Craig Armstrong, Interview, Contactmusic caught up with Craig Armstrong

Craig Armstrong - Interview

Craig Armstrong - Interview

Contactmusic caught up with Craig Armstrong, film composer for The Quiet American, Moulin Rouge and many more.

So how is your day going?

GOOD THANKS

I can imagine your vocation isn't the easiest to get a start in, how did it come about for you?

I STARTED WRITING MUSIC FOR THE THEATRE AND THEN WAS OFFERED SHORT FILMS WHICH SLOWLY LED INTO FEATURES.

Where do you begin when writing a film score?

USUALLY BY MEETING THE DIRECTOR AND DISCUSSING OUR APPROACH TO THE PROJECT.

Out of all the pieces of music you have created for films which is your favourite?

THE QUIET AMERICAN WORKED REALLY WELL I THINK AND MOULIN ROUGE.

Is music one of the most important parts of a film for you?

AS A MUSICIAN I AM POSSIBLY MORE AWARE OF THE MUSIC BUT CINEMATOGAPHY IS ALSO SOMETHING I NOTICE IN FILMS.

What would be one of the most defining moments of your career?

MY AUNT TEACHING ME THE PIANO WHEN I WAS SEVEN.

How do you unwind?

I LIKE BEING ON AND AROUND BOATS

Was music something that ran in your family or did you feel it was an individual outlet for you?

MY AUNT WENT TO THE RAM IN LONDON SO SHE DID IT ALL FIRST.

You're obviously a very good musician, what aren't you so good at?

I'M LEARNING PORTUGUESE AT THE MOMENT AND I COULD BE BETTER AT THAT.

You're adoration for music is obviously huge! What else are you really passionate about?

LOTS OF THINGS.

Contactmusic.com has an area on the website dedicated to unsigned artist, what advice would you give them?

DON'T GIVE UP. REMEMBER HOW YOU FEEL IS UNIQUE AND COMPOSE ALONE.

If you hadn't got started in music what would you have done?

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE BECOME A PAINTER

Which movie bad guy would you be?

STEVE MCQUEEN IN THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR

Do you have a favorite place to write?

THESE DAYS I TEND TO WRITE AT HOME.




Official site - http://www.craigarmstrong.com


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

"Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer" Reaches Viral Status: Most Watched Trailer Of 2014

If you’re not a Fifty Shades of Grey fan, that’s ok, apparently the...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

You've heard the song on the radio. People are humming it anywhere...

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have...

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

It’s been a well-documented rise to fame for Chris Pratt – the guy who used...

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just...

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014
Advertisement

Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In "Sharknado 2: The Second One"

As unfortunate as the idea of Sharknado 2 sounds, it’s happening. Let that...

Tara Reid - Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber are reported to have clashed on a night out on the island of Ibiza...

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were seen together at a movie screening on Monday...

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Craig Armstrong Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Craig Armstrong

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All