Marco Beltrami and “The Homesman”

November 17, 2014 at 7:25 am

JonMarcoBeltramiHomesmanSCL11-16-2014-edit-smIn preparing to chronicle this year’s batch of Oscar music hopefuls, I stumbled across one of the most interesting and creative approaches to a Western score in some time: composer Marco Beltrami’s experiments to “musicalize” the sounds of wind over the plains for director Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman — all created acoustically, not electronically processed as he had done seven years ago in 3:10 to Yuma. We explored this together after a Society of Composers & Lyricists screening of the film on Sunday. (Story to come in Variety. Will post soon.)