Factory’s award winning sound designer and composer Jon Clarke gives us an exclusive insight into how music influences his work...
As a sound designer for Factory and a composer for SIREN, I'm naturally drawn to atmospheric music and film scores. In my music and sound design, I try to create soundscapes and worlds which aesthetically marry with the project at hand. When scoring Aoife McArdle’s debut feature film Kissing Candice, sound design was an integral part to the score. Weaving and bending abstract tonal textures into the instrumentation allowed me to create a propulsive and immersive soundscape that seamlessly blended music with sound.
In this Radio LBB playlist, I’ve decided to take you on a trip through my favourite neo-classical artists and film composers who also blur the lines between music and sound. There's tracks from TV, film and game scores, as well as some beautiful pieces from a host of great musicians.
The first half of this playlist draws on artists who create hypnotic building melodies with abstract textures. The second half moves into a slightly more traditional uses of instrumentation, but with a serious helping of incredible compositional skill.
Personal highlights include... The Dream, from Jed Kurzel's harrowing score for Snowtown; there’s a beautiful winding hypnotic track called Purples from Sebastian Plano; and the last track I threw in for the GOT fans is a masterclass in how to develop themes and orchestration from Ramin Djawadi.