Tom Newman Quotes
I think the idea of hearing ten seconds of a song so we can put it on an album is a real eye-roller for me after a while. I do feel like I'm being manipulated and I do sense the marketing behind it and that's never fun. The other side of it, if it's good, it's great. There are some great songs and they certainly work great in movies. Woody Allen has always used source music very well and you get a sense that it's a comfortable kind of musical backdrop for the territory that he wants to occupy.
My approach normally is to start from a point of color, meaning do I hear woodwind sounds or do I hear plucking sounds or bell sounds, and I try to build up. I normally start from a point of color as opposed to a point of melody, and that's probably because I figure at some point I'll have to write melody anyway, so it's kind of a given, whereas color is just fun to think about. What would happen if I did this or that, and what would happen if I used this kind of instrument?
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