HURT LOCKERSlow tempo Usually 3/4 or 4/4 Rhythmic ostinatos, repetition, arpeggiation to add rhythm to a chord The “sneaking around” suspense music uses melodies that are fragmented. The slow drama music used longer, more legato lines Melodies built from the harmonies Music is mostly tonal: minor keys but also some slight dissonance by use of chromatic ‘excursions’ in the melody and harmonies that use one or 2 dissonant pitches Harmonies often use closed voicings and are in low registers The more “sneaking around” suspense music made use of more dissonance and clusters The “sneaking around” music had a slow tempo but was rhythmically active Use of trills, tremolo and other techniques to suspend a note Strings and brass are common Modulation a minor 2nd lower Tertiary progressions = chord progressions that move in major and minor thirds Elements of suspense are often used in Horror scenes, which we’ll look at next week.Cue Notes:Approx 10sec later than que sheet.1M1●Low register Drone/rumble with rhythmic wobble●Use of dissonant upper register swells in a harsh/ffensive tone○Brass, synthesised sounds●Percussion rhythm mimics heartbeat○Bass drum●Moderate intensity on climax. Climax is when characters start speaking. This is almost like a pass the batton effect in terms of audio.○Volume crescendo is swiftly decayed. Volume swell swiftly (not immediately) dissipates○Pitch climbing respective to volume○Bass drum heartbeat pattern remains longer than everything else●There is the inclusion of middle eastern microtonal singing during the silence. And upper register dissonant synthesised sounds. ○This lack of music is skillfully effective as a contrast to the music. The effect of this draws the audience into the drama1M3●Soft dynamic swells●5:50 has crescendo dissonant higher register swells to create suspense
○Retreats back to silence1M4●Slow dynamic crescendo within higher register.○Dissonant interval + harsh tone○Climax occurs whilst the explosives are being placed on the bomb■This creates suspense and mystery with respect to the detonation of the bomb1M5●Dissonant upper register swells ○Screechy sound with the use of panning●Introduction of digital kick drum percussion○Sounds resemble a bomb exploding○Ostinato pattern■Creates intensity●Swells climax at the bomb explosion●Rapid dynamic swell right before bomb exlosion●1M6●During the slow motion there appears to be a combination of extreme low register rumble to mimic bomb and a synthesised wind sound○The use of silence is paramount to the slow motion suspence,with the help of the higher register synth.