96 Minutes (Kurt Farquhar)

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“The music ranges from viscerally tense soundscapes to influences of hip hop… the composer has clearly brought his own personal experience into the making of this movie.” (We Are Movie Geeks)

The winner of multiple festival awards, Aimee Lagos action thriller 96 Minutes features an urban, percussive and contemporary film score courtesy of composer Kurt Farquhar (Soul Food, Not Easily Broken, Lifted).

Farquhar juxtaposes beautiful and shimmering melodic textures with gritty, sometimes deliberately distorted melds of electronica and industrial sound design. As described by We Are Movie Geeks, “the music ranges from viscerally tense soundscapes to influences of hip hop” and the reviewer also notes that “the composer has clearly brought his own personal experience into the making of this movie.”

On the score for 96 Minutes, Farquhar said: “The director Aimee Lagos and I had discussions about the distinctly different worlds that these characters come from…one being a poor inner city environment scared by violence, danger and hopelessness and the other an insulated college campus filled with all the hope in the world. I not only had to balance these two worlds….I also had to create a jarring super dark and edgy world inside the car where the crime was taking place. Another interesting point is the vocal piece that comes in during the final scene and continues over credits. I chose not to use lyrics as I did not want to make a moral choice for the audience at the end. I wanted them to leave the theater still making up their own minds.”

Dealing with themes such as racism and gang culture, 96 Minutes has been compared to the 2004 Oscar winner Crash, and Farquhar’s score is certainly in the same league as Mark Isham’s much acclaimed score for that film!

MMD0016 • 96 MINUTES (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by KURT FARQUHAR
Release date (digital only): June 5, 2012

TRACK LIST

1 Starting the Day 2:45
2 Just Trust Me 0:45
3 You Shot Her in the Head 0:59
4 Holding It Together 2:57
5 Fifty Points 2:26
6 Help Me 3:05
7 Wasn’t There to Protect Him 5:37
8 Paths Colliding 3:14
9 Give Me the Gun 1:43
10 Getting Jacked 7:31
11 She Died 1:24
12 How Did I Get Here 3:37

    96 Minutes (Kurt Farquhar)