The Matrix [Score]by Don Davis
There was so much happening visually in the Wachowski Brothers' instant sci-fi classic The Matrix that it was easy to overlook Don Davis' score. It is true that Davis' music is the most conventional element of the film, often following familiar action film patterns, but that's not to say that it's predictable. There are long quiet stretches that are quite eerie, even without the film to support the music, and he employs dissonance and quick, powerful staccatos quite effectively. And when he turns to grand, sweeping themes, such as on the closing "Anything Is Possible," it's hard not get caught up in the momentum of the piece. It still works better with the film, but The Matrix is the rare score that is nearly as effective as a stand-alone work as it is in the film.
- Release Date:
- Colosseum Germany
Performance CreditsDon Davis Primary Artist,Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Clayton Haslop Choir Master
Technical CreditsLarry Mah Engineer
John Rodd Engineer
Robert Townson Executive Producer
Don Davis Producer
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the matrix (all 3 installments ) is the best thought up reality by mere mortals like man... EVER!! the trilogy is the best piece of filmography the world has ever seen and will ever see. so, without saying, the music that goes with all three movies is undescribable. "HELL YES!" -Neo
The original score for The Matrix has got to be one of my faves. The music goes perfectly with the movie, which also happens to be my absolute fave movie ever. I especially liked the Main Title song, it's really cool. I also liked the Hotel Ambush song, it added on to the suspense in that scene. The only fault is, like all movie scores, it's better when you're watching the movie. But for a movie score, it's amazing.