from the “wrote it and forgot it” archive…

In the process of cleaning up some old files and projects, I came across a track which, to be completely honest, I blanked when I first played it.  This turns out to be a good thing for me, however: it was from a time when I produced a lot concept work for a project.  I was rapidly and somewhat effortlessly spinning out lots of ideas, a distinct contrast to my usual sparse, monolithic, intensely focused efforts, spaced out like tiny and unforgettable oases in an otherwise boring desert. Here’s what I found, by the way — just a rough concept … Continue reading from the “wrote it and forgot it” archive…

Soundtrack Sunday: Gabriel Yared (“The English Patient”)

Seeing The English Patient in the 1930s Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg, VA enveloped me in the dawn-of-WWII era portrayed in the film.  I was nineteen and thoroughly captivated; the sensual imagery of the film and its poignant score, wrapped up in the time-halting Art Deco walls of the Lyric, made an inedible and surreal impression on me. I suppose The English Patient was the Doctor Zhivago of my generation, and comparisons between the two have been invited… although in this review, as with many others, there’s not a single mention of Gabriel Yared’s Oscar-winning (1996) score.  Why?  Filmtracks.com more or … Continue reading Soundtrack Sunday: Gabriel Yared (“The English Patient”)