Thursday, September 18, 2008

In Case You Missed It...Links To "Staunton Hill" Trailer!

Please go and check out the links below to see the trailer for Cameron Romero's new thriller "Staunton Hill", featuring the oringinal score by Jesper Kyd.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jesper Discusses Staunton Hill Recording Session...

For the Staunton Hill recording sessions Jesper teams up with producer Jeff Blenkinsopp. Jeff co-produced the 1960s recording sessions with Jesper at Ears NYC and Dubway Studios.

Jesper explains:

"I have been working with Jeff for years, and we are extremely focused on coming up with unusual ideas and sounds. The recording sessions included steel guitars, harmonicas and a NYC based jazz trio. The trio was comprised of James Chirillo on guitars, Victor Lewis on drums and Nick Szatmari on bass. The movie opens with radio noises and jazz music. So it's extremely important we get this mood right in order to suck the audience into the movie right away".

(Below are some pictures taken during the jazz trio recordings.)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Kyd Partners with Director Cameron Romero to Provide Soundtrack for "Staunton Hill"...

Pioneering game composer Jesper Kyd has provided the soundtrack to Cameron Romero's soon to be released thriller, "Staunton Hill". This marks the 32nd score for the composer. I had a chance to talk to Jesper about it and he had this to say about the inspiration for his score.
"The movie takes place in the 1960's and an authentic sounding 60's jazz trio performs parts of my score. We refurbished tube Radios from the 1950's and 196o's with audio inputs and outputs and ran certain instruments as well as full score through these radios. This allowed me to create an authentic but warped radio influenced 1960's sound, which brings a dark moody atmosphere to an already dark score. Jesper adds: "the radio has a special meaning in the Staunton Hill universe and I wanted to bring that out by scoring the radio as a character in the film".
With custom made equipment (made by Analog Labs), Jesper creates a serious sounding score with psychological elements, beautiful themes, lots of attitude and a dark surrealistic atmosphere.