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WATCH: Film composer Alexandre Desplat on using the Arturia MatrixBrute to score new sci-fi film Valerian

Laura  Barnes
WATCH: Film composer Alexandre Desplat on using the Arturia MatrixBrute to score new sci-fi film Valerian

Arturia has unveiled a short documentary giving a rare insight into multi-award winning composer Alexandre Desplat’s creative process.

The video demonstrates how Desplat integrates modern electronic instruments like the Arturia MatrixBrute analog synthesizer with traditional orchestral scores.

Renowned for his iconic musical visions in such films as The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zero Dark Thirty, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Arturia caught up with Desplat during the writing and recording sessions for Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi action film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

“I really like when real and fake are mixed up. I like to mix orchestral with electronic music to make sounds that are impossible for the orchestra alone,” commented Desplat.
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Focusing on the Arturia MatrixBrute, the composer describes how the solid, rhythmic nature of its sequences and organic tone beautifully compliment acoustic instruments.

Check out the full video below:

Tags: arturia , Video , Alexandre Desplat , MatrixBrute , Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets , Valerian , film score

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