This version of the story appears in the Sunday Life section at Oklahoman.
World influence: Oklahomans pay homage to Italian film composer Ennio Morricone
For singer Tahlequah, songwriter and violinist Kyle Nix, it’s a little surprising that the single Spaghetti Western sound created by iconic film composer Ennio Morricone influenced his new solo debut album.
The voices have inspired him since childhood.
“When I was young, I thought my first memory was hearing those voices on my grandfather’s TV when he was watching a Western movie. It was only ingrained in me that, ‘OK, when a story is told, that’s the sound that comes up , “” Nix said in a recent interview.
“I think that these are song stories – and they are all different … they all have different types of stories and different things – I want to combine all the stories with the sounds that I associate with stories. They may have behind the picture on the screen, but if I can sew the thread through all these songs, maybe I can understand it and make it the front and back covers of all these songs. ideas. “
The influence of the Italian maestro on Perry’s original 17-song collection “Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories” is just a small indication of how Morricone formed a cinematic sound that is loved by film and music lovers around the world.