American news website, Vox, has recently published an episode for their podcast, I think you’re Interesting, featuring sound designers Erik Aadahl and Ethan van der Ryn.
For us, it was about really stripping everything out and building up what we needed, which is sometimes kind of the opposite of what happens when you’re putting the sound together for a movie. Everything is covered and designed, and during the mix, you start tweaking that. Here, it was kind of the inversion of that. We tried to start with nothing and then just introduce the very specific sounds that we wanted for any moment. — Erik Aadahl
The excerpt and the full podcast can be found here.
If you’d rather skip ahead, the interview starts at 26:40.