For you Mass Effect fans out there, here’s a little bit of news. Film composer Clint Mansell had spoken with the online website The QuietUs two days ago. Clint Mansell was asked if he does much work for other outlets like computer games. His response: “I’m doing a video game this year actually, Mass Effect 3”. For those of you who aren’t familiar with his work, Clint Mansell had most reccently composed music for the film Black Swan. He as also composed music for the films The Wrestler. Smokin’ Aces, The Fountain, Doom, Suspect Zero, Knockaround Guys, and Requiem For A Dream to name a few.
Also during the interview, Clint Mansell gave a little insight into how he might approach the score to Mass Effect 3. The QuietUs had this statement: “So in a game the character might arrive at a big boss and you have to have a piece that can quickly become dramtic”. His response: “That’s what I’m figuring. As I was saying about Public Enemy and re-working old hip-hop tunes for Requiem, and kind of re-working old ballet tunes for Black Swan, with something like Mass Effect you’re more like a DJ, with all these elements. You’ve got the holding pattern, then the big explosion where you need the score to kick in. Then you need to take it off on a tangent. You’ve got all these different elements that change depending on what the player does. You have to figure out an overall symphony, but be able to break it down into component parts. You can bring the pain when required.”
Personally I’m lookin forward to his work on Mass Effect 3 and I’m sure he’ll do an amazing job. To the Mass Effect fans
out there, what do you think?