Clark Scores Crime Drama, The Last Panthers
The veteran producer flexes a different kind of creative muscle for the six-part series.
Warp mainstay Clark has taken on soundtrack duties for a new crime series from Sky Atlantic. The first episode of The Last Panthers—involving a “daring diamond heist”—airs this month and stars Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim, and John Hurt. David Bowie has been enlisted by director Johan Renck to supply the show’s theme song.
“I’ve never worked on anything like this before and it’s probably the most exciting/fun/at times panic inducing thing I’ve ever done,” Clark says. “The narrative of the show is vast, deep. It spans many different eras in the characters lives, so it needed to be coherent. The intention was to make the unfolding stories of the characters seem lucid and effortless. Seeing the show get edited down to this concise, six-part slab of dramatic excellence was inspiring, and definitely helped the music stay fresh.”
“In scoring the series, it felt idiotic to not tap into one of the founding corners of Warp,” Renck adds. “We were enamored by artist Chris Clark and the collaboration found its shape quickly. Chris’s sensibilities and brazen creativity was bang on for a score to deal with everything from the Biblical grandeur of the story, via brooding darkness all the way over to tender sentimentality. He had it covered.” Stream selected piece “Omni Vignette” below. (via Resident Advisor)