On Requiem for a Dream–the follow-up film from Pi director Darren Aronofsky–Mansell repeats his magic. Here, teamed with the Kronos Quartet–one of the world’s foremost (and most progressive) string quartets–Mansell fuses big-beat, ambient, and driving chamber music.
Composer. Clint Mansell, the composer of this soundtrack, is an English musician, composer, and former lead singer and guitarist of the band Pop Will Eat Itself (1996). Aronofsky, the director of the film, hired him to score his film Pi. He scored Requiem for a Dream in 2000, and all of Aronofsky’s films since.
Listening to Clint Mansell’s score for Darren Aronofsky’s drug-addled nightmare “Requiem For A Dream”, I still get shivers in my remembering the tragic events of the film via Mansell and the Kronos Quartet’s wonderful work.
Mansell started composing film soundtracks when director Darren Aronofsky hired him to score his debut film, Pi, in 1996. He also wrote the score for Aronofsky’s next film, Requiem for a Dream, which became a cult hit.
Nov 03, 2000 · But this is a director’s film if there ever was one. Aronofsky knows how to tell a story in a way that is dazzling in its use of sound, editing, and cinematography. The score by the Kronos Quartet and Clint Mansell is the most striking movie music I have heard in a very long time. “Requiem for a Dream” is not a movie for everyone.