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.