BLANK

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

BLANK

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Natalie Kennedy

Music by Arhynn Descy

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

In BLANK, struggling author, Claire Rivers signs up for a fully A.I. operated retreat to help her writer’s block, but when an unforeseen software glitch occurs, she gets trapped inside her unit with a malfunctioning android, a degenerating host and no communication with the outside world. As time is running out, food supplies getting desperately low and the android becomes increasingly unstable, Claire must overcome her fears and find a way to outsmart the technology in order to make it out of the retreat alive.

BLANK is the debut feature from Director Natalie Kennedy (Down and Out) and has received accolades at several international sci-fi and genre film festivals including: Boston Science Fiction Film Festival (2022), GenreBlast Film Festival (2021), Lady Filmmakers Film Festival (2021), Other Worlds (2021).

Arhynn Descy – Score Composer – Statement

It was an utter pleasure working with Natalie on Blank. Her very clear vision allowed me all

the space in the world to use my creativity to realise that vision. There are two strands in

this film and I knew from the beginning that I wanted to create two different, yet

complementary sonic worlds to reflect these strands, which appear in multiple ways; real

person vs AI, present day vs past, outside vs inside, truth vs story. And so I crafted a sound

world that reflected all these ‘twos. Synth and programmed instruments were combined

with ‘real’ recorded piano and violin, the latter reaching a climax of human emotion, played

beautifully by violinist Francina Moll Salord in the final showdown between Claire and Rita –

real person vs AI. Correspondingly, the piano features its own duality in the score – a ‘real’

piano vs a broken piano and, as in the story, the two sound worlds collide and impact each

other as they inevitably must.

Natalie Kennedy – Director – Statement

It was clear in the early stages of working with Arhynn that her composition style would bring the essential sense of tension and unease so instrumental in the creation of the right tone and atmosphere for the film. As with other features in this genre the environment created by the soundtrack so heavily influences the end result and audience reaction.  From gentle beginnings with a sense of unknown menace, to the stark realities of entrapment, threat and an insistent sense of foreboding, Arhynn’s skill and grasp of the concept shine through.

SUBLIME

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

SUBLIME

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Written and Directed by Mariano Biasin

Music by EMilio Cervini

Festival Selection

-San Sebastian release (Sept. 21)

-Biarritz release (Sept. 27)

-Argentina commercial release (Nov. 17)

Manuel lives in a small coastal town. He plays bass in a band with his best friends. One of them is Felipe, with whom he shares a strong friendship. Unbreakable bond. Until the time comes to put it to test…

Composer Statement about the Music:

Making the music for Sublime was a very nurturing process for me. The 6 songs the protagonists band play during the story were the greatest challenge. I felt compelled to put myself in the shoes of the characters even before the casting happened. At times I went looking for my teenager rock bands experience. But hindsight was not enough, I needed to investigate the particularities of these character. How does Manu compose? Would Felipe make this riff? Would they use this word in the chorus? Would Fran sing this kind of melody?

The 3 songs from Azul’s brother band, are closer to the music that I listened to in my youth and that I still enjoy today. The composition work in this case was more natural. And regarding the incidental music, I felt those pieces had to be minimalist since the screenplay already had a lot of music performed by the characters.

For all this, I think that this album offers a kind of narrative within, and it is my wish that Sublime is a story that can be heard, even separated from its images.

Director Statement about the Music:

I’m delighted by this music. I wrote ‘band plays song 1’ or ‘Manu composes song 5’ in the screenplay. And now, after an amazing work with Emilio, I believe there couldn’t be better music for this film than this one. And I love we have this album version. I enjoy listening to it while I walk, especially when I walk in the sea shore.

ESHAREH – Album Le Miroir Déserté

ESHAREH – Album Le Miroir Déserté

Jazz Fusion and Inspiration

Cd Digital & Cd Physical Limited Edition

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Was born from two encounters: that between five musicians from different backgrounds but united by the same poetic and musical complicity; and that of two great poets, defenders of courtly love, whom we wanted to bring together despite the centuries that separate them. These poets are Machaut and Aragon. Although seven centuries separate them, their songs, the music of their verses, the spirit of their amorous and chivalrous speech intimately connect them and make them sound so similar.

Aragon never ceased to lay claim to this lineage of medieval poets of which he was a fervent connoisseur. “The last trouvere of modern times”, his poetry resounds like a marvellous echo to the voice of Guillaume de Machaut, “the last trouvere of ancient times”.

