

Enoch

#25
More interesting music:

https://youtu.be/REqFSOu0Frg?t=30m48s

Imagine this music with a scene of some strange Engineer temple with an orrery showing all planets designated for delivery of black goo...and  David (now different!) is standing in the center of that orray laughing in ecstasy.

NickisSmart

NickisSmart

#26
Sort of like Kefka in FF6.

Astronoë


WY Corporate

WY Corporate

#28
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 07, 2016, 08:51:03 PM
Fun fact: Ridley used parts of Isao Tomita's synth interpretation of Holst's, The Planets as a temp track for Alien. Ridley was also very keen on hiring Tomita to compose the entire score for Alien. Unfortunately the studio didn't want to hire someone who hadn't composed any soundtracks for films before.

And this was just a stupid argumentation, because Tomita actually did several film scores before! Even for a sci-fi film (The Prophecies of Nostradamus; 1974), but maybe they just weren't very aware of that (japanese films were often overlooked and somehow mishandled in most parts of the western world back then) - man I really like Tomita's film music works (especially from that Nostradamus-flick and Zatoichi and the One-armed Swordsman; 1971) and it would just be awesome to hear his outstanding music in the original Alien film!  8)

The Eighth Passenger

Yeah, I assume Fox wanted someone who had composed for "Hollywood" films before.

Sadly, Isao Tomita passed away about two weeks ago.

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