KNOWING  (2009)
Production Company: Summit Entertainment, Escape Artists, Goldcrest Pictures, Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment
Distributors: Summit Entertainment & Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date (USA): 20 March 2009

Director: Alex Proyas
Screenplay: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden & Stiles White
Based on the Story by Ryne Douglas Pearson

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Additional Music by Marcus Trumpp
Orchestra Conducted by Bretty Kelly & Brett Weymark
Performed by Sydney Scoring Orchestra, Song Company & Sydney Philharmonia Choir
Orchestrated by Rossano Galante, Dana Niu, Bill Boston & Marcus Trumpp
Recorded and Mixed by John Kurlander
Recorded at Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, Australia
Assistant Engineers Daniel Brown, Mark Eshelman, Marc Gebauer, Jason Lloyd, Adam Michalak & John Rodd
Music Editor Tim Ryan & Simon Leadley
Orchestra Contracted by Alex Henery
Music Preparation Mark Graham, Victor Pesavento, Bob Bernstein, Steven L. Smith, Laura Bishop & Jessica Wells

Music Produced by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders

Synopsis: In the fall of 1959, for a time capsule, students draw pictures of life as they imagine it will be in 50 years. Lucinda, an odd child who hears voices, swiftly writes a long string of numbers. In 2009, the capsule is opened; student Caleb Koestler gets Lucinda's "drawing" and his father John, an astrophysicist and grieving widower, takes a look. He discovers dates of disasters over the past 50 years with the number who died. Three dates remain, all coming soon. He investigates, learns of Lucinda, and looks for her family. He fears for his son, who's started to hear voices and who is visited by a silent stranger who shows him a vision of fire and destruction. What's going on?


The first part in the film I worked on was where Nic Cage had a few drinks, he’s at his chalkboard and he’s writing down the numbers, we called it Numerology; he’s actually putting the pieces together. This branched out into many other areas. The idea behind this was a twelve tone row, twelve different notes because it’s not in any key; it has this randomness to it. The idea was to have all the notes line up together, when you play them all together you can’t tell what pitch it is, it just sounds like a chord of twelve notes together, there’s no structure to it. If you slowly space them out by each one coming a little bit later, then you end up with an actual twelve pitches and you have an order. From this disorder, from it just sounding like noise, from out of this random noise concept, you get order. That was the concept that spread into everything else.

KNOWING: Recording Sessions
Trackdown Studios, Sydney, Australia


V A R E S E   S A R A B A N D E  (VSD-6956)

01. Main Titles (2:11)
02. Door Jam (3:10)  PDF
03. EMT (2:19)
04. John and Caleb (1:59)
05. New York (4:12)
06. Aftermath (1:46)
07. Not a Kid Anymore (1:56)
08. Moose on the Loose (2:20)
09. Stalking the Waylands (1:24)
10. Numerology (3:06)
11. It’s the Sun (2:44)
12. John Spills (3:26)
13. Trailer Music (3:21)
14. 33 (3:29)
15. Loudmouth (2:43)
16. Revelations (3:29)
17. Thataway! (2:06)
18. Shock and Aww (4:00)
19. Caleb Leaves (7:09)
20. Roll over Beethoven (4:15) PDF
21. New World Round (2:59) PDF
22. Who Wants an Apple? (1:35)

Release date: 30 March 2009
Total Time: 65:43
Length of the Score: 120 minutes


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