Giorgio Moroder and Skrillex Tapped to Compose Score for TRON Video Game
When word breaks out about our favorite producers being brought on to compose scores for films and other media, it is exciting to hear their sounds cross over into other mediums. Boundaries where shattered when Daft Punk wrote the score for the TRON sequel, and we can all agree that it was nothing short of brilliant to include them in the project. More recently Anthony Gonzalez of the french electro-pop band M83 composed the score for Tom Cruise's film Oblivion, which was released in 2013. Skrillex also worked with ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez on the score for Spring Breakers. Now more than ever, we are beginning to see how dance music producers can take on the challenge of writing a cohesive score.
It was recently announced that a collaboration between disco-pioneering legend Giorgio Moroder and Skrillex are currently in the works to compose the score for the TRON video game. As Daft Punk’s mentor, Moroder paved the way for the future of dance music and this is not his first rodeo composing a score. In 1979, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the movie Midnight Express. He also composed the music for the iconic 1983 film Scarface. A true legend in the industry, Moroder has done it all.
Teaming up with Skrillex presents a perfect combination of tried and true talent mixed with progressive and innovative artistry. "I'm going to meet Skrillex next week when I'm back," Moroder told Clash Magazine. "We have about five themes, electronic stuff and let's see if he's interested in remixing or re-working one of the songs.” Moroder is also in talks to write the score for another film, although he could not specify the name of the project. "I have an offer to do a big movie. I cannot tell you what, but it's... not a 150 million dollars but a big movie, big production. So I have to go back into that, it won't be easy. I do this with a great musician and a great composer, so we do it together.”
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