Howard Shore on The Lord of the Rings

“I will take the Ring,” he said, “though I do not know the way.” This quote from J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ has triggered the imaginations and formed the dreams of more than 100 million readers worldwide for decades. In 1954 Tolkien’s ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, the first instalment of the trilogy ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was published.

Howard Shore on The Silence of the Lambs

Film music is functional music. It has to serve the movie without drawing too much attention to itself. Film music depends upon the kind of movie it was composed for. So it is perhaps daring to think that a film score can give us an impression of the composer’s personality of his psyche, his character and individuality. This may apply to absolute concert music...