From the first medieval crusades, the knights brought back the oriental lyricism of the greatest Persian poets in their luggage. Oriental lyricism gave birth to our fin’amor, courtly love as it was sung by minstrels and trouveres. The art of singing was born. Aragon described and adopted this art so well – it consists in assigning a very definite formal framework to better depict an infinite feeling:

How can we become today’s “transmitters” of this fin’amor lyric, songs of the XIVth and XXth centuries? We have gathered the instruments that were devoted to it, each in its own time: the zarb and other Persian percussion instruments, the medieval flute and voice, the clarinet and electric guitar. 

Esharêh’s first meeting with the five musicians set a challenge: was it possible to bring these different sounds together and put them at the service of the same song? The complicity of the musical proposals, the combination of tones, voices, songs came immediately and surprised us by their unity, their strength and their obviousness. Le Miroir Déserté was born…

Uýra: The Rising Forest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Uýra: The Rising Forest

Uýra: A Retomada da Floresta

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Juliana Curi

Music Nascuy Linares

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Selection 2022 Outfest LA Festival

Selection 2022 Outfest LA Festival

Uyra, a trans-indigenous artist travels through the Amazon forest on a journey of self-discovery using performance art and ancestral messages to teach indigenous youth and confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil.

BROADWAY

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

BROADWAY

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Christos Massalas

Music by Gabriel Yared

Song “Snow Leopard” by Sillyboy’s Ghost Relatives

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Nelly has escaped from her wealthy and controlling family. As she dances in a strip club, she meets Markos, a small yet charismatic gangster, who helps her run away from her stepfathers henchmen. Markos soon becomes her protector and lover. He brings her into Broadway, Athens, an abandoned entertainment complex squatted by a small community of dancers, tramps, thieves and a captive monkey.

For a while, everything goes well, even when Broadway hosts a mysterious man, injured and covered with bandages, wanted dead by Athens’ most dangerous mafia. However, when Markos gets arrested and imprisoned, the newcomer will take an unexpectedly important place in the gang.

For years, I have admired the work of Gabriel Yared.

I wished that one day I could have the privilege to work with him, even though such a scenario didn’t seem very likely, given the scale of films produced in Greece. I would never have imagined that the stars would align for this to happen in my first feature film.

For the music of “Broadway”, I envisioned a mixture of pre-existing dance songs (from “Fame” to Greek pop songs of the 70s) with an orchestral score that would convey the mysterious and romantic intonations of the story.

“Broadway” is a film, which draws from different genres – it is a thriller, a love story, a variété of sorts – so the music plays a key part in bridging these different traditions and moods.

The idiom of Gabriel Yared’s work was exactly what this tale called for. His music is always surprising, modulating between ever-changing climates:  mysterious and yet deeply romantic; sharp and precise in composition, but fluid in its emotional resonance.

In ‘Broadway’, the music is not just underscoring the events. It is a force that drives the story, weaving a web of dramatic possibilities. It is the fuel, which sets the characters in motion, leading them through the twists and turns of chance.

And yet, like all great works, Gabriel’s music has a narrative of its own and will live and reverberate far beyond the screen.

Christos Massalas

Director

The director Christos Massalas and I met very early on in the process, before the film was shot. We discussed the film in detail, and also the colours and atmosphere of the music. I love being involved in films at an early stage because this gives me the time to reflect on the story and truly focus on its essence and spirit. 

After watching the first edit of the film, I began writing my main themes which I then crafted to particular scenes after the film was finalised.

Broadway really impressed me from the first time I saw it. It contains many unique qualities and immediately drags you in its microcosmos with all the darkness, mystery, and romance.

Christos’ attention to detail is admirable and it’s evident in all aspects of this film. He is a very promising young director who is also very musical. 

We had a wonderful collaboration and I am sure both Christos and his film will have a great future.

Gabriel Yared

April 2021

LA COLLINE OU RUGISSENT LES LIONNES / THE HILL WHERE LIONESSES ROAR

LA COLLINE OU RUGISSENT LES LIONNES

THE HILL WHERE LIONESSES ROAR

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Luàna Bajrami

Music by Aldo Shllaku

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Selection Quizaine des Realisateurs – Cannes 2021

France Cinema 27 Avril 2022

Three young and free-spirited women decide to escape their daily lives and form a  gang….

The movie is set in a remote Kosovar village and follows three young women fel their dreams have been stifled go on a quest for independence.

The dram premiered at last year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and is being released in several international markets over the next couple of months.

Track List

  • 01 – A New Life
  • 02 – Qe’s Father
  • 03 – Trois + Un
  • 04 – A Newer Life
  • 05 – L’action
  • 06 – The Door
  • 07 – Le gros coup
  • 08 – Contrepoint
  • 09 – La fin

BENDING REALITY

By Maximilien Mathevon

BENDING REALITY

By Maximilien Mathevon

Reality and Questions without answer…

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Bending Reality talks about the perception of reality, the faculty to interpret and manipulate this reality, to transform and sublimate it. What is true, what is wrong, what are the truths that exist behind appearances and how do they parasitize them? 

