Alexandre Desplat on the music of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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Arturia has announced a short documentary on multi-award winning composer Alexandre Desplat, giving a rare insight into his creative process.

In the video, Desplat demonstrates how he integrates modern electronic instruments like the MatrixBrute analog synthesizer with traditional orchestral scores.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsMADphDZkQ

Renowned for his iconic musical visions in such films as The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zero Dark Thirty, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Arturia caught up with Desplat during the writing and recording sessions for Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi action film: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Never afraid to embrace the power of electronic music for his art, Desplat makes full use of a variety of instruments, remarking: “I really like when real and fake are mixed up. I like to mix orchestral with electronic music to make sounds that are impossible for the orchestra alone.”

Focusing on the Arturia MatrixBrute – an immensely powerful monophonic analog synthesizer – Desplat describes how the solid, rhythmic nature of its sequences and organic tone beautifully compliment acoustic instruments.

More information: Arutria

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