Ben Andrews

Interview: Antonio Sanchez

Pollstar recently interviewed Antonio Sanchez, who has been touring with his Grammy-winning arrangement for the film “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).”  Sanchez also tours with the Pat Metheny Group and has performed with Chick Corea, Gary Burton, and many others.

Why do you think people like using only drums as a soundtrack? Well, people like that [it’s simple], but it’s also neutral. One thing I don’t like is when [composers] spoon-feed you what you are supposed to feel. “I am supposed to feel sad so let me play some minor chords on strings” I can see why people dig the drums.

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