Soundtrack Trends and Styles in 2013, Part One

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Robert Redford in 'All is Lost' Robert Redford in 'All is Lost'

Let's investigate some highlights from film scores released in 2013. Are there particular trends? Yes, it seems so. Lots of scores are musically simple and texturally complex. Growing numbers of scores are not traditionally orchestral. And moods are generally established with wafting waves of sound.

In this first of two parts, David Garland presents music released during the past year from films such as "All Is Lost," "12 Years a Slave," "Philomena," "Enough Said," "Wadjda," and several others. Part two in this series emphasizes music from action and science fiction movies, and will air on January 4.

Comments [3]

Susanne from Denver, CO

I love, absolutely love, this type of music and collect it, including Ludovico Einaudi. Thanks!

Dec. 16 2013 02:01 PM
Gev Sweeney from The Jersey Shore

Ah, now I know whose style the first two scores remind me of: Ludovico Einaudi. Small and simple, but profound and emotionally lyrical.

Dec. 14 2013 09:13 PM
Gev Sweeney from The Jersey Shore

Alas, this year's trends are often tomorrow's cliches and the future's embarrassments.

Dec. 14 2013 09:08 PM

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