TALK

Posted: April 3, 2012 in Film
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The music for the film Talk was composed, recorded and produced in Sep/Oct 2010. After a meeting with producer Mike Humme I contacted my partner Leonardo Homem and we swapped impressions and ideas about the project. Leonardo was then living in Rio and the whole work was done via email and dropbox. He was quick to come up with a melody which became Michael’s theme and I used for inspiration to create the other tracks.

The brief was to write something moody, sad without being too spooky. It had to have musical hints to the ocean and the wind.

I used Leonardo’s melody and threw a bit of guitar and double bass. The double bass goes through a rotating cabinet to make the low E note swell in and out.

I sent Mike the first rough demo expecting a long list of comments and requests. He fortunately replied by saying: “We love it! Don’t change a thing!”

I did change a few things mostly because, in spite of his approval, I still believed it deserved a bit of polishing. We were very lucky to find a client that was so easy to please and to deal with and lucky to come up with a good melody in a short time, which doesn’t happen every day.

A couple of weeks later I had a meeting with director Callie Lane, editor Kieran Waller and Mike to watch the first edit. The film was beautiful and the music sounded good. I was really happy. They asked me to write one more short track and I wrote Dream 02.  Actually I also wrote Dream 01, 03 and 04 and after some consideration decided to go for 02

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