The Internet public radio station 89.9 KCRW has posted an interview on their website from the show Morning Becomes Eclectic in which host Jason Bentley talked with Joseph Kosinski, the director of the upcoming Tron: Legacy, about his collaboration with the French dance music duo Daft Punk and their work on the Tron Legacy Soundtrack.
Bentley, who has previously served as the music supervisor for the Matrix trilogy, played a big hand in getting the boys in Daft Punk to score the big-budget sequel. In the interview Kosinski and Bentley talk in great detail about the director’s musical influences, how they figured into his vision for the Tron: Legacy score, and his experiences working with Daft Punk.
Kosinski also spoke about having the final mix of the score done at Skywalker Ranch, where the mix engineers described it as “the loudest film they had ever mixed music for.”
… the mix was a challenge. These are Oscar-winning guys who’ve done King Kong and Lord of the Rings and all this stuff, I don’t think they had ever encountered a score quite like this. It was a challenging thing to get music with this much power to mesh with a sound design that was also equally powerful. So you had these two monstrous kind of things that could easily be butting heads the entire film, which would just be a mess. It took a lot of time. It took six weeks of hard work, even more prep work before that.
Also, the station played five tracks from the film’s soundtrack and discussed in detail how each cue came to be. Along with the full interview transcript, WCRW has also included five video clips from the discussion. Part 3, which has a cue from “Solar Sailor,” is embedded here below.
You can check out the full interview transcript and video clips over at KCRW.
Tron Legacy Soundtrack will be released on December 7, 2010.