“With this piece of work, The Soundtrack of 2020, I’ve tried to create an auditory story using cinematic music to reflect certain events throughout 2020. In each event, I’ve aimed to mimic different genres such as “Super heroes” “Horror” and “Action”.
The piece begins with a dire tone that warns of a treacherous path ahead, which then moulds into the excitement of new years eve. The second stage is the terror of the virus and tries to capture the ‘evilness’ of it. This then flows on to the saddening events of the George Floyd incident which is designed to encapsulate the devastation of what happened. Continuing on into the 4th stage is music aimed at reflecting the chaos that has arisen since the previous incident. Finally, the piece ends on a more positive note as a hopeful sentiment to everyone waiting for life to return to normal.
This is the first major project I’ve created and I’d love to use the platform provided by MAV to network with anybody with experience or business to do with film scoring!”
The Soundtrack of 2020 by River Loizou
Music: River Loizou
Narration: mikejfvo (Fiverr)
About River Loizou
River Loizou usually produces hip-hop and rap music and has previously performed at the 2019 Land Of Plenty Festival.
However, recently he taken interest in the genre of cinematic music having being inspired by artists such as John Williams, Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer.
This is the first of many future cinematic projects for River and he hopes to continue expanding his skill set and experience in this genre.
Image credit: River Loizou. Photograph by Jonathan Safari.