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Clint Mansell (born November 7 1963) is a musician and composer. Born in Coventry, England, Mansell was the lead vocalist and guitarist of the British band Pop Will Eat Itself. Mansell broke into the world of film scoring when his friend, director Darren Aronofsky, gave him the opportunity to score his debut film, π.
Despite critical acclaim, Mansell's score went widely unnoticed by both fans and critics of more traditional film composers, such as John Williams and James Horner. However, the soundtrack release, placing Mansell's work alongside tracks from Autechre, Aphex Twin, Orbital and Roni Size, did win many fans from the idm and electronica community.
Mansell's score for π was followed up by his score for the next Darren Aronofsky film, Requiem for a Dream. The score became a cult hit, as it received high notoriety from a plethora of composers. The trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers used a remixed version of the track Lux Aeterna, re-recorded with a full orchestra and choir. The song, named "Requiem for a Tower", was made just for the trailer (it was not featured in either Requiem for...