Award-winning composer Howard Shore tells WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon how he approaches the writing of a new film score

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A special guest turned out for Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti's recent concert in The Greene Space, a celebration of great film music from the 1930s to today.

"My understanding is that instrumentation is incredibly important when scoring for film," Benedetti told WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon, explaining her own process of recording her new album, "The Silver Violin."

"We have somebody here we can ask," Spurgeon said.

"I'm very aware," Benedetti answered. 

It was, of course, the award-winning composer Howard Shore, who has written the scores for over 80 films, perhaps most notably for "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. He took the stage for a few moments to speak with Spurgeon about his writing process and how he approaches the composition of a new film score. Hear what he had to say below.

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