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Kathryn Bigelow’s Blue Steel

Blue Steel Cue:

This was one of Kathryn Bigelow’s early films. Though she later moved into making films that are hyper real, Blue Steel feels very much like a  prolonged dark dream. To support that aspect, Kathryn and I agreed that the film  needed a very dark atmospheric score.  I used a lot of breathy sounds, including distortions of my own breathing to create the textures. Much of the score had very few recognizable instrument sounds or melody. I enjoyed the challenge.








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I spent the majority of my adult life composing original scores for film and television, working on a wide range of projects (The Terminator, Big Easy, The Accused, True Lies), with an amazing assortment of people( James Cameron , Katherine Bigelow , Arthur miller, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford). I took some time to examine my life and realized that my youthful dream of using my talent and creativity to make a difference in the world was not being fulfilled in Hollywood. I ended up turning that exploration into a one man musical called Borrowed Time.