These were the words of Icelandic cellist-composer Hildur Guðnadóttir as she recently accepted an Academy Award® for Best Original Score, for the movie Joker. It completed her incredible sweep for the 2020 season, adding to her Grammy®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA, Critics Choice, and Society of Composers & Lyricists awards … and last year, she won an Emmy® too!
Her software of choice? Steinberg Cubase. In this video, she describes her approach to capturing audio and composing for film and television. “Music is such an important part of the story-telling,” she says, “and … there are so many elements you are working with: the pacing of the cinematography, the lighting, the movements, the acting … all of which affect the steps that I [take].” She also talks about how she finds Cubase ideal for assembling the elements she records, thanks to its intuitive design and tight integration between audio and MIDI.
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