Friday, December 19, 2014

Still Alice composer on finding the emotional core of the music score


London-based composer Ilan Eshkeri shares the process of creating the score and finding 'the emotional soul of the film', Still Alice. The composer of Austenland, Fleming, Johnny EnglishThe Young Victoria, and Kick-Ass, Eshkeri seems to excel in variety. Thanks to IndieWire for this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his work on Still Alice where he utilizes classic string instruments and piano.


Still Alice stars Julianne Moore as the university professor who develops early onset Alzheimer's disease, and, as Eshkeri shares, it's the disease that took the parents of friends of his. I think that kind of personal connection enriched his understanding and his delicate touch. That's the thing about the movie which has already earned Moore numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, it's never heavy-handed. You may know from past posts or from my personal blog, that my mother had Alzheimer's; I've also shared my take on the movie which co-stars Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth if you're curious.


Still Alice is set for release countrywide on January 16th  with the soundtrack hitting shelves on January 13th.

What film critics are saying about the Eskeri's music
“[The] score from British composer Ilan Eshkeri doesn’t tell you how to feel, but rather how [Alice] feels: lost, emotional and anxious most of the time.” – Peter Debruge, Variety 
“The score, by Ilan Eshkeri, is also a standout, covering everything from beautiful notes in near-silence to sequences that are meant to — and do — evoke Alice's confusion and loss.” – James Rocchi, The Wrap 
“Still Alice has an exceptionally lovely, yearning score by Ilan Eshkeri for violin, viola, cello, and piano.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine's Vulture

- See more at: http://www.nettwerk.com/news/nettwerk-release-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-still-alice-starring-2015-golden-globe-nomi#sthash.iXDMQkC3.dpuf

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