2020-12-09 – 20:05 h
Milan Records debuts two new videos featuring composers Dustin O’Halloran and Volker Bertelmann, each in a solo piano performance of tracks from their score to the movie ‘Ammonite’.
Dustin O’Halloran – ‘Fossils’ from the movie ‘Ammonite’
Volker Bertelmann – ‘Post’ from the movie ‘Ammonite’
On Dustin O’Halloran and Volker Bertelmann’s words:
“Writing music for Ammonite was a smooth and natural process. We already knew from director Francis Lee’s previous work this would be a score full of emotion and restraint. Because the film is a period piece, it also meant finding a tone and instrumentation that would work in this world. The overall length of music recorded is somewhat shorter than our other scores; therefore, we used many natural sounds, so when the pieces arrive, it feels meaningful. We decided for a small chamber group of strings and piano as our palette and worked from there. Francis’s original idea was to find a single piece of music playing in parts and come to a full suite at the end. In some ways, this was how we approached it, save for a few moments of score specific to the scene. We found the strong acting that both Kate and Saoirse brought meant we needed to offer space, and try not to overstep. The last piece of music in the film, during the museum scene, represented a full understanding of the emotions that played out between the two characters.”