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SciFi Scores: The Sound of Other Worlds

SciFi Scores: The Sound of Other Worlds

In a SciFi film, every detail becomes part of the atmosphere creating this previously unknown place.  Maybe its an alien world, like in James Horner’s score for Aliens, maybe its a new understanding of ourself like in Shane Carruth’s own score for Primer, but in a SciFi film, when the director is asking the audience to take a leap of faith with them into some mysterious territory, score must do much more than just be an audible backdrop for the dialogue.