TOXICA

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

TOXICA

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Rona Walter

Music by Nir Perlman

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

An injured stunt woman is infected by an ancient biological compound, when a side job as a PI goes wrong….

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT | TOXICA | dir. RONA WALTER

TOXICA is a movie that, as we found out after putting the visuals together, would deserve not only delicate sound design and SFX, but also quite the precise score.

The musical score is inspired by elements of 1990s rock music mixed with smooth synths and subtle orchestral elements. The gripping theme Nir crafted recurs throughout the entire film in different moods to cause a dreamlike – or rather nightmarish – cycle.

We emphasis the subtle dread lurking on screen, creeping closer with every act. For example, whenever “Professsor Senca”, portrayed by English actor Andrew Forbes (“Bronson”, “Dr Who”) is on screen, the sound of his clothes and movements is created with the sound of rustling leaves. We approached a similar procedure with Nir’s score, twisting expectations, to keep the audience unsettled without them quite knowing, why, Nir clicked immediately with my vision, and added some truly stunning ideas due to his seemingly endless knowledge of music.

COMPOSER’S STATEMENT | TOXICA | NIR PERLMAN

Right from the initial conversation with Rona we knew the score for TOXICA wouldn’t settle for a generic Hollywood fresque score. Working with the changing nature of the film’s visuals and narrative allowed me to musically explore each segment while trying to create a coherent sonic foundation for the film’s world.

I feel fortunate to have had the chance to work on a film that allowed me to compose for horror, fantasy, action and drama all at once!

In terms of instrumentation, I grounded much of sound world in synth-based elements while adding the softness of the orchestra and the grittiness of analog and digital processing of sounds (from guitars to harps to a string section).

I am very proud of what we’ve achieved with TOXICA, as crazy as it might seem, I think the film stands out in its own special way, and I’m glad I got to be a part of this project.

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