Birdman was the first film drummer Antonio Sanchez scored. A great challenge presented to him by director Alejandro G. Inarritu.
“In the beginning I had no idea how to approach it,” Sanchez said. “But when Inarritu told me that what he wanted was me improvising, being really free, expressive and emotional like the way I try to be when I’m playing drums, then I understood. It was very easy once we figured out the approach.”
Sanchez will perform a live set to Birdman as its projected on a screen at Wilkins Theater on Kean University’s campus in Union.