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What Makes Scary Music Scary? The Composer’s Perspective

By: Chris Blackwell
Date: 10 Sep 2014


Every Halloween I record a spooky hard drive. This spooky ‘tape’ consists of various sounds, scrapes, shrieks and discordant music and is played against a backdrop of candlelit gloom. But what about scary music, what makes music frightening? Music is such a visceral thing. It permeates our existence and is part of everything we do. Music can change our mood, define our mood even, and when used correctly  in film  it acts as a narrative to the picture, filling in the holes...

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Top Tips for Creating Music at the BVE

By: Chris Blackwell
Date: 14 Mar 2013


I’d been wanting to do something outside my comfort zone for some time but even so I was slightly surprised to hear myself asking the guys at Audio Network if I could speak at any events or seminars they had coming up.   I guess it was either public speaking or hang gliding but it was too cold for hang gliding. Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) I’m pretty sure I was expecting them to say “no thanks” but instead, I heard, “Great. Would you like to speak at the...

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