How was the composition process for this particular film?
Abel: It was all very fast. Writing the whole score took about 4 months.
From the very beginning, the pace of work was extremely fast because the picture was still changing so I needed to write so fast to follow the changes and sometimes I would even write music for a scene and before I even manage to send it to Madonna, to show her, the scene was already re-edited! It was at the same time a big challenge but on the other hand this way of work is an opportunity to get really deep into the movie.
You have previously mentioned that in this film you were inspired by a sense of obsession, compulsion, sacrifice, 'everything for love no matter what...'
How challenging or difficult it is to take these emotions, these feelings, and putting them into music?
Abel:Frankly, for me it's not. This is something very close to the way I am and I can really obsess about things!I love writing very emotional music, it was really joyful.
There's no movie without music. Tell us your opinion on the importance of music in films.
What have you learned as a composer working in this new film? Tell us about your 'learning experiences'.
What's in store? Tell us about your upcoming projects.