I wanted to create a constantly evolving sound universe, invaded by musical interferences which distort the appearances of the music.

I have also used unusual rhythms on some tracks (7/4) to create a sense of shift and that something is not working in the usual way.

This album is a constantly changing canvas, nourished by sounds and rhythms which add up, add to each other and evolve.

  • 01 – Point of View
  • 02 – Bending Reality
  • 03 – Beyond
  • 04 – Twisting Reality
  • 05 – Warp
  • 06 – Melting Reality
  • 07 – Glitch
  • 08 – Imagining Reality

JOSE PROMIS – Album “PROMISES »

JOSE PROMIS – Album “PROMISES »

World Pop from LA, Berlin…

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

JOSE PROMIS is a Chilean-American singer-songwriter and composer, son of the well-known Chilean literature professor José Promis.

His eponymous debut album was released in 2005 and revealed that Promis was already influenced by the French chanson method and adult pop music structure, but there was a decidedly lo-fi element to the long player. The second album Promis issued, Promis 2 (2007), uncovered further sonic touchstones which included classical, Gothic, Mediterranean, and Balkan music. In a review of Promis 2, reviewer Leonard Lair remarked of the album, “Promis 2 is too long an album to take in one sitting, but overall, it’s the slower, subtler songs that should ensure Promis has a future beyond the reputation of a showman.”

From 2008 Promis teamed up with British producer Ian Matthews in Los Angeles, who produced the third album Promis III. Matthews would become a musical partner throughout his career. The basic idea for this album was to combine Promis chansons with electronic production, putting Promis’ songs to darker synthesizer sound.

MARIO HOFFMAN & MANOUCHKA MEYER Album “MANOUCHKA” Concert a l’Alhambra Paris 1er Avril 2022

MARIO HOFFMAN & MANOUCHKA MEYERS

Album “MANOUCHKA”

Gypsy time…

En concert le 1er Avril 2022 – L’Alhambra – Paris

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Cd Digital – Cd Physical

GYPSY TIME….

Un voyage dans l’âme éternelle Tzigane au travers mots et musique.

Un voyage autour d’un monde connu et inconnu.

Mario Hoffman: Grace à son père, dès son plus jeune âge il se familiarise

Avec les accords, du célèbre guitariste, DJANGO REINHARDT.

Sa maman chante, et il l’accompagne souvent très jeune

Aux terrasses des cafés.

Mario, c’est un artiste singulier, autodidacte.

Aujourd’hui il se dit que le moment est venu de chanter dans la les langues de ses origines, C’est une véritable renaissance qui s’offre à lui.

Manouchka Meyer : Pendant son adolescence , Manouchka vivait dans un HLM  en région parisienne

Souvent le soir quand elle promenait son chien , elle allez rendre visite aux gens du voyage , alors elle découvre autour de leur feu de camp , les premiers accords

De musique tzigane .

01 – Choun Man – 03:53
02 – Latcho drom – 03:47

03 – Pushka – 04:04

04 – Chpilo Gaiga – 07:16

05 – Diklo Weiss – 04:18

06- Ethmol – 02:55

07 – Manouchka – 05:26

08 – N’im Mur Léva – 03:15
09 – Narta an trin dives – 03 :31

HARINA

(Original Television Soundtrack)

HARINA

(Original Television Soundtrack)

Director Salvador Espinosa

Music by Andrés Sánchez Maher & Gus Reyes.

Label Plaza Mayor Company

HARINA, from Backdoor, becomes a series by Amazon and Comedy Central.

It will be an eight-episode series produced by ViacomCBS International Studios and will be seen on OTT by Amazon and on Pay TV by Comedy Central.

Harina tells the misadventures of the lieutenant and his partner Officer Ramirez, a very special police couple who must catch a serial killer known as “The Canceler”, whose goal is to end the lives of the most important characters on social networks with a very personal stamp, cutting their thumbs and throat.

Comedy Central and Amazon Prime Video Latin America announced the production and upcoming premiere of Harina, a spin-off inspired by the viral Backdoor sketch that will now become an eight-episode series that will be seen on both screens.

As detailed, the series will arrive in Latin America on March 9 by Comedy Central and on March 10 by Amazon Prime Video.

It stars Guillermo Villegas and Verónica Bravo and is directed by Salvador Espinosa (Club de Cuervos, Cómo sobrevivir soltero).