BMIM x ADE presents: Keynote Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Composers Stranger Things)


BMIM x ADE presents: Keynote Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Composers Stranger Things)

Soundtrack music that keeps you on your toes – How composers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein crafted an original sound including hypnotizing Stranger Things soundtrack.

How do you create an original soundtrack that keeps the audience on edge? And how do you keep innovating that original soundtrack when the series is going on for more than four seasons? Composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein will answer these and more questions during their keynote. With their hypnotizing, electronic and bone-chilling themes they crafted a soundtrack that is well known by TV-lovers as the ‘Stranger Things’ soundtrack. The Netflix series has been known for its use of music, but it’s the score written by Dixon and Stein that really brings the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana and their characters alive. While their music for early seasons focused on the timeless sound of '80s analog synthesizers, they'd soon harness melodies and atmospherics befitting Eleven and Mike's interdimensional struggle.

With their work for ‘Stranger Things’ they have launched themselves as modern composers for film and television, but they don’t stop there. They also work on several documentaries and movies, like Joaquin del Paso’s ‘The Hole in the Fence’ that received several awards and nominations. Furthermore, they created various soundscapes for VR-installations, that prove this duo is versatile and always innovating their use of music.

In this keynote Dixon and Stein will share their vision on innovative scoring with glitchy and quirky sounds. At heart, Dixon and Stein are avid students of electronic music history who constantly explore new methods of composition and scoring. While they have a clear facility for soundtracking the supernatural and otherworldly, Dixon and Stein have an equal interest in scoring quieter, decidedly human drama.

Felix Meritis

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