The world is positively aflutter about The Hunger Games. I suppose there’s no way it couldn’t be, considering the ad campaign. But no matter how tapped in to the fiction you may be, it’s a safe bet you didn’t know about this little gem. It turns out one of the tracks in the film was composed by Laurie Spiegel, one of the earliest electronic musicians on the scene.
The song, called “Sediment,” was composed way back in the early ’70s, on ancient equipment.
Not only is this cool and geeky because it comprises a tale about early abstract electronic (the geek’s genre of choice ever since Hackers), but hey – the composer is a lady. And a classy (maybe the right term is “groovy”) talented lady at that. Wired’s photo has her, proudly clad in bell-bottoms, posing in front of her massive musical kit.
Reading further into how she originally produced the track is a fascinating exercise in music theory, “garage” sound design/production, and geeky tech.
Now that is dedication to the art.
While she doesn’t really follow Hollywood, she’s a big fan of The Hunger Games’ pro-fem implications:
Let’s hope that it does.