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IN THE ELECTRIC MIST  (2009)
Production Company: Ithaca Pictures, Little Bear, TF1 International
Distributors: Image Entertainment
Release date (France): 15 April 2009

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Screenplay: Jerzy Kromolowski & Mary Olson-Kromolowski
Based on the Novel by James Lee Burke

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Orchestra Conducted by Marco Beltrami
Performed by The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra
Orchestrated by Bill Boston & Rossano Galante
Recorded and Mixed by John Kurlander
Recorded at The Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA & Cypress House, Park Louisana
Assistant Engineers David Farrell, Josh Sarles & Andre Zweers
Music Editor Johnny Caruso, Jason Ruder & Michael K. Bauer
Orchestra Contracted by Janet Ketchum
Music Preparation Victor Pesavento & Matt Franko

Music Produced by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders

Synopsis: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the film, reports finding another corpse in the Atchafalaya Swamp near the movie set, Robicheaux starts another investigation, believing the corpse to be the remains of a black man who he saw being murdered 35 years before.

A NOTE FROM THE COMPOSER

The challenge in crafting the score for In the Electric Mist was to become familiar enough with the Cajun influences of the Bayou that they could become an integral part of the score and not merely source material that the score was written around. Buck and I traveled down to Dirk Powell's home studio and spent time listening to and recording various soloists and ensembles that Dirk knew - coming to grasp with the mixolydian mode which is at the heart of the Cajun harmonic language. I transcribed a number of classic themes - one of which ("Les Filles de Vermillion" or "Vermillion Girls") became the theme for the murdered girls in the story. After we came back to L.A. and Buck processed some of these field recordings, we headed up to Skywalker to record chamber orchestra over it. The haunting images that Bertrand captures on film inspired a unique blend of idiomatic and classic musical orchestration, which hopefully serves its purpose in the film.

V A R E S E   S A R A B A N D E  (302 064 202 2)

01. In the Electric Mist (2:57) PDF
02. Score vs. Airboat (0:56)
03. Post Coital Investigating (1:49)
04. Baby Feet’s Limo (1:22)
05. The Confederate Dead (3:30)
06. Fishing with Dave (1:03)
07. Adonis Brown (1:09)
08. Out with the N Word (2:34)
09. Kelly’s Service (1:52)
10. Shipwrecked (2:31)
11. Dina Kills Again (2:38)
12. Past Meets Present (2:50)
13. Maybe Babyfeet (1:16)
14. Knife Planting (1:32)
15. Dave Robicheaux (2:48)
16. La Terre Tremblante (Dirk Powell) (4:17)

Release date: 9 September 2009
Total Time: 35:08
Length of the Score: 48 minutes

 

Purchase links: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Movie Music, iTunes

P L A Y - T I M E  (-DOWNLOAD ONLY-)

01. In the Electric Mist (2:58) PDF
02. Shipwrecked (2:35)
03. The Confederate Dead (3:30)
04. Old Stack O'Lee Blues (Sidney Bechet) (4:16)
05. Dave in Action (3:28)
06. Out with N Word (2:56)
07. Frankie and Johnny (Omer Simeon Trio) (4:07)
08. A Portrait of Dave (2:49)
09. The Confederate Dead End (2:39)
10. The Wrapper (2:52)
11. Dave to the Cabin (3:19)
12. La Terre Tremblante (Dirk Powell) (4:17)

Release date: 15 April 2009
Total Time: 39:46 (31:22)

Purchase links: Amazon FR, iTunes

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