Episode 5

Published on:

14th Mar 2022

Ex-Machina (2014) w/ David Rosen, Award Winning Composer and Host of the Piecing it Together Podcast

Award winning composer and host of the Piecing It Together Podcast, David Rosen is our guest for this episode. Ryan and David talk about the score to the 2014 Alex Garland film, Ex-Machina.  They discuss how Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury’s score has influenced David’s own score work as well as the rise in  experimental electronic scores and how the duo continues to push in that direction even though Salisbury’s background is in traditional piano/string based scores. They also chat about the importance of the ambient nature of the score in the film and how effective Alex Garland uses music in the film.

David also shares about some of his other influences as well as some exciting future projects that he’s working on. 

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!