nasag asked:

I've seen the looper videos and was wondering are there any other similar videos online anywhere such as the junkyard composing talk you posted about?

Here’s an early version of the Junkyard Composing talk that I did about 10 years ago at the Apple store in SoHo, which mainly focuses on the score for Brick.

Thanks to Ronen for videoing and editing the talk into a more watchable form (and for giggling quietly into the camera’s microphone at my various comments).

There’s a cool analysis of Brick’s opening by @gemko (Mike D’Agnelo) at the Onion AV Club.

A handful of people have asked me about that not-quite-xylophone-sounding instrument, which is actually a hollow, chimes-based metallophone (pictured above) which we played by jiggling chopsticks inside. Mike talks about the sound as if someone is “playing frozen, empty milk bottles,” which is my favorite description yet.

And speaking of Brick, if you’re in LA tonight, we’re showing a special double-feature with Looper at The New Beverly. We did it last night and it sold out, but I believe there are still tix left. Rian and I will be there along with Mr. Noah Segan (Dode/Kid Blue), cinematographer Steve Yedlin, and a handful of other regulars. We’ll be doing a Q&A between the pics, so drop by and say hi!

nothingnessinsideofme asked:

I'm doing a research paper on how "Emily's Theme" and its variations help to aid the dramatic plot of the movie "Brick", and I was wondering if there is any sheet music for the score of "Brick"?

Hey there! The score for Brick was made mostly without sheet music, although our pianist (the lovely China) scribbled down a rough version of Emily’s Theme. I’ll see if I can root through my Brick box and track it down. And I’d love to read your report when you finish!

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Looper Scoring Sessions, San Francisco

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Ryan Lott on the piano. Literally.

This is, I believe, the first actual audio from the score to be posted. Not that you’ll be able to tell when you hear it in the film, but still.

We’re in a big fancy studio on a nice piano, but really, we’re not that far off from how we made Brick.

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The Brick Bell Choir

Maxx got this great set of bells in the key of C for her 2nd birthday, which proved endlessly entertaining to all of us. After serenading Maxx to bed with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, we then moved on to tackling Adele’s Someone Like You, and then as the evening was winding down, Seth orchestrated our impromptu bell choir in a beautiful rendition of Emily’s Theme from Nathan’s score for Brick.

Very nice to hear my family and friends from across the country. My favorite part is my brother Seth waving that flag (to keep time?!?). Seth was there in my little apartment in England with me while I wrote Emily’s Theme, by the way, so he’s definitely qualified to wave a banner and conduct this tune.

About 5 years ago, I was living on the South coast of England when I began working on the score for Brick. Early in that process, I decamped to Burton’s old studio for a week of writing and experimenting with the wine-o-phone that would become the sound of Mr. Gordon-Levitt’s character in the film.
I was blown away to discover that Paul had saved the table we assembled the wine-o-phone on, complete with his labels warning passing musicians not to drink.
It was a rare pleasure to see the old green table hanging around in the new studio.

About 5 years ago, I was living on the South coast of England when I began working on the score for Brick. Early in that process, I decamped to Burton’s old studio for a week of writing and experimenting with the wine-o-phone that would become the sound of Mr. Gordon-Levitt’s character in the film.

I was blown away to discover that Paul had saved the table we assembled the wine-o-phone on, complete with his labels warning passing musicians not to drink.

It was a rare pleasure to see the old green table hanging around in the new studio.