Mar 26, 2016
Attack of the Killer Soundtrack - Episode 36
This week we sit down with
singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, experimental
artist and all-around musical prodigy - Emily
Wells. In addition to her extensive collection of solo
work over the years, you may also know Emily from her contributions
to the "Stoker" soundtrack. So we talk with her about working with
director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) as well as collaborating with the
film's composer Clint Mansell.
And as we continue to be foolish and daring, we also discuss... Vivaldi, Johnny Carson, 80's pop culture, The Criterion Collection, inhabiting the character, Richard Brautigan, pretty sheltered, a very clear idea of what he wants, a Suzuki program, India Stoker, think in landscape, Bach, a nerdy kid, Jay Z, in a way... it was a gift, a total wonderful kook, he carves the space out for you and you get to fill it for yourself, it struck some sort of a chord in me, Bushwick, Tarantino, all that teenage stuff, Chopin, express an idea that is a song, Mister Rogers, kind of different then my normal process, he brought a clip of the film, there is definitely intention behind my choices, but... to me, it all makes sense, I got a 4-track, playing, performing, learning, creation, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, those were the shifts that gave me a different kind of fire around music, I believe limitations are vitality, the bones of the song, Scorsese, Something Beautiful Etc., Beethoven, I kind of felt like a teenager in my bedroom learning someone else's songs, creative friends, spring reverb unit and he really jarred my brain... out of itself a bit.
"Director Park came to one of my shows... and it was like 'the rest is history' kind of a thing."
For more on Emily's music, go to: http://emilywellsmusic.com/