Category Archives: field recording

RECORDING: “Found Sounds” and scoring movies

I’m sick as hell today, and have been since Saturday night… slept for about 3 days straight, and finally am sitting upright, drinking liquids and internetting….

Stumbled upon these two videos, by Nathan Johnson, who scored the brilliant 2006 film “Brick”, and more recently, “Looper” (both featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and both directed by Rian Johnson). Brick is one of my all-time favorite movies, and I saw Looper with a couple roommates during Hurricane Sandy when I had no electricity at my house.

Although this is much more complex than a lot of people would prefer to work, recording-wise… this is brilliant, and inspiring. The sampler they are using to process the found sounds and record them in a musical context is Kontakt by Native Instruments.