Dutch composer Tom Holkenborg, AKA Junkie XL, speaks to The Verge about the secrets of movie soundtracks and what the future of films scores is going to look, and sound, like.

Tom started out as a DJ back in the 1990s. He contributed to the soundtrack of the 1997 cult classic horror film Blade. Since then he’s been involved in tons of movie soundtracks and scores and has become one of the most sought after composers in the industry. He’s recently worked on Mad Max, Deadpool and the latest Terminator movie. Basically, Tom’s film scores sound like Hans Zimmer with some Acid House sprinkled in.

A Composer Tells Us The Secrets Of Movie Soundtracks image of Tom Holkenborg

The composer and DJ walks us through how he creates his unique sound. Tom has even invented some instruments himself to help him create the exact sounds that he’s looking for. He tells us how he approaches each movie soundtrack. He also tells us how movie soundtracks have changed over the years and how directors spend a lot more time focusing on how the movie will sound nowadays. It’s an eye-opening interview that takes us into an often overlooked part of the film industry.

The Verge|Tom Holkenborg – Junkie XL|Film

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