This bloody morning at 11 AM (2 PM EST), get axed and pitchforked with a song and a dance on a new Film Music Live videocast as we clap for the strains of X and PEARL with filmmaker TI WEST (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil), composer TYLER BATES (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects) and PEARL co-composer TIMOTHY WILLIAMS (Brightburn, We Summon the Darkness) to talk about traversing murderous 70’s porn to a 1918 seductive psycho in the making! Be one of the first five live questioners and win a download of the score to “Pearl,” courtesy of A24 Music
Tyler Bates and Timothy Williams were clearly given specific direction from Ti West to compose a lush and romantic score. Modern directors, even when making a period piece, generally do not suggest composers to go this route.
Looking forward to learning more about the creation of this score. I would be very curious to know what specific direction the composers were given (i.e. did West suggest any 1940s-70s scores/music for them to listen to?). I would also like to know what the director and composers' favorite lush, mid-20th century film scores are. Also, how the composers felt about the opportunity to write and record a score like this in 2022.