The third film in the Bourne trilogy, John Powell’s music perfectly matched the tension of the movie. Paul was asked by Louis Jardim to share percussive duties.
Paul Clarvis says:
“What John Powell wanted on this was top end, so we used roto toms. We had them tuned very loose so they were giving a lot of crack, and there was quite a lot of metal we used as well, various chair legs and some of the old Pete Engelhart gear.”
“It was tracking and playing very hard, too hard to be honest, and I had to get them to get me a set of gloves to play! I was physically exhausted, I’m not trying to be a drama queen, but I was hitting that hard, and playing quite tricky parts.”
“But this has become a bit of a blueprint on sessions now, lots of people say they want it to sound like the Bourne Ultimatum; I say ‘Aaaah, you’ll want the roto toms!’”
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