"There's barely any dialogue throughout the whole film, so the music had to play a major role by being another character in the film that is always present," described Ostinelli. "It is a rare opportunity in today's film industry, as well as a major challenge. The score has to be incredibly focused on guiding the audience through the film with confidence."
"Darling presented a wonderful opportunity to experiment creating a score as a combination of classical, noir and sound design elements," said Ostinelli. "I was able to achieve a particular sound by creating a unique hallucinatory soundscape, which features a heaving distorted Ondes Martenot combined with various layers of piano going through a very specific type of reverb. On top of these hypnotic intricate sonorities, I occasionally introduced a distant solo trumpet, which added a disturbing noir element that worked perfectly with the black-and-white images."