What’s it like to compose music for an Apollo 11 doc using the synths of the day? Like this.

When composer Mark Morton was hired to create the soundtrack of the 2019 Apollo 11 documentary, he stumbled on the idea of using synthesizers of that era to add a little extra authenticity. Here’s the story as told to the people at TIFF. It’s pretty cool. (Via Peter)

Now you know how it was made, give a listen to the soundtrack.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “What’s it like to compose music for an Apollo 11 doc using the synths of the day? Like this.

  • October 20, 2020 at 9:01 pm
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    MATT Morton. When you said MARK Morton, I thought the guitarist of Lamb of God started making soundtracks and got really excited lol

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