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A Conversation with Cliff Martinez
    Cliff Martinez began as a drummer for unconventional bands such as The Weirdos, The Dickies, Captain Beefheart & The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The desire to not wear a sock on his genitals at age 40 and an interest in new technologies led Martinez toward the world of film music. His first film was Steven Soderbergh’s first theatrical release (sex, lies, and videotape) and led to a longstanding collaboration with the director on films such as The Limey, Traffic, Solaris & 2011’s Contagion. His time in the punk rock scene has made Martinez’s scoring approach nontraditional. His scores tend towards the sparse, utilizing a modern tonal palette to paint the backdrop for films that are often dark & psychological like Pump Up the Volume, Wonderland, Wicker Park, & Drive. Join Cliff and moderator Brian Satterwhite, a film music journalist and UT Film Music Lecturer, as he discusses his body of work and techniques for keeping the sock from slipping off.

    Film Composer | Ain't it Cool News | Brian Satterwhite is a professional...

    Cliff Martinez began as a drummer for several bands during the...

    Type Interactive, Dual
    Hashtag #sxsw #CMartinez
    Theme Convergence
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100615

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