Film composer Aaron Symonds has always been passionate about both film and music. The common thread – storytelling. His scoring combines a sensitivity to the drama of a scene with a strong cinematic sensibility, musically telling a story that brings out the emotions and drama of the film. His hybrid orchestral scores range from the big and epic to the small and intimate, incorporating ethnic instruments, electronic elements and manipulated organic sounds.
For Aaron, the process of collaboration is the essence of film scoring. A great relationship with the filmmaker leads to the open exchange of ideas, and realisation of the director’s vision. His approach is to get to the core and essence of the film. To musically represent the ideas and themes in the film, serve the drama, and heighten the emotional impact of the scenes. He always like to take it a step further, going beyond that to figure out what it is that makes the movie unique and how the music can do the same.
Is it going to feature an instrument from another culture? An organic sound that will be processed to be unrecognizable yet musical? An atypical combination of instruments? An unexpected juxtaposition of instruments to picture? A new electronic sound? What is the combination of styles, instruments and musical languages that are going to create the individual musical world for the film?