Trent Rezner and Atticus Ross are no strangers when it comes to collaborating with David Fincher. The non-inch nail musicians have worked on scores for “Gone Girl” and “The Social Network”, so it seemed like the right feature would find Rezner and Ross to collaborate on her latest project.
The “standard” that aired on Netflix tells the story of Hermann J. Mankiewicz when he wrote the script “Citizen Kenke”. Rezner says when he first heard the details, he and Ross were both terrified as usual. “However, I think any good project starts with a level of discomfort.” He added, “We were looking for something interesting and felt it would be an experimental approach to how it would sound if it were in 1940.”
The “standard” score features more than 52 signals, including more than 90 minutes of music. With a selection of musical instruments ranging from wood and string, the music takes listeners back to the golden age of Hollywood.
Looking for the score’s unique style and sound, Ross said they weren’t sure if the word “monk” would be a solo piano, a big band or an orchestra. “
However, when they started, the coronavirus epidemic forced a global lockdown, which meant the transfer suddenly became complicated. Ross remembers, “I thought, ‘What is God’s name?'”
Rezner explained that the mic kits were sterilized and safely distributed to the performers. The recordings came back. “We put them in a place where everyone was in time and tune, some of those were hundreds of tracks,” Ross explains. “When these sessions were presented to us, and we hit the spacebar and we only heard of playing raw pieces, it seemed incredible. I thought I couldn’t believe it, ”he said, adding that despite the challenges of COVID, remote sessions have come together.
And just for the help, Rezoner acknowledges the “why citizen” playing in the studio for inspiration. “Just to remind you what the music did there.”
See Trent Rezner and Atticus Ross talk about “Standard” scoring as part of the Netflix playlist series.