Mansell with the Sonus Quartet, playing in Union Chapel, London, 20 July 2009
|Birth name||Clinton Darryl Mansell|
|Born||7 January 1963|
|Genres||Classical, contemporary classical, alternative rock, electronic, industrial rock|
|Associated acts||Pop Will Eat Itself|
Clinton Darryl "Clint" Mansell, (born 7 January 1963) is an English musician, composer, and former lead singer and guitarist of the band Pop Will Eat Itself.
After the disbanding of Pop Will Eat Itself in 1996, Mansell was introduced to film scoring when director Darren Aronofsky hired him to score his debut film, π. Mansell then wrote the score for Aronofsky's next film, Requiem for a Dream, which has been well received. Its main composition "Lux Aeterna" has become extremely popular, appearing in a wide variety of advertisements and film trailers.
Mansell's composition for The Fountain was nominated for Best Original Score at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards. His other notable film scores include Moon, Smokin' Aces, The Wrestler, and Black Swan.
Pop career 
Mansell was the lead singer and guitarist of Pop Will Eat Itself. When PWEI signed to Nothing Records, Mansell became close friends with Trent Reznor, and he performed backing vocals on the 1999 album The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails.
Soundtrack composer 
Mansell's score for Darren Aronofsky's π was followed up by his score for Aronofsky's next film, Requiem for a Dream, which became a cult hit. Since their first collaboration in 1996, Mansell has composed the music to every Aronofsky film.
Other notable achievements include the theme for the film The Hole, the music for the pilot episode of CSI: NY, and the score for Aronofsky's later films The Fountain, which was nominated for Best Original Score in the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, and The Wrestler. Mansell has also contributed the score to HBO's Voyeur. His most recent work has been on the soundtrack for Black Swan in 2010. and the video game Mass Effect 3.
Film trailers 
The trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers contained a rearranged version of the track "Lux Æterna", using a full orchestra and choir. The piece, named "Requiem for a Tower", was recorded especially for the trailer. The orchestration was arranged by Simone Benyacar, Dan Nielsen, and Veigar Margeirsson.
"Lux Æterna" has since become popular, with both the original and the "Requiem for a Tower" version having appeared in a wide variety of advertisements and trailers, including the trailer for the Red Sox–Yankees games in the 2007 Major League Baseball season, and trailers for the films Zathura, The Da Vinci Code, Sunshine, Babylon A.D. and the TV series Lost and Top Gear. It was also used on Sky Sports News and as the theme for Soccer Saturday from 2007–2009. In 2006, the theme was used in EuroSport LIVE trailers. The theme was also used by America's Got Talent as an introduction of the judges before being changed slightly. The new variant is now a regular piece on the show.
Scoring credits 
- Pi, 1998
- Requiem for a Dream, 2000
- World Traveler, 2001
- The Hole, 2001
- Knockaround Guys, 2001
- Abandon, 2002
- Murder by Numbers, 2002
- Sonny, 2002
- The Hire: Ticker, 2002
- 11:14, 2003
- Suspect Zero, 2004
- Sahara, 2005
- Doom, 2005
- The Fountain (Golden Globe Nomination), 2006
- Trust the Man, 2006
- Smokin' Aces, 2006
- Wind Chill, 2007
- In The Wall, 2007
- Definitely, Maybe, 2008
- The Wrestler, 2008
- Blood: The Last Vampire, 2009
- Moon, 2009
- L'affaire Farewell, 2009
- The Rebound, 2009
- Black Swan (Grammy Nomination), 2010
- Last Night, 2010
- Faster, 2010
- United, 2011
- Mass Effect 3, 2012
- Stoker, 2013
- Filth, 2013 (in production)
- Noah, 2014 (in production)
- Pete Paphides Clint Mansell: pop ate itself, and out popped Hollywood The Times Retrieved 14 May 2010
- Requiem for a Dream – Clint Mansell Allmusic Retrieved 31 January 2011
- Requiem for a Tower Dream – Single iTunes
- The Da Vinci Code Trailer Retrieved 31 January 2011
- Sundance 2009 Composers – Clint Mansell BMI Retrieved 31 January 2011
- Clint Mansell: Aronofsky, Reznor and Me, Part One
- Bray, Elisa (28 January 2011) Duo Darren Aronofsky and Clint Mansell score on pointes The Independent Retrieved 31 January 2011
- 64th Golden Globe Awards nominations
- McNulty, Bernadette (20 January 2011) Clint Mansell interview for Black Swan soundtrack The Telegraph
- Lambrechts, Stephen (9 February 2011). "Film Composer Clint Mansell to Score Mass Effect 3". IGN.com. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- "These Are The People Composing Mass Effect 3's Soundtrack". GameInformer.com. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- The Iron Lady Movie official homepage
- Aliens: Colonial Marines Cinematic Trailer
- Official website
- Clint Mansell at the Internet Movie Database
- Mansell at Yahoo Movies
- Mansell at Rotten Tomatoes[dead link]
- Interview focusing on Pop Will Eat Itself
- The Wrestler Score review
- Two and a Half Questions with Clint Mansell on Headphone Commute (2009)
- Interview with Clint Mansell on Headphone Commute (February, 2013)