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March 2, 2021 10:17 AM
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February 20, 2014 8:43 AM
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Composer Louis Andriessen Inspires Key Scene in Hans Zimmer's Score 12 Years A Slave

Composer Louis Andriessen Inspires Key Scene in Hans Zimmer's Score 12 Years A Slave | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
A lot of people believe 12 Years A Slave is the best film yet made about slavery in the United States. That doesn't make it easy to watch. It also
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"What was going on in my head was a combination of some of the images, sort of snapshots of the things we'd been working on all day," he says — images swirling around with the music of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.
 

Walker started editing the steamboat sequence to an Andriessen piece called De Snelheid, and showed it to the director.
 

"It was amazing," McQueen recalls. "It abbreviated the scene, but you felt the journey because of the physicality of the music and [the sense that] you were coming closer to something. This inevitable dark ending, to be sold down the river."
 

The music eventually used in the scene, by Hans Zimmer, was inspired by Andriessen. Generally, though, Walker and McQueen tried to avoid music in favor of natural sounds: the ominous rumble of Louisiana thunder, or slaves laboring on a plantation.

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