Noah Andrade

He is the composer of Walter Perez‘s Into The Night Dollar BabyFilm.

SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?

Noah Andrade: My name is Noah Andrade, and I’m a musician, sound designer, foley artist, and general audio engineer. I was born in raised in Venice, California to a family that is focused on the arts and culture. They had a very open attitude towards just about everything, and their passions generally shaped and scultpted my own world views that eventually led to my love of music and sound.

SKSM: How did you become involved with ‘Into the Night‘?

Noah Andrade: Ha! My dad actually stars in the film, and he introduced me to Walter. I had sketched a song for him based only on a quick read of the script, and he really enjoyed it. We both hit it off with our love for horror films, and the inspirations we both draw on from working on the material. He contacted me later and asked me to compose the score for him, and I immediately said yes.

SKSM: How did you get started as a composer and what do you do on production?

Noah Andrade: I’ve been interested in music and sound for as long as I can remember. My dad bought a Realistic synthesizer (a Moog brand that was re-branded by Radio Shack), and I would jam with him as a very young kid while he played guitar. I didn’t know much about music, but I knew how to find the right notes. It was kind of engraved in me from there, and the rest is history. For Into the Night, I am, of course, the composer of the score for the film, and am very excited to be a part of it.

SKSM: How did you get started to wrote the original music for ‘Into the Night‘?

Noah Andrade: Knowing this was a Stephen King adaptation set in the 70’s, I tapped into my natural love for Wendy Carlos’ score for “The Shining”. I drew a lot of inspiration from her opening sequences to the film, and wanted to really capture that sense of deep dread and isolation.

SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?

Noah Andrade: The only person I’ve really been in contact with is Walter. We had an informal meet and greet over e-mail with the rest of the crew, and I’ve spoken a little with the mixing engineer.

SKSM: After ‘Into the Night‘ did you write more music? If so what?

Noah Andrade: Oh, but of course! I am always making music, tinkering, and experimenting. When not working professionally under my company REBEL MOTHERSHIP, I am writing experimental music under my UglyZombie moniker… just constantly tinkering away!

SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when you made the movie that you would like to tell me about?

Noah Andrade: Just being introduced to Walter and learning we both have a lot of the same inspirations with horror films in general. It really motivated me to tap into my deeper inspirations, which I generally don’t get to do with other productions. This is my first horror film I’ve worked on, and it’s of course always been a dream of mine to do so!

SKSM: What are you working nowadays?

Noah Andrade: I’m always working on something. I’m collaborting with a few other artists on some experimental electronic releases, working on my own genre oriented library releases, and of course constantly toying with my creative side under my UglyZombie name.

SKSM: Are you a Stephen King fan? If so, which are your favorite works and adaptations?

Noah Andrade: Yes, I’ve ready many of his books. However, I’m a huge fan of many landmark adaptations of his work. The Shining is probably the most significant. I highly enjoyed the new IT film, and thought everything about that was on point! Pet Semetary is another favorite of mind, and I’ve always loved the quote: “The soil of a man’s heart is stonier”.

SKSM: What one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Noah Andrade: I’m not sure. I have a tendency to allow my natural personality subvert expectations, so I hope people are generally surprised by me in general. I really enjoy intense, philosophical discussions. I really like connecting with artistic people and getting into the deeper aspects of their thinking and vision. They may not be entirely rare qualities for people, but I do find I tend to jump into these things faster as a means of cultivating relationships first, rather than warming up to them.

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?

Noah Andrade: I hope you enjoy the finished product! Indpendent works of passion are an important seed, and I think we need to support the vision of independent artists to really get new talent into the pool. I’ve met and worked with a lot of incredible people that I hope to see go really far!

SKSM: Would you like to add anything else?

Noah Andrade: Nope! Thanks a ton for allowing me to be a part of all this, and I can’t wait to see how it all pans out!

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