Film.Music.Media: Podcast

Composer Interview: Rahman Altin (November 13, 2013)

September 15, 2017

Turkish composer Rahman Altin talks about his amazing new score for The Butterfly's Dream. The film revolves around two young and struggling poets at the start of WW2 living in Turkey and is a masterful story of love and life. Rahman goes into detail about writing a score in the tradition of classic cinema and how much of a personal journey this was for him. We discuss his background including how he fell in love with film music through John Williams and seeing Star Wars and Superman when he was young. He also talks about his initial discussions with director Yilmaz Erdogan and how the working relationship was an amazing and rare experience. From barely any temp music to no required revisions, Rahman was able to craft a score completely uninhibited. The result is stunning and Rahman won the Public Choice Award at this year's World Soundtrack Awards. The Butterfly's Dream is also Turkey's official entry for this year's Best Foreign Film for the Academy Awards. A true pleasure to speak with an amazing composer whose work is among the best of the year.

Interview Conducted By:
Kaya Savas

Special Thanks:
Rahman Altin
Chandler Poling
White Bear PR