Geoff Barrow, an English producer/composer, is the founding member of the band Portishead and a member of the experimental trio BEAK>. He launched the independent label Invada Records in 2001, and as a producer has worked with bands as diverse as The Horrors, Quakers and Anika. Barrow was the music supervisor for Banksy’s film Exit Through the Gift Shop, and most recently created the score for Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, along with Ben Salisbury. The pair also released Drokk: Music inspired by Mega-City One, an album of music composed for the film Dredd.
On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, two acclaimed English composers talk about their craft. Geoff Barrow of Portishead fame, who recently co-composed the score for Ex Machina, and frequent Darren Aronofsky collaborator Clint Mansell (Noah, Black Swan) discuss their creative processes, working with filmmakers, Ennio Morricone’s low-opinion of modern film composers, the questionable quality of most films today, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
2. “Falling”– Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, from the Ex Machina soundtrack
Episode engineered and edited by Elia Einhorn