5 Questions with Brian Byrne

Varese Sarabande released the soundtrack to Jenny's Wedding via digital retail this past Friday and is releasing the CD on October 2nd.  We sat down with composer, Brian Byrne, to discuss his compositions on the soundtrack, both score and original songs.

1. Describe your latest soundtrack on Varese.

A: Jenny's Wedding is the latest soundtrack I've done with Varese. It was a very last minute project that came to me through my agent Amos Newman. The brief was it needed a light score to be written and recorded, and maybe with one new song but it had to be done on a shoestring budget and in 10 days!
That one song turned into five original songs and a new arrangement and recording of a standard!

5 Questions with Heather McIntosh

Heather McIntosh makes her debut recording on Varese this month with the score to the feature film, Z for Zachariah.  A long in demand cellist player as well as a composer, Heather has performed with everyone from Animal Collective and St. Vincent to Gnarles Barkley and Lil Wayne.

1. Describe your latest soundtrack on Varese?

This work has a very pastoral tone, even though we are depicting the end of the world, it takes place in the only part of the world unaffected by the apocalypse. Along with lush chamber strings and horns, there is also an subtle underlying tension developed by the use of electronic and acoustic manipulated sounds.

5 Questions with Trevor Rabin!

One of Varese's favorite composers gets the "5 Questions" treatment as Trevor Rabin discusses his work on the Soundtrack to the TV show, 12 Monkeys.  The album will release on July 31st. 

1. Describe your latest soundtrack on Varese?

The 12 Monkey score which I'm doing with my long time assistant Paul Linford, is a hybrid score of ethnic sounds, orchestra, and electronic, with a strong theme base.