Exclusive Interview - Artik composer Corey Wallace on creating the film's unconventional score

Exclusive Interview: Composer Corey Wallace Discusses the Upcoming Release of his ARTIK Score

I’d describe Artik as a brutal, primal score.  It’s not shy.  It hits hard and often, and I think it has a unique sense of ferocity. There is a notable absence of melody and harmony, and instead focuses on very raw gestures.  It’s a dirty score with lots of jagged edges. Even silence is used aggressively, as music and sound, at times, starkly cuts out without notice for dramatic effect.

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We didn’t set out to make themes, in fact, quite the opposite. The idea was to create a sort of anti-score, using sounds and textures that aren’t typically used and use them in atypical ways. When a band or orchestra gets ready to play, the first thing they do is tune their instruments. When we were sampling guitar and cello sounds, the first thing we did was de-tune them.

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