Our Interview with “The Knick” Composer Cliff Martinez

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On his first big break:

“My first scoring job was an episode of Pee Wee’s Playhouse for CBS and I remember thinking how writing to picture created unique musical structures and allowed for more originality and diversity than the music I was hearing in clubs and on the radio.

I got into scoring films via a chance introduction to Steven Soderbergh who recently admitted that he hired me for Sex, Lies, and Videotape because “Cliff was the only composer I knew.” This supports my theory on how to achieve success in show business: stand at the slot machine long enough and eventually you’ll hit a jackpot.”

Read the Full Interview Here