Our Interview with Saw Franchise Composer Charlie Clouser

On how he records a new set of samples for each new project he works on:

“I start by creating a family of new sounds to picture. I might pick four or five important moments in a film, and for each of those I’ll create a very rough tempo and meter map by just listening to click tracks against picture, trying to find the pace of the thing. Once I have some sort of framework for those cues, even before I start actually writing in earnest I’ll spend a while just recording new sounds using bowed metal instruments, treated guitars, maybe some hardware synths, and some drums if the piece warrants it.”

Read the full Charlie Clouser interview.