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in Filmmaking
on May 18, 2007

As guitar player for the band Interpol, Carlos D must be prepping for the release of their third album, Our Love to Admire, in July. But, as Pitchfork reports, he is also seriously and quite publicly pursuing a career as a film composer. He’s got a separate site to promote his scoring skills where you can hear what he would have done had he scored The Devil Wears Prada and Ice Age 2.

From the bio on the site:

Carlos is an aspiring film and tv composer in addition to playing bass and keyboards in Interpol. His understanding of harmonic principles and an ear for colorful orchestration have contributed notably to the Interpol sound and are integral to his work as a composer. Although working in a different musical environment, Carlos utilizes the same skills in scoring as he does in Interpol.

Carlos’ influences include film composers Angelo Badalamenti, James Newton Howard, Alexander Desplat, and classical composers Henryk Gorecki, Arvo Pärt, and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Carlos resides in New York City with his Italian Greyhound, Gaius. He works from his home studio on Logic Pro 7 and uses the Vienna Symphonic Library and MOTU Symphonic Instrument to simulate the sound of the symphony orchestra; one day he hopes to work with the real thing. He has scored one short film (The National Anthem) and is currently working on a Randall Poster/Search Party project for HBO to be announced late spring.”

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