SO WHY RESCORE?
I got the idea to compose my own music to a past film for use as part of my demo reel from film composer agent Richard Kraft (of Kraft/Engel Management). For aspiring composers of media projects who are trying to “break-in” and have little to no professional work in their portfolio, he recommended they re-score a scene or two from a film they liked with their own musical ideas and approach. I expanded upon the suggestion made by Kraft by setting out to compose complete scores to films, specifically horror films for now.
This is significant in that when D4Disgruntled. In 1990, when he was a teenager beginning to compose, he chose this as his first film to attempt scoring on a 61-key Casio keyboard. Each track was always just one instrument - a string with ethereal choir, a warm synth pad, a hollow spacey synth or a piano string combo. He had no DAW, let alone, no computer. D4Disgruntled sat in front of the TV, plugged his keyboard into the stereo, hit record and started playing.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM ORDER
This digital album release is only a 44-minute representation of D4Disgruntled’s complete score to the film. The cues are also not in chronological film order. He chose highlights from the score and re-arranged them to create a different listening experience. The full score run-time is just over 60 minutes.
NO CARPENTER OR HOWARTH MATERIAL IS USED
The iconic Halloween theme and all the subthemes and motifs and musical ideas from the original and subsequent films was not used. It had been considered in the beginning, but since the idea behind each project is to re-score the film with new material, the themes and musical ideas should also be new and different.
However, this project was set into motion after D4Disgruntled comopleted his "A Homage To The FIlm Music Of Halloween" EP Album which is available here. On that project, which was inspired by the Halloween 2018 film trailers, he evolved the thematic material to feel like its 40 years later as all the characters are now 40 years older. Check it out.
LIMITED SPECIAL COLLECTOR's EDITION
This SCE ALBUM is available on CD ONLY and contains the complete 61 minute score he composed from which he re-ordered and truncated for the Digital Album Release . The music is presented in film order. That is 16 minutes of additional music of. Additionally, The SCE release will have liner notes that discuss my approach more to the score and a summarized break-down of the tracks and what scenes they went to.
VIDEO CLIP SAMPLES
For those interested in seeing how the music fits to the film, check out the Music Track Preview Video Clips here.