HORROR MOVIES & STUFF: HM & S Interviews Marianne Composer Mikel Junehag
MR. H: When scoring “Marianne”…did you go into the project with any specific ideas in mind? Or did the filmmakers tell you what they wanted specifically, and you then laid down the music?
Mikel: It was a combination of Filips ideas and my own that melted down into a vision of a style and sound that I came to aim at. I got tips on films and music with the right feeling from Filip. Smashing Pumpkins “Behold! The nightmare” was one of his benchmarks. The themesong to “28 days later” was one of my own. Another thing I decided from an early stage was to let an old friend, Sanna Eriksson, a local folk-violinist add her violin on the soundtrack. I understood that I had to have a very clear vision of the soundtrack before I started so that I wouldn’t get lost in the labyrints of creativity. It would have been impossible for me to create the score if I was told in detail what to do. As a scorewriter you have to have a certain freedom in the creative process because you have to own the vision in some way to create some magic. The director have to explain his vision and at the same time don’t hold the reint too tight. And that was a balance I think Filip handled very well.