The Sound of Science: How The Martian’s Score Blasted Off
On the Song Exploder podcast, host Hrishikesh Hirway talks to musicians who take apart their songs and, piece by piece, tell the stories of how they were made. Listen below.
In the film The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is stranded on Mars, forced to rely on science and his ingenuity in order to survive. The film topped the U.S. box office for its first two weeks, and has earned critical praise to go along with its $100-million-plus performance. In this episode, composer Harry Gregson-Williams breaks down his music from the film, and talks about how part of his job was to score the excitement of scientific discovery and the grandeur and mystery of Mars.
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