Pippa Williams is a musician and sound engineer from Penzance who grew up listening to her dad’s Status Quo records and her mum’s Sounds of the Seventies mixtapes. After developing her own taste in music, she became fascinated by the recording and production of her favourite music. Pippa graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Music Technology. Having just moved up to the North, she spends her free time listening to and creating her own music and is currently working on her first EP. Last year, Pippa went on tour as a drummer and singer with CLIC Sargent.
A piece of film or TV music that I really love is…
“It’s a bit gruesome but the first thing I think of is the scene in Reservoir Dogs where the cop gets his ear cut off whilst Stealers Wheel’s ‘Stuck in the Middle With You’ is playing. Tarantino movies are kind of infamous for his music choices (I actually wrote my dissertation on how he uses sound and music in Pulp Fiction!) but the juxtaposition of the ear slicing and Michael Madsen having a dance and being so nonchalant just had me in total disbelief. The way the music was confined to the space was captivating and really emphasised the madness of the situation. If we’re talking about composition then one of my favourite composers is Michael Giacchino, partly for his recent work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but mostly for his work with Pixar, especially his piece from The Incredibles, ‘The Glory Days’. The Incredibles soundtrack is so great because of the vision that went before it. The director wanted to achieve a ‘James Bond’ like, 1960s feel so Giacchino recorded the score like it would have been recorded in that era, using analogue tapes and recording the whole orchestra together.”