Should Film Music Be Heard? FMS Chimes in.
Saying that film music should not be heard is a simplistic statement that leads many down the wrong path of musical creation and mixing. (See this previous post.)
From a mixing standpoint, only when music is heard clearly can it properly add to the film.
And from a compositional and aesthetic standpoint, creating really boring music with the aim of “not standing out” actually detracts from the impact of a film. Boring is boring is boring.
What I believe we should say is that music should fit the film like a glove and become one with the story.
I am not alone in this opinion: read this article on Film Score Monthly.
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