Pitching a ton of new music/cues for a film currently in development. We’re trying to include a good bit of percussion, as a way to build suspense/tension, however, we didn’t want to just bang on some drums. We headed down to the junkiest old warehouse known to man and beat up on a few old pianos, steel tubing, raw lumber and whatever else that was looking to get smacked .
cue –n. – “An individual musical fragment intended to be used in a motion picture or TV/radio episode.”
As a compositional and production exercise, we’ll be roughing-out A Cue A Day for the month of August, and posting them via Soundcloud. We’re getting to know some new instruments and mixing toys, trying to speed up a demo process, and since our new studio came equipped with a Hoth-like air condition system, we plan on spending a good bit of time here during this historically sticky month.
A few simple guidelines to keep us on track:
– One 20-40 second cue a day.
-Quick, imperfect sketches
– Inspired by and composed from a specific, personal experience or emotion from the day or week.
– No more than 8 instruments/tracks.
– 25 minute production window, per cue, from tracking to mixing.
– Hit record, don’t over-think it.
Stay Tuned to our Twitter for a new cue each day!
We just jumped into a score for a pretty radical L.A. based short film entitled, “As They Continue To Fall”. “A homeless man hunts angels in a dystopian society.” Yes: there’s swords, there’s guns, there’s foul-mouthed angels. It’s gritty and dark, and we’re digging it. Director Nikhil Bhagat has assembled an all-star team for this project, and we can definitely see this 6 minute tease growing into something much bigger.
We are pleased to announce we’ve recently signed on to score an amazing documentary called “The Water Is My Sky”. Filmmakers Brian Tremml and Kiel Nowakowski have launched a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and they’ve recently extended a stretch goal!
“After months of development, a three-tiered story structure emerged as the best way of exploring the world of competitive swimming. By featuring several members of the swimming community from the past, present and future of the sport, Brian & Kiel are confident the film will be able to provide a comprehensive look into the unique world of swimming. “
We’re in the early stages of bouncing ideas around and working through details. Post-productions begins this fall, please consider DONATING TO THIS FILM! It’s full of beautiful imagery and a rock solid vision. We are happy to be on board.
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Yowzas. A very exciting few weeks as Jeremy Saulnier’s “BLUE RUIN” has officially been released theatrically and digitally courtesy of the good folks at Radius TWC. It was exactly 1 year ago that Jeremy moved his things into our small studio for nearly a week, and didn’t leave until the score was complete. We knew we contributed to something special, and that Jeremy’s solid vision was becoming a strong film, but we had no idea it would end up where it did. After sailing through the prestige of international film festivals, “BR” finally landed stateside at SUNDANCE 2014, which we were not only able to attend, we were invited as featured composers at ASCAP’s Composer Spotlight. An amazing thrill and honor, which had us rubbing elbows, chugging cocktails and completely nerdin’ out with amazing composers from around the world. (Keep an eye out for Jess Stroup, another featured composer, whom we had the pleasure to collaborate with this year on a film he was working on!)
Our inclusion in this film, and Jeremy’s belief in us to construct a “menacing dome of air” (verbatim descriptor of “bathroom stabbing” music), is a dream come true. Pinch us, please.
Check your local theaters by entering your Zip Code into Radius’s handy theater-finder. Download on iTunes or look it up on Video On Demand. Just in time for beach season, enjoy this weirdly dark, yet chuckle-worthy revenge thriller!
Check out a slideshow/preview of our recent collaborative performance with composer Craig Hendrix and the Philadelphia Water Works!
We’re giggling like the littlest of children as we prep for our Sundance 2014 trip, in support of “Blue Ruin”. We just wrapped the final score for the BR trailer, and it was a blast to get to revisit some of those scenes and images. Can’t wait for folks to see this movie, and we’re honored to have been invited to contribute to director Jeremy Saulnier’s amazing vision. ASCAP has featured us and the film in their Sundance Music Cafe Spotlight here, and if anyone happens to be attending the festival, come check out a screening!