Composer Matt Morton - Apollo 11 (Ep. 80) | The Annotator | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In this episode, we recognize the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission as Matt Morton reveals both inspirations and challenges of scoring the epic documentary. He talks about his desire to use and feature sounds, instruments and effects only available at the time of the Apollo 11 launch in 1969. Morton reveals some of the challenges he faced upon making this decision and how he consulted with the synth manufacturer Moog, among others, on how to reach his goal of authenticity. He also dives into some of his escapades in adding reverb and a unique rhythm he developed for a climactic track “We Must Be Bold.”