LIFE OF PI
28 Tracks (Playing Time = 65:53)
Music composed by Mychael Danna.
"Pi's Lullaby" by Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri.
"Raga Ahir Bhairav" - vocals by PanditJasraj.
"Sous le ciel de Paris" - written by Jean Drejac and Hubert Girard.
Soundtrack Executive Producer: Ang Lee. Executive in Charge of Music for Twentieth Century Fox: Robert Kraft.
Orchestrated by Mychael Danna, Rob Simonsen, Bruce Fowler, Walter Fowler, Kevin Kaska, Joseph Newlin, Dan Par, Conrad Pope, Carl Rydlund, Clifford Tasner.
Additional music by Rob Simonsen.
Score conducted by Mike Nowak.
Choir Masters: Jenny O'Grady and Scott Price.
Choir Boys: Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School.
Soloist: Thomas Fetherstonhaugh.
Digital Recortdist: Erik Swanson.
Score Editor: David Cganning.
Score recorded at Newman Scoring
Stage and Resound India, Ava Studios, India.
Album mastered by Stephan Marsh.
Twentieth Century Fox Music/ SonyClassical 88725477252.
This soundtrack is one of those which have appeared with greater frequency in the last decade with ethereal themes using ethnic instruments along with the traditional orchestral instruments. And of course there are those wordless mystical voices too, this time from choir boys. But most importantly, does this score fit the film it accompanies?
I would say it does. But does it make for a satisfying listening experience?
That depends on your taste. For me it is mostly a long almost unending series of mood pieces which may be good for Yoga exercises but not so much for anyuthing else.
Not much to my liking but maybe it will be for you.
-- Reviewed by Roger Hall, 12 December 2012
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