The Mexican percussionist explains how he went from playing in his jazz band to composing his first ever movie score - for none other than Oscar-winning film Birdman.
How did you end up composing the soundtrack for Birdman?Magic NightsLast Train Home
Not many movie scores feature nothing but drumming. Were you worried that it wouldn’t work?
How much of the soundtrack was improvised?
What’s Iñárritu like work to with? Is he a true perfectionist?
How would you drum differently for Michael Keaton’s character Riggan? As opposed to when Edward Norton was on screen?
Birdman came out around the same time as Whiplash, where the drums took centre stage. What did you think of that film?Whiplash
Will you be returning to movie soundtracks down the line?Birdman
Birdman is out on Blu-ray and DVD on 4 May