“You could probably write software that lets you pick the level of tension for a certain scene, and it would score it for you,” he says. “In a purely functional way, I’m not even convinced humans could do it better.”
I talk with Boston Magazine about the science of scary sounds! http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2015/10/28/horror-film-soundtracks/
This story was picked up after I gave a talk to NUSound, the Northeastern University chapter of the Acoustical Society of America on October 19th.