I am a big fan of Ridley Scott’s films, especially ‘Gladiator’, ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Alien’, so I was really looking forward to the film ‘Prometheus’ before it came out; I soaked up the trailers and tried to find everything I could about it. This score was inspired by the trailers. It is split into four main parts: the first being the awe and wonder of the Engineers, with a hint of danger; the second part conveys the horror of being chased down corridors by yet to be revealed creatures. I wanted a slightly surreal sound to this section whilst still keeping a sense of perspective with a pounding action rhythm. The third part is the exploration ship landing; I wanted a classic Goldsmith-esque syncopated rhythm here, bold and dramatic with a sense of anticipation and excitement of what they might find. The last part represents the scientists’ wonder at exploring the universe but with a dissonant reminder that dangers and horrors also lurk out in the stars.
Performed by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by David Hernando Rico
Orchestrated by Chris Hesketh
Sound Technician by Martin Roller
Image by Levente Peterffy http://www.artoflevi.com