18 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brian Tyler may be one of Hollywood’s busiest composers (his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Expendables 3 projects also opened in the same two-week span), but he still finds new challenges. “Into the Storm was an opportunity to do a completely conceptual score,” Tyler said of the unusual musical metaphor employed for Steven Quale’s storm-chasing disaster film. “The idea was that an approaching storm is represented by the premise of being stalked in the savanna by a lion or tiger: primal but patient. African flutes whistle in the far distance over completely still strings holding like a lion stalking, waiting patiently to strike. Then without warning, the power of the storm is upon you before you are even aware. This was a really fun and rewarding concept for me to compose.” But the composer notes that that’s only half the scoring equation here; the other “emphasizes human emotion, including loneliness. It features a melancholy tone that comes from realizing we all are fragile and at the mercy of powers outside of ourselves.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brian Tyler may be one of Hollywood’s busiest composers (his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Expendables 3 projects also opened in the same two-week span), but he still finds new challenges. “Into the Storm was an opportunity to do a completely conceptual score,” Tyler said of the unusual musical metaphor employed for Steven Quale’s storm-chasing disaster film. “The idea was that an approaching storm is represented by the premise of being stalked in the savanna by a lion or tiger: primal but patient. African flutes whistle in the far distance over completely still strings holding like a lion stalking, waiting patiently to strike. Then without warning, the power of the storm is upon you before you are even aware. This was a really fun and rewarding concept for me to compose.” But the composer notes that that’s only half the scoring equation here; the other “emphasizes human emotion, including loneliness. It features a melancholy tone that comes from realizing we all are fragile and at the mercy of powers outside of ourselves.”

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