HY Blog: Making Thor Sound…Different

Heavyocity Blog: Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, and composer for Thor: Ragnorak talks about changing the signature sound of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For more info, check out Heavyocity.com/products

Before Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh sat down to begin scoring Thor: Ragnorok, he faced the same issue that any composer faces when working on scoring programmatic media – how do I tie this work into a previously-created world without sounding repetitive? When you add in the fact that we’re talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one of the most popular franchises in the history of film, the order to sound fresh gets a little taller. But for those of you that have seen the third Thor movie (which is a blast, by the way), you’ll hear that Mothersbaugh has done just that. He’s recreated the musical identity of a character – now equal parts 80’s epic and campy – while still keeping that sense of fit. Check out Mark’s thoughts, and the viral video that inspired him at the link below.


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