Published Sep 11, 2009As some of you may have heard, Canadian avant-hip-hop artist Richard Terfry, better known as Buck 65, has written and recorded the score for the new film Year of the Carnivore. The movie is the directorial debut of former MuchMusic correspondent Sook-Yin Lee, and premiered last night (September 10) as part of the Toronto International Film Festival.
In an email to Exclaim!, Terfry talked about his scoring role in the film, explaining how this project has affected his overall abilities as a songwriter. "I've scored a bunch of films now, so I'm getting the hang of the process," he says. "It's definitely a very different approach. It's hard! A good challenge. But we also managed to find some music I had laying around that worked well for some scenes, so that was pretty easy."
Of all the things Terfry learned through the project, he says he was most surprised by his love of bad elevator music. "[I learned] that it's really fun to make muzak!" he says. "We had to get some background music together for scenes in a grocery store and it was really fun to make cheesy sounding music. Lots of laughs were had."
He also hinted that the music from the film might be released as it's own stand-alone soundtrack, but was quick to add that there was "no definite word on that at this point."
To read Exclaim!'s review of Year of the Carnivore, click here.