June 29, 2020
Today we’re listening to Marco Beltrami, an American composer. Beltrami has scored dozens of popular movies over the past couple decades across many genres, including science-fiction, horror, documentary, and action. We’re listening first to his score for the 2018 documentary Free Solo, which chronicles climber Alex Honnold’s ascent of the El Capitan rock face without rope. Beltrami’s score expresses the sublimeness of the Yosemite landscape and reminds us of Philip Glass’s minimalist and evocative chord progressions. Second we’re playing his score for Bong Joon-ho’s 2014 movie Snowpiercer, which has the dramatic tension of a Bernard Herrmann score, if that’s what you need today.
Have a really nice start to your week.