Clint Mansell is a musician and composer.
Mansell was the lead singer and guitarist of the British band, Pop Will Eat Itself. Mansell also broke into the world of film scoring when his friend, director, Darren Aronofsky, gave him the opportunity to score his debut film, “Pi”. Despite some acclaim, Mansell’s score went widely unnoticed by both fans and critics. Mansell’s score for π was followed up by his score for the next Darren Aronofsky film, Requiem for a Dream. The score became a cult hit, as it was appreciated by scores of composers. The trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers used a remixed version of the track “Lux Aeterna”, re-recorded with a full orchestra and choir. In October 2006, the cue was released on the iTunes album release from Corner Stone Cues, appropriately titled “Requiem for a Tower”.
Mansell also composed the score to Doom, something that brought him musically very close to the original game composers – Doom 1 and 2 game music author Paul Burdette and his later followers – Quake soundtrack author Trent Reznor, Quake 2 and 3 soundtrack performers Sonic Mayhem, and Doom 3 soundtrack author Chris Vrenna.
Other notable achievements include the theme for the film The Hole and the music for the pilot episode of CSI: NY. His latest release is a soundtrack for another Darren Aronofsky movie, 2006’s The Fountain (performed by Kronos Quartet with Mogwai).
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