Trent Reznor's educational experience
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 November 2014
Trent Reznor finds scoring movies "educational" and a "positive" thing to do
Trent Reznor finds scoring movies "educational".
The Nine Inch Nails frontman has enjoyed working with Atticus Ross in creating music for movies including 'The Social Network' and 'Gone Girl' and has found it a "positive" and fulfilling experience.
He said: "[Scoring] has been inspirational, educational and interesting to apply my skill set into a different medium.
"It's affected me in a lot of ways -- mostly positive."
While the 'Hurt' hitmaker has previously only worked on David Fincher's movies, he is keen to work with other directors and would be interested in turning his skills to something radically different, like an animated family adventure.
Speaking at the Billboard/ Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, he said: "I'm open to any possibility. I'm trying to keep film work for me as something that feels like a thing on the side -- a special treat to be able to do -- and not necessarily try to fill my schedule with project after project.
"The artist in me is interested in seeing what I'm capable of. I can hear a score like 'Despicable Me' and be amazed of what it is and be appreciative of it. I don't know if I can do that. The technician in me, the person that wants to learn things and try new methodologies is interested to see if I'm capable of doing that, but I have no idea if I could."