Details on the work composer James Horner did for "Avatar" score have been discussed by Mike Knobloch. Talking to MusicScore Magazine, the executive vice president of Fox Music unraveled that the music will feature "a great deal of acoustic and electronic rhythmic elements driving the score and vocalists singing and chanting in the fictional Na'vi dialect.".
Sharing more about the music Horner created for the sci-fi movie, Knobloch claimed it to be epic. "It's a brilliantly unique blend of traditional and contemporary, electronic elements and spans the entire spectrum of attitude and energy - from bombastic action to the delicate, romantic discovery of a new world," he explained.
The exec further praised the composer, "Horner is doing a brilliant job of creating music that transports us to another world, but supports the film using the traditional orchestral conventions to make a sound that's hugely cinematic." Still, he added that the scoring isn't finish yet. "The recording of the score has been an ongoing process for months and it's still in process. Electronic elements of the score are being recorded at a studio assembled specifically for this project."
Discussing about the stats and numbers of the score, he stated they "are still changing and evolving as James Horner is keeping up with James Cameron and the cutting room, who are still busy fine-tuning the film. The film will run the better part of three hours and there will likely be nearly as much score." As for when the score will be released in CD, he said, "The release dates for both physical and digital products are still being finalized."
The movie, "Avatar", itself was first conceived by director/producer/writer James Cameron 14 years ago. It centers its story on a wounded ex-marine, who is thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity, and eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival. Sam Worthington toplines the movie that will open in U.S. theaters on December 18.