Reggie Watts scores Ridley Scott’s Legend
Known for his entirely unique performances, comedian and beatboxer extraordinaire Reggie Watts may have just trumped all with his on-the-spot scoring of director Ridley Scott’s Tom Cruise-starring cult classic Legend.
A quote via BrooklynVegan details the recording: “The 1:31 long soundtrack was created on the fly by Reggie using his voice, looping devices, three synthesizers and various effects to make a strangely beautiful and humorous original score as the film silently rolled at The Roxie during SF Sketchfest. The soundtrack made its world premiere at SXSW to a sold out house.”
The score runs the gamut from Mystery Science Theater 3000-style dubbing, to Tenacious D-esque theatrics, to moments that recall Air’s Le Voyage Dans la Lune. Dark Side of Oz, meet your match. Download the entire thing using the widget below.
Update: Watts has announced new tour dates for this spring, which you can find listed out below.
Reggie Watts 2012 Tour Dates:
05/16 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
05/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
05/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
05/20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
05/24 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
05/26 – Austin, TX @ Scottshrite Theatre
05/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
05/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
06/01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/03 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
06/04 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre