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Mike Patton To Score New Horror Flick “The Vatican Tapes”

Mike Patton
Mike Patton

Mike Patton’s career as a film composer continues to expand with the news that the singer/multi-instrumentalist will now turn his attention to scoring “The Vatican Tapes”, a horror film starring Michael Pena (“American Hustle”, “Tower Heist”) and Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”, “Blood Diamond”).

The news of Patton’s upcoming scoring project comes as his work on “The Place Beyond The Pines” has been included in the group of eligible film scores for the 86th Academy Awards (Read more – Click here >) and was deemed one of 2013’s best film scores by Film Music Magazine, who said “Patton proves himself to be equally audacious as a film composer as he is a rock star,” adding “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…”

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