Tree of Life [Original Score]

Tree of Life [Original Score]

by Alexandre Desplat
     
 

The soundtrack for notoriously reclusive filmmaker Terrence Malick's fifth outing, the existential drama Tree of Life, features the work of Oscar-nominated French composer Alexandre Desplat, who lent his considerable talents to projects like The King's Speech, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, See more details below

Overview

The soundtrack for notoriously reclusive filmmaker Terrence Malick's fifth outing, the existential drama Tree of Life, features the work of Oscar-nominated French composer Alexandre Desplat, who lent his considerable talents to projects like The King's Speech, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, The Ghost Writer, and The Queen. Desplat's mercurial score utilizes musical cues from innovative, atonal, modern composer György Ligeti and lush, 19th century romantic composer Hector Berlioz, and he extends and reshapes those motifs throughout. A meditative mixture of soft piano and long, explorative strings, each section segues into the others with surprising grace. Trance-like in spots and simply transcendent in others (the nearly 12-minute "Circles" manages to faithfully capture all of these notions in a single setting), Desplat was given very little to work with visually before embarking on the score's creation. Malick told the composer that "music should be like a river flowing through the film," and from the opening, nostalgic flutter of "Childhood" to the open-ended, harp-plucked swirl of "Skies," Desplat successfully bends that river to his will.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2011
Label:
Lakeshore Records
UPC:
0780163421729
catalogNumber:
34217
Rank:
13239

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alexandre Desplat   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Dave Arch   Piano
Dominique Lemonnier   Violin
Carmine Lauri   Concert Master
Thomas Bowes   Concert Master
Philippe Aiche   Concert Master

Technical Credits

Peter Cobbin   Engineer
John Bergin   Art Direction
Conrad Pope   Orchestration
Peter Clarke   Technical Operator
Paul Katz   Executive Producer
Andrew Dudman   Engineer
Skip Williamson   Executive Producer
Brian McNelis   Executive Producer
Alexandre Desplat   Composer,Programming,Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
Xavier Forcioli   Programming
Cecile Coutelier   Pro-Tools
John Barrett   Pro-Tools
Solrey Lemonnier   Producer
Gordon Davidson   Pro-Tools
Jean-Pascal Beintus   Orchestration
Stephane Reichart   Engineer
Mary Croke   Score Production Coordinator
Merie Weismiller Wallace   Still Pictures
Gilles Bourdos   Visual Consultant
Daniel Jorge   Score Production Coordinator

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