Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

Favorite Genres:
Film Music, Classical, Rock n’ Roll, Ambient, Electronic

Favorite Artists:
Hans Zimmer, Bruce Springsteen, Ennio Morricone, John Williams, Gyorgy Ligeti, U2, Moby, Nine Inch Nails, Kronos Quartet, Danny Elfman, Guns N’ Roses, Howard Shore, Bernard Herrmann, Wendy Carlos, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno

Favorite Albums:
“The Crow” Soundtrack & Score (Various Artists, Graeme Revell), “Born in the U.S.A.” (Bruce Springsteen), “Broken Arrow” Soundtrack (Hans Zimmer), “Achtung Baby” (U2), “Braveheart” Soundtrack (James Horner), “The Downward Spiral” (Nine Inch Nails), “Vertigo” Soundtrack (Bernard Herrmann), “2001: A Space Odyssey” Soundtrack (Various Artists) & “Alex North’s 2001” (Alex North), “Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass” (Kronos Quartet), “Use Your Illusion I” & “Use Your Illusion II” (Guns N’ Roses), “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Soundtrack (Ennio Morricone), “The Fountain” Soundtrack (Clint Mansell), “Discreet Music” (Brian Eno), “The Wall” (Pink Floyd), The “Star Wars” Saga Soundtracks (John Williams)

Favorite Songs/Tracks (Just a few of the pieces that I’ve enjoyed the most over the years):
“No Surrender” by Bruce Springsteen (from “Born in the U.S.A.” & “Live 1975-85”); “The Art of Living” by Hans Zimmer (from “Millennium” Soundtrack); “The Unexpressed Expressed” by Carter Burwell (from “Adaptation” Soundtrack); “Many Meetings” by Howard Shore (from “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” Soundtrack); “Lament for a Lost Son” by Graeme Revell (from “The Crow: City of Angels” Score Soundtrack); “Jupiter and Beyond,” featuring “Requiem for Sorprano, Mezzo Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs & Orchestra,” “Atmospheres,” and “Adventures (Altered for Film)” by Gyorgy Ligeti (from “2001: A Space Odyssey” Soundtrack); “Will I” by Jonathan Larson (from “Rent” Movie Soundtrack); “Flugufrelsarinn” by Sigur Rós, Performed by Kronos Quartet (from “Plays Sigur Rós” & “Agaetis Byrjun”); “‘Freedom’/The Execution/Bannockburn” by James Horner (from “Braveheart” Soundtrack); “Rescue From Cloud City/Hyperspace” by John Williams (from “Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back” Soundtrack); “Hammerhead” by Hans Zimmer (from “Broken Arrow” Soundtrack); “It Can’t Rain All the Time” by Jane Siberry (from “The Crow” Soundtrack); “Magic Snow Music” by Christophe Beck (from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Amends” Episode); “Don’t Cry”, “November Rain”, and “Estranged” by Guns N’ Roses (from “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II”) “Masked Ball” by Jocelyn Pook (from “Eyes Wide Shut” Soundtrack); “Seraphim” by Wendy Carlos (from “Tales of Heaven and Hell”); “Duduk of the North” by Hans Zimmer (from “More Music from ‘Gladiator'” Soundtrack); “I Wish I Were Blind” by Bruce Springsteen (from “Human Touch”); “Scottie Trails Madeline” by Bernard Herrmann (from “Vertigo” Soundtrack); “Yearning of the Sword” by Tan Dun (from “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” Soundtrack); “Pitseleh” by Elliot Smith (from “Keeping the Faith” Soundtrack); “Togetherness” by Ennio Morricone (from “Lolita” Soundtrack); “Finale” by Danny Elfman (from “Big Fish”); “So Cruel” by U2 (from “Achtung Baby”); “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails (from “The Downward Spiral”); “The Trio” by Ennio Morricone (from “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” Soundtrack); “Xibalba” by Clint Mansell (from “The Fountain”)

I could list many more, but here are the pieces that have inspired me the most as a composer:
“Overture: Atmospheres” by Gyorgy Ligeti (from “2001: A Space Odyssey” Soundtrack); “Falls” by Ennio Morricone (from “The Mission” Soundtrack); “Wallace Courts Murron” by James Horner (from “Braveheart” Soundtrack); “Once Upon a Time in the West” by Ennio Morricone (from “Once Upon a Time in the West” Soundtrack); “Atrus’ Theme” by Robyn Miller (from “Riven” Soundtrack); “Light” by Hans Zimmer (from “The Thin Red Line” Soundtrack); “The Sundown” by Ennio Morricone (from “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” Soundtrack); “Masked Ball” by Jocelyn Pook (from “Eyes Wide Shut” Soundtrack); “The Art of Living” by Hans Zimmer (from “Millennium” Soundtrack); “Lament for a Lost Son” by Graeme Revell (from “The Crow: City of Angels” Soundtrack); “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone (from “The Mission” Soundtrack); “Let My Home Be My Gallows” by Hans Zimmer (from “Hannibal” Soundtrack); “Stealth” by Hans Zimmer (from “Broken Arrow” Soundtrack); “Seraphim” by Wendy Carlos (from “Tales of Heaven and Hell”); “Goodbye, Colonel” by Ennio Morricone (from “For a Few Dollars More” Soundtrack); “All is Well” by Brian Tyler (from “Bubba ho-Tep” Soundtrack)

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