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The Music of Room 237

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Published on Jan 22, 2012

In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his masterpiece of modern horror, The Shining. Over 30 years later we are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Rodney Ascher's film Room 237 is an exploration of the truths concealed in The Shining.

Kubrick's film was scored in large part with pre existing classical recordings, but the score for Room 237 has taken as its inspiration the elegant but quirky film music that accompanied low budget horror movies in the 1970s. Composers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson utilize a combination of vintage and contemporary analogue synthesizers, as well as acoustic instruments to create an atmosphere that is at once both haunting and funky.

Musicians:
Jonathan Snipes - Synthesizers, Pianos, Vocoder, Percussion
William Hutson - Synthesizers, Percussion
David Rothbaum - Guitars & Bass
Nick Murray - Drums
Maryclare Brzytwa - Flute
Bear McCreary - Clavinet
Cristina Bercovitz - Vocal Effects

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  • Category

  • Song

    • Dies Irae
  • Artist

    • Jonathan Snipes, William Hutson
  • Album

    • Room 237 (Rodney Ascher's Original Soundtrack from the Documentary)
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Believe Music, WMG (on behalf of Editions Milan Music); Songtrust, Fintage Publishing BV, ASCAP, and 6 Music Rights Societies

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