Here is an excerpt from Light in the Attic‘s interview with Dickon;
“The original soundtrack for Winter’s Bone features quite a lot of songs interpreted/performed by Marideth Sisco (amongst other artists). In creating the score, did these songs have any influence on your writing?
the songs had a big influence. I knew straight away that the score should sit alongside them and the two work together – not by being overtly similar, but by being complimentary. My first reaction was that the music I wrote should use instruments common to the region that are played by the band in the film – violin, guitar, banjo, mandolin. … I didn’t want the music to be a pastiche of Ozark styles …” read more