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Johnny Marr Writes Film Score, TV Theme

Written by Barnaby Smith on May 23, 2011

Always one to dip his finger into multiple musical pies, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr‘s latest passion project is scoring more films. Marr, of course, had a crucial hand in the soundtrack to Inception.

Firstly, as Consequence of Sound reports, Marr has arranged the score for the new film by director Tony Krantz, titled The Big Bang. Marr’s music is western-influenced, with the film set in New Mexico and Los Angeles (and starring Antonio Banderas and Snoop Dogg).

Marr told Spinner of the score, “I really tried not to think about anything done by Ry Cooder or Brian Eno or Ennio Morricone. I tried to stay true to the script, to write something entirely from my own heart.”

A new track from the score, Big Bang and Dig, can be heard via TwentyFourBit.

Secondly, Marr has been working on the theme song for the US comedy show, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. You can hear that track below.

Of the difference between writing music for films and composing for his own albums, he told Spinner, “I know straightaway when something isn’t working. In the case of rock music, you have to wait for the audience to give you that feedback.”

Johnny Marr – “Life is Sweet” (Todd Margaret Theme) by TwentyFourBit.com

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