James Horner once said, “There are only 12 tones. There’s only so much you can do.” Interesting theory, but is it true? Some of you will say that Horner is just lazy. Hmm. Others will say, “He has a point: Perhaps that’s why much of the film music we hear today seems a bit derivative.”
Whichever, his comment raises a pertinent question amongst Creatives: Is there a limit to what can be created from an original place?
Indeed, what constitutes “originality”? To take it a step further, what makes for a truly original film score? Is it the sound? The composer? The approach? The use of instruments? Or none of the above… or ALL of the above? Why do you feel the way you do about your take on it?
Have an answer? Tell us.
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