Prometheus

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

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.

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