In the OPENING track of the movie, you can hear a track I wrote as a solo violin piece played by Navid Hejazi. As a motorcycle races through a beautiful surreal scenery of desolate land the music creates a very ominous and empty feeling, which sets the mood for the rest of movie. HEIST is the track for the turning point of the movie. The score shifts to a more modern electronic approach, I recorded lots of long and stretched tonalities with different types of delays and effects for this track. . HIDE AND SEEK is a track where you can hear some of the ticking textures that I created for the project. DESOLATE SUITE is my first ideas for the project. You can hear how my ideas developed and how it fits into the puzzle.
The Silence was the only thing that was in my mind when Freddie (Director Fredrick Cipoletti) and I discussed the score. The landscape and the conditions of the environment captured on film was the direction the music went. As usual with most of my project, a sampling session for the colors of the palette was required, with the idea of desolation and silence was in mind. I recorded a 15 piece string group but in a very unusual way. The loudest dynamic recorded during the sampling session was “pp” Pianissimo. The instruction that I gave to the players was “if you can hear the player next to you, you’re playing too loud; you should hear the room.” One of the other sampling session I did was to have lots of really quite ticking movements; pencils were recorded on different surfaces such as, grass, tables, felt, rubbers as well as dirt. I also utilized a Violin that was detuned down, performed extremely soft were you can only hear the bow; Extreme Flautando in musical terms.