This week I made my first film score. I’ve always wanted to make soundtracks, in additional to straightforward songwriting. It was a fun, painstaking exercise, but it surely won’t be my last undertaking. I decided to write an original score to a muted excerpt from the black and white 1956 horror classic and anti-McCarthyistic call-to-arms Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It’s always been one of my favorite movies, and I decided to–without having watched the movie for a number of years–re-score the movie as if I’d never seen/heard it as it was originally intended. It was a vanity project for me, but who knows, maybe it’ll get a few odd thumbs up. Without further ado, here’s my original, sonic reimagining.
Video re-posted on Vimeo (we’ll see how long that lasts):
(Note: video content owned by Lionsgate, Invasion of the Body Snatchers was directed originally by Don Siegel. The only thing I claim absolute original ownership of is the audio. Meant only as an expression of creativity, i.e. non-profit.)