11 Ways to Stay Inspired

by Claire Batchelor

As library composers it’s sometimes difficult to stay inspired and motivated. I’ve outlined some ideas which I use to stave off de-motivation, demoralization, loneliness, and the dreaded writers block. If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably read this article, think it’s useful (hopefully), and then do nothing! However, I would really urge you to try a couple of these things out. The reward you feel from creating a new track which you’re really happy with, and have created using a couple of totally fresh ideas, will be worth it! Continue reading

Trent Reznor and “Gone Girl”

by Robin Munson

There was an article in the Life section of today’s (10-06-2014) issue of USA Today about the film score for Gone Girl. The composer is Trent Reznor, (with long-time collaborator, Atticus Ross, who barely got a mention). Reznor worked in collaboration with the film’s director, David Fincher. This is the most recent of several collaborations between Fincher and Reznor.  (FYI – Trent Reznor is the front man for Nine Inch Nails, but as the article points out, his work with Nine Inch Nails is “slowly being eclipsed by his reputation as a film composer.”  Note to Self: Next lifetime, front a band.  A very successful band.) Continue reading

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