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(Dir. Campbell Scott and Stanley
For this film commission
I had the initial idea ,and it was discussed at length, with my
Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci (to the point of all three
of us raiding my kitchen for culinary tapping toys)an idea of my using
kitchen utensils including pots and pans for the shot ,which pans down
the dinner table as the guests prepare to indulge, like a 'food
the sounds of the tapping of the spoon mimicking a conductors call to
orchestra's attention,culminating with a mock dramatic drum roll on a
steel bowl to unveil
the fabled and sacred timpano.
culmination of this moment is followed by a tarantella,when the
festivities truly begin, I had composed this piece, that includes
soprano sax as well as other conventional
instrumentation suitable for this Italianate genre.I had decided on
Soprano Sax as the lead
instrument because , firstly, I wanted
my friend, the wonderful Chris Collins
on as many tracks as I could justify having him on ,as he is one of the
best saxophonists,I think, in the world.
thought that soprano
would give it a slightly more contemporary edge
for this scene,'but otherwise I did not want a trendy' or too modern
I did not want to date the film with a trendy 'current genre' sound
which can be very self-dating.
'Off The Map' Trailer
this commission ,on this score, several pieces including the one
excerpted in this clip,at the beginning of the clip was incorporated
the use of unconventional instruments.Utilzed were found objects,metal
bowls,metal bowls with water,
marimba,childrens wooden flute,other
electronic and ambient acoustic sounds,non-instruments,i.e. room sound,
and a childs accordion(not a toy,my childhood instrument).
'The Secret Lives of
Dentists'(Dir. Alan Rudolph)-'Fever'
Arranged by Gary DeMichele")
"The Secret Lives of
Dentists-(Dir.Alan Rudolph )'Gondola"
'Hamlet'(Dir. Campbell Scott and Eric Simonsen)
Secret Lives of Dentists'