Joshua (Nico Muhly)

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With this strikingly original score, young composer Nico Muhly, who has worked extensively as an editor, keyboardist and conductor for Philip Glass, conjures the atmosphere of a claustrophobic apartment – a place where psychological terror strikes in this award-winning horror feature directed by George Ratliff. “It begins sun-drenched and idyllic, with bells, harp, and piano outlining a wholesome and growing family,” the composer explains. “Gradually, the piano becomes an antagonist… and as Joshua becomes more and more menacing to his mother, the piano moves to registral extremes, obsessing over the highest and lowest notes of the keyboard… The score ends with severe trombones and wailing violins; a complete subversion of the optimistic beginning.”

Ever since the film’s theatrical premiere (it was released by Fox Searchlight last summer), we have been working hard to acquire the soundtrack rights to this extremely well-crafted and very disturbing score – and now it’s here!

MMS08005 • JOSHUA (Original Motion Picture Score)
Music Composed and Conducted by NICO MUHLY
Release date: March 11, 2008

CD EDITION LIMITED TO 500 COPIES.

TRACK LIST

1 New Baby 3.03
2 Choking 3.19
3 A Lot to Say 1.09
4 Mummification 1.28
5 47 Days Old 3.36
6 The Park 0.50
7 Buster 2.03
8 Through the Ceiling 2.56
9 Hide and Seek 8.56
10 63 Days Old 0.44
11 Seth and Apep 1.39
12 Home Video 4.48
13 Formula 2.54
14 Textbook Abuse 