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Once again writing music for a film... but this time... an adult film

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Matt Till, Jun 22, 2004.


  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Maybe...

    :p

    My friend Larry is a film student, and to make money on the side, he might start working for the local porn company. Lighting, camera work... lubrication. :p

    So anyway, he tells them that he knows a guy who writes music on his computer all the time (moi) and would be interested in composing for porn.

    So, ladies and gentlemen, I ask you. What do you look/listen for in porn music?

    *stands with wah pedal at his side*
     
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Oh and I forgot, this may be a reoccouring gig. :D
     
  3. Just follow the "rhythm" of the movie, if you know what I mean... ;) :D
     
  4. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Ha, my concern is, I'd like to write a sterotypical porn song, but at this point I wonder if it might be concered to clique, therefore funny, therefore a turn off. So, all I know so far (I read an article about porn music in blender) is subtle and somewhat dark is key.


    Also, I don't watch much porn, so I don't know the music that is played in porn that well. I just know the

    funky bass + wicka wicka guitar = porn

    formula
     
  5. Wow, this is quite a pickle....

    :smug:

    The one thing I think would be sampling the assorted "noises" and making beats out of them....we all know the moans never sync up right anyway....

    :smug:
     
  6. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    The blender article actually talked to these composers for gay porn and they used ass slaps as part of the percussive track. :D
     
  7. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Is this something you want on your resumé?
     
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Yes.
     
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    An idea I had is to take some of the sounds and alter the pitch to make them low and somewhat bassy, then reverberate them to create and low warm ambient feeling. Doing artsy stuff like that... for porn. :D
     
  10. dirtgroove

    dirtgroove

    Jan 10, 2003
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Sorry Matt,
    but it sounds like you're going to have to bite the bullet and watch lots of porn to get the feel for it.:eek: :D
     
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I would guess that it should have very little interesting content - no distractions - and be very repetitive!! ;)
     
  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    No, no - that's "Blaxploitation" - a la Shaft, Superfly etc. ;)
     
  13. yeah, you better study up. too many porns lean way too heavily on the cheeseball casio keyboards.

    go funky, go subdued. maybe a little light electronica. play around with it.
     
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Or is it rather, that you have watched too many cheaply-made porn movies...? :meh:




    ;)
     
  15. good point. but they're just as nekkid in the cheap ones!
     
  16. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Good point... :D
     
  17. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Keep in mind people are there to see sex. Don't go overboard. It's not your show. So keep it simple and subdued.

    Also the cheesey wah/funk music is about as 80s as the 70's porno 'stache. Most modern adult films have an electronic score (techno, house, jungle, whatever you wanna call it), not actual instrumentation.


    ... I'm saddened, frightened, and a bit perplexed that I 1)have an opinion on this, 2)it sounds reasonable and thought out and 3) makes me sound like a porn hound.

    :scowl:
     
  18. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Like I said, I don't watch porn, and this is pretty much what I was thinking. I was going to mix real music with techno.
     
  19. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Wow. Being a single guy, you'd expect I would know more about this subject. Apparently I don't watch enough porn, or I just don't notice the music!

    I would think that would be important to find out what kind of film this is: is it strictly sex, or does it have a plot? Is there a target audience (I would think a film geared toward couples and/or women would require a much different score)?

    Think repetitive. Think unobtrusive. Think 12 bar loop.
     
  20. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA