Wednesday, June 25, 2008

#2 - Questions, Answers and Spilling the Beans

In this edition of the Casey Stratton Podcast I answer 4 of your questions, perform Pretty Horses from the Limited Edition DIVIDE CD and talk a little about the new album coming in the fall.

Music recommendation this week is the Original Motion Picture Score for Atonement.

The marching click of typewriter keystrokes finds itself right at home amidst ominous piano pieces and symphonic heartbreak in this alternately tragic and lush score. Ironically, Dario Marianelli's compositions shine brightest in the darkest spaces of war; there, sweeping violins evoke the eerie isolation of post-battle carnage and survival. Meanwhile, piano solos by Jean-Yves Thibaudet reek of romantic havoc. The theme throughout is longing, a concept which, in the end, makes Atonement wrenching aural proof that parting is indeed such sweet sorrow.


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3 comments:

Robert said...

Pretty Horses? I am so there. Thanks, Casey!

Phil said...

Awesome performance! Thank You for performing it. I just love that song!

Gil said...

Certainly "Atonement" score has two of the best compositions of this year: "Elegy for Dunkirk" and "Denouement"...All the score is in fact a subtle and inspired way of making us feel the inside of the characters...Axing the primordial themes with piano and cello Dario gave a voice to the unspoken words...I do not know how, but this movie, the characters, the lights and shadows - because it is a movie of shining light and dark shadows - finds always the straight way to my heart and mind...just see the scene in the tea room...no words, pratically, but there is such emotion in the faces of the actors...Sometimes silence screams louder...