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The Witch Composer Mark Korven On the Apprehension Engine Instrument

8 hours ago | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Composer Mark Korven terrorized audiences last year with his haunting score for The Witch (review), the critically acclaimed horror film from A24. His ability to marry traditional instruments with terrifying sonic landscapes resulted in one of the most effective horror… Continue Reading →

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- Jonathan Barkan

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‘The Wanting’ Snags ‘The Witch’ Composer Mark Korven – and Canada Wins, Too

19 June 2017 4:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When director Yam Laranas first saw the creepy, imposing house where he would shoot his new horror film “The Wanting,” he knew the film’s score would need a dense, avante-garde vibe — the kind composer Mark Korven created for “The Witch.” But he assumed hiring Korven would be a lost cause. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, and Laranas needed a Canadian composer under terms set by his Canadian investors, Lazarus Effects Inc., and the production and tax support he received from Ontario Media Development Corporation. Then Laranas’ editor, Diane Brunjes, asked him something that surprised him: “You know that Mark Korven is Canadian, »

- Tim Molloy

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‘The Witch’ Composer Creating Haunting Score for ‘The Wanting’

19 June 2017 5:53 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Filipino director Yam Laranas’ (The Echo, The Road) psychological thriller The Wanting took to Cannes where Lakeshore International boarded the film as a sales agent. Now, we have word that The Witch composer Mark Korven will create the haunting score for the chiller! Adam Brody (Jennifer’s Body) and Amanda Crew (Final Destination 3; “Silicon Valley”) star in the film, which […] »

- Brad Miska

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Great Job, Internet!: This instrument makes every horror movie sound

28 April 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Halloween is only six months away, which means it’s time for anyone who claims to take the holiday seriously to start sound-designing their lawn display. Luckily, you can save yourself thousands on clanking chains and howling wind machines this year by getting yourself a handy-dandy Apprehension Engine. The instrument, built by Tony Duggan-Smith and conceived by the score composer for The Witch, Mark Korven, allows you to recreate nearly every sound from a horror movie, from ominous tones to jarring metal grinding, giving the listener whatever the opposite of Asmr is.

According to the YouTube description, the completed instrument “consists of metal rulers which are bowed, a hurdy gurdy like mechanism … some long metal rods, magnets, trash, anything at all to get unnerving sounds.” All in all, it looks like a decorative piece of furniture from a restaurant going for an industrial chic vibe, but it certainly gets the »

- Dan Neilan

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