Posted by: Zakblue <Send E-Mail> Date: Sunday, December 23, 2012, at 6:04 a.m. IP Address: cpe-58-175-114-76.hxwn1.lon.bigpond.net.au
In Response to:
Excellent Score!(Jonne Valtonen)
> I have to disagree a bit with the reviewer.
> I think the main theme (simply an descending scale b-a-g-f-eb-db-b-a) is
> frigging excellent and itīs appearing everywhere in the whole score. It
> gets permutated, varied, augmented, diminished and fragmented but if
> youīre a contemporary buff, itīs quite easy to spot. Quite often it gets
> played over messians mode (2nd, octatonic), or diminished scale for you
> jazz guys.. This scale is symmetrical and fits quite well in the
> aesthetics of the movie itself IMO. Also in the main titles the main
> melody forms an interval of minor ninth (lowest and highest note), which
> is pretty much the only dissonance considered in the music today. (Take
> this statement with a grain of salt). So something is definetely
> dissonating here..
> New World Around finally reveals the scale (=main theme) as a part of an
> overtone series. (harmonics played from the pizzicato strings especially
> underlines this). Overtone scale/partials comes from the laws of
> physics/sound. How things resonate in general. These are exactly the same
> notes (melody) than what there was there in the beginning (main titles,
> where the melody was harmonized more gloomily). So the circle closes. This
> underlines the movie so well IMHO!
> Basically you have this huge cadence in the movie. V-I. All the pieces
> before NWA represent dominant and "New World Around" is the
> tonic. So in NWA everything is revealed and music can finally rest.
> Mystery solved. Iīd consider "Who Wants an Apple" more like a
> coda or something similar.
> This has to be one of the most brilliant scores Iīve heard from some time
> now! And as such I donīt find it inconsistent or opposing to the movie at
> all.. The film was so-so, but what an score.
Yep. Reviewer was wrong again. Excellent score, movie not so great but the score was over achieving by a fair margin. I love the descending line that comes in the lower brass at the beginning of the credits (the tubist on the recording was a colleague of mine haha)