Psychological Thriller Movie Theme [Opening Theme Sequence]

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Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:18 am

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Psychological Thriller Movie Theme [Opening Theme Sequence]

This was for a project where I had to do a main title sequence theme for a psychological-thriller film. It had to follow the sequence accordingly so that's where the form comes from. Hope you guys like it!

Some compositional notes:
I was trying to create a dark and ominous sound without sounding too "evil" or mechanical. I used some polytonal harmonic ideas and independent chord voicing without any real harmonic functionality. This can create that feeling of suspense, mystery and disturbingly complex emotions which is exactly what I was trying to captivate with this particular track. I started with a low pedal and used the independent chords in the accompaniment and of course I had to create some sort of lyrical/melodic line.

For the opening I used these chords:
Cm - Cm(9) (#11) (ma7) ------ You could also call that: Cm B(b13)/C
Then after that I begin some sort of "chord progression" that doesn't really serve any sort of harmonic function:
Cm - B - Bm - Gm
Other than that, melodic lines and other ornamental ambiguities that I added were to create full sounds to emphasize the chord motion and create the atmosphere for the film.

If any of you have questions and/or comments about this track production and compositional wise please don't hesitate to post in this topic! Thanks!


Audio: Exported from FL Studio; 320Kbps, 512-Point Sync Sample Interpolation
Lurid Delusion.mp3

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EWQL Pianos (Full)
EWQL Voices of Passion

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