Conducting the Sound of Nostromo

We are getting closer to the finishing line! This summer, the composer Bernhard Eder conducted the orchestral part of the soundtrack of postapocalyptic science fiction fantasy film Nostromo.

Klaaspärlimäng Sinfonietta - Tallinn - August 2013

Bernhard Eder conducting Klaaspärlimäng Sinfonietta, Tallinn 2013

Bernhard Eder orchestrating Sinfonietta dell' Arte

Bernhard Eder conducting Sinfonietta dell’ Arte

Berni did not only compose huge parts of the soundtrack, he also gathered professional musician friends of his, arranged the orchestra consisting of 23 musicians as well as the chorus (15 singers) and organised the whole recording session.

Bernhard Eder orchestrating Klaaspärlimäng Sinfonietta, Tallinn 2013

Bernhard Eder conducting Klaaspärlimäng Sinfonietta, Tallinn 2013

He was able to get the Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn hall in Vienna for our session and Christoph Mörz, another composer, assisted him creating mockups for the instruments as well as clicktracks for the additional tracks that were not recorded live.

Composer Christoph Mörz

Composer Christoph Mörz

As the deadline was getting closer and some parts of the soundtrack needed to be tweaked, Bernhard did not sleep for 40 hours preceeding the recording sessions in order to get everything done. Sometimes pressure is a good thing, because Bernhard did a great job on the soundtrack.

Below you can see some pictures of the recording session.

recording the soundtrack of the film Nostromo
Composer Bernhard Eder orchestrating Nostromo
Composer Bernhard Eder orchestrating Nostromo

I will also post an interview with Bernhard Eder and Christoph Mörz in one of the following posts.

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