Will Bates (‘The Looming Tower’ composer) on the pressure of scoring Hulu series about 9/11 attacks we ‘all lived through’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Will Bates (‘The Looming Tower’ composer) on the pressure of scoring Hulu series about 9/11 attacks we ‘all lived through’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Composer Will Bates knew from the get-go that scoring “The Looming Tower” would be a daunting task. “It seemed kind of clear that of all the things that I’ve worked on, this was going to be the largest in terms of the scope of work and the level of detail that it really needed,” he reveals. Based on Lawrence Wright‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, this Hulu limited series starring Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg and Bill Camp recounts the events leading up to the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Bates knew he had his work cut out for him because 9/11 is “something that, to some extent, all of us have lived through.”

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Upon reading the book, Bates was struck by “how huge this subject is.” The story takes us around the globe,
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