Mike Patton To Score Horror Film

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Last year, Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk) scored the film The Place Beyond the Pines, which has made him eligible for an Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards.

On the heels of that news, we may be witnessing the birth of Mike Patton’s future as a film composer since he has now signed on to score The Vatican Tapes. The film is a horror/thriller directed by Mark Neveldine about a leaked video tape that reveals a Vatican exorcism gone very, very awry. The Vatican Tapes stars Michael Pena (American Hustle, Tower Heist) and Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond).

About Patton’s score for The Place Beyond the Pines, Film Music Magazine said:

Patton proves himself to be equally audacious as a film composer as he is a rock star… while jarring at first to hear this miasma of religious choruses, grunge chords, and experimental string writing over ‘Pine’s’ rural landscape, Patton’s approach turns out to be completely inspired in conveying the sins of the fathers…

Overall, that sounds like an accurate description of Patton’s awesome career.

Mike Patton will also participate in a panel discussion in the Sundance Film Festival panel, Collective Conversations: Sound & Vision – A Panel Discussion on Music in Film. He will talk about music and film and the worlds of popular music vs. film composition on the William H. Macy-moderated panel, which takes place on January 19th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Collective. The panel will also include Craig Wedren, Alexander Ebert, Mica Levi, and BT.

Rock Hard \m/

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