Composer Cliff Martinez Talks Score For ‘Contagion’ & Working With Steven Soderbergh


Working at a relentless pace, Steven Soderbergh’s work ethic has benefitted not only from his drive and focus, but from surrounding himself with a regular group of collaborators who understand his process and approach to filmmaking. And one of those regulars is composer Cliff Martinez (a former drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers too). He has worked with Soderbergh ever since his debut “sex, lies & videotape,” contributing to films big and small including “Kafka,” “Traffic,” “The Limey,” “King Of The Hill” and more. The forthcoming virus thriller, “Contagion,” will mark their tenth film together and it will definitely find the duo in new territory. Described by Soderbergh as a type of “horror movie” the star-studded tale — the cast includes Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law and many, many more — chronicles the outbreak of a deadly virus as it spreads quickly worldwide. It’s a new genre for composer and director alike and the results should be fascinating.  – Drew Taylor | The Playlist

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