Our latest Composer Podcast is an interesting one and proof why these intimate interviews can be so valuable to film music enthusiasts. Alex Somers is somebody new. I haven’t heard of him or from him and that makes his story and his music completely fresh. Somers recently penned the hypnotic score for Captain Fantastic (2016) staring Viggo Mortensen. It’s a film about isolationism and family and Alex’s music is a sensorial amalgam of both.
Quiet abstract scores are difficult to get right. The degree in which music affects its narrative is like walking a tightrope. One inch to the left or right and it’s a disaster, but if you're surgically precise you can find that narrow groove on which to facilitate your story. I haven’t yet seen the movie; however, I’m genuinely intrigued by Somers’ music. It’s alluring qualities piques my interest to seek out the story this music accompanies.
In the meantime, enjoy this podcast and learning a little bit about this up-and-coming composer.