LIVE JAZZ

Yesterday evening was the live recording of the soundtrack. Richard Ford had composed a theme for Parties which was the starting point for the music then he led the other musicians through to make the music a free jazz experiment all the way to the end with a great finish! I was so pleased to be able to watch them record it. I really enjoyed soaking up the music, and it gave me confidence about the finished product. i think with this soundtrack the whole animation will come together and be more entertaining! I’m really excited about the finished product now.

They were a really talented bunch of musicians and really nice guys. So great to meet some musicians I’m so grateful that Richard could get them all together. I just listened to it with the animation, it sounds so cool!

Chema Banuls  –  Tenor sax

Enzo Bellomo – piano

Mateus Alves – Bass

Matt Thurtell –  drums

 

(live at the Royal College of Music. Thanks guys!)

More from Kurosawa

 

On Sunday I listened to lots of music to find the right mood for the rough cut. I’ve settled on Toru Takemitsu’s soundtrack for Kurosawa’s Ran. I had been listening to Takemitsu’s Rain Spell at the beginning of the project and now his music has come back to my ear. I don’t mean to sound prosaic when referencing Kurosawa in this Japanese inspired project but his oeuvre is so rich and often seems appropriate! I think it will be helpful to borrow some music just until we collaborate with the Royal College of Music students, something I am really looking forward to!