Keeping Score with Mark Korven - The Lighthouse
Mark Korven is the featured guest on this episode of Sony Soundtracks - Keeping Score podcast, produced and hosted by Crossover Media's Max Horowitz. Korven breaks down the creation of the hypnotic score for The Lighthouse and his experience working alongside Robert Eggers.
From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes The Lighthouse, a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, A24's The Lighthouse made its world premiere at this the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Mark Korven is a Toronto based composer for film and television. He is best known for his work on the 2016 period Horror film The Witch, which won the best director award at the 2015 Sundance festival for director Robert Eggers. Mark also scored Egger's follow up The Lighthouse starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. It won the Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2019. His scores have been nominated 14 times for Canadian film and Television awards, winning several. His client list includes AMC, CBS, CTV, CBC, E1, PBS, and BBC. He has also composed feature film scores for acclaimed directors Deepa Mehta, Patricia Rozema and Vincenzo Natale. Currently he is composing for AMC's critically acclaimed The Terror. Mark is also a multi-instrumentalist specializing in world music. He is represented by Core Music Agency.