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When the new Halloween movie hits theaters in October 2018, it will have the distinction of being the first film in the series with creator John Carpenters direct involvement since 1982s Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Carpenter serves on the new David Gordon Green-directed installment as an executive producer, a creative consultant, and, thrillingly, as a soundtrack composer, alongside his collaborators from his three recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. The new soundtrack pays homage to the classic Halloween score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Greens film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shapes knife. The rest of the soundtrack is just as enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenters famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved. We wanted to honor the original Halloween soundtrack in terms of the sounds we used, Davies explained. We used a lot of the Dave Smith OB-6, bowed guitar, Roland Juno, Korg, Roli, Moog, Roland System 1, Roland System 8, different guitar pedals, mellotron, and piano. Unlike the Lost Themes albums, where the composers wrote the soundtracks for imaginary movies, Halloween saw the Carpenters and Davies collaborating on music set to images for the first time. Though it marked a significant change from their previous creative process, the trio thrived under the constraints and tight deadlines that film scoring work demands. Being limited by the length of time in scoring the sequence, we focused on the directors tempo, timing, and vision, Davies said. He would tell us what he had in mind, how long the cue should be, what emotion he wanted, and we would take it from there. Its only the three of us, there is no elaborate system. We wrote, performed, and orchestrated everything. For John Carpenter, who reunited on the new film with original Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis, composing the score felt like a homecoming. Not only had he not worked on a Halloween movie in 35 years, he hadnt composed a soundtrack since his 2001 sci-fi thriller Ghosts of Mars. It was great, Carpenter said of the experience. It was transforming. It was not a movie I directed, so I had a lot of freedom in creating the score and getting into the director's head. I was proud to serve David Gordon Greens vision. For Cody Carpenter, Johns son, and Davies, his godson, it was surreal to work on something that means so much to generations of fans, and that they grew up around. It was an honor for us to be involved, and we are really happy to be a part of something that so many people are anticipating and excited about, Davies said. Working together with both the director of the new Halloween and the creator of the original Halloween was really a fantastic experience.

When the new Halloween movie hits theaters in October 2018, it will have the distinction of being the first film in the series with creator John Carpenters direct involvement since 1982s Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Carpenter serves on the new David Gordon Green-directed installment as an executive producer, a creative consultant, and, thrillingly, as a soundtrack composer, alongside his collaborators from his three recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. The new soundtrack pays homage to the classic Halloween score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Greens film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shapes knife. The rest of the soundtrack is just as enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenters famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved. We wanted to honor the original Halloween soundtrack in terms of the sounds we used, Davies explained. We used a lot of the Dave Smith OB-6, bowed guitar, Roland Juno, Korg, Roli, Moog, Roland System 1, Roland System 8, different guitar pedals, mellotron, and piano. Unlike the Lost Themes albums, where the composers wrote the soundtracks for imaginary movies, Halloween saw the Carpenters and Davies collaborating on music set to images for the first time. Though it marked a significant change from their previous creative process, the trio thrived under the constraints and tight deadlines that film scoring work demands. Being limited by the length of time in scoring the sequence, we focused on the directors tempo, timing, and vision, Davies said. He would tell us what he had in mind, how long the cue should be, what emotion he wanted, and we would take it from there. Its only the three of us, there is no elaborate system. We wrote, performed, and orchestrated everything. For John Carpenter, who reunited on the new film with original Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis, composing the score felt like a homecoming. Not only had he not worked on a Halloween movie in 35 years, he hadnt composed a soundtrack since his 2001 sci-fi thriller Ghosts of Mars. It was great, Carpenter said of the experience. It was transforming. It was not a movie I directed, so I had a lot of freedom in creating the score and getting into the director's head. I was proud to serve David Gordon Greens vision. For Cody Carpenter, Johns son, and Davies, his godson, it was surreal to work on something that means so much to generations of fans, and that they grew up around. It was an honor for us to be involved, and we are really happy to be a part of something that so many people are anticipating and excited about, Davies said. Working together with both the director of the new Halloween and the creator of the original Halloween was really a fantastic experience.

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Halloween [2018 Soundtrack]
Artist: John Carpenter
Format: CD
New: Available to Order $14.98
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DISC: 1

1. Intro
2. Halloween Theme
3. Laurie's Theme
4. Prison Montage
5. Michael Kills
6. Michael Kills Again
7. The Shape Returns
8. The Bogeyman
9. The Shape Kills 1
10. Laurie Sees the Shape 1
11. Wrought Iron Fence 1
12. The Shape Hunts Allyson 1
13. Allyson Discovered 1
14. Say Something 1
15. Ray's Goodbye 1
16. The Shape Is Monumental 1
17. The Shape and Laurie Fight 1
18. The Grind 1
19. Trap the Shape 2
20. The Shape Burns 2
21. Halloween Triumphant

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When the new Halloween movie hits theaters in October 2018, it will have the distinction of being the first film in the series with creator John Carpenters direct involvement since 1982s Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Carpenter serves on the new David Gordon Green-directed installment as an executive producer, a creative consultant, and, thrillingly, as a soundtrack composer, alongside his collaborators from his three recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. The new soundtrack pays homage to the classic Halloween score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Greens film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shapes knife. The rest of the soundtrack is just as enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenters famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved. We wanted to honor the original Halloween soundtrack in terms of the sounds we used, Davies explained. We used a lot of the Dave Smith OB-6, bowed guitar, Roland Juno, Korg, Roli, Moog, Roland System 1, Roland System 8, different guitar pedals, mellotron, and piano. Unlike the Lost Themes albums, where the composers wrote the soundtracks for imaginary movies, Halloween saw the Carpenters and Davies collaborating on music set to images for the first time. Though it marked a significant change from their previous creative process, the trio thrived under the constraints and tight deadlines that film scoring work demands. Being limited by the length of time in scoring the sequence, we focused on the directors tempo, timing, and vision, Davies said. He would tell us what he had in mind, how long the cue should be, what emotion he wanted, and we would take it from there. Its only the three of us, there is no elaborate system. We wrote, performed, and orchestrated everything. For John Carpenter, who reunited on the new film with original Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis, composing the score felt like a homecoming. Not only had he not worked on a Halloween movie in 35 years, he hadnt composed a soundtrack since his 2001 sci-fi thriller Ghosts of Mars. It was great, Carpenter said of the experience. It was transforming. It was not a movie I directed, so I had a lot of freedom in creating the score and getting into the director's head. I was proud to serve David Gordon Greens vision. For Cody Carpenter, Johns son, and Davies, his godson, it was surreal to work on something that means so much to generations of fans, and that they grew up around. It was an honor for us to be involved, and we are really happy to be a part of something that so many people are anticipating and excited about, Davies said. Working together with both the director of the new Halloween and the creator of the original Halloween was really a fantastic experience.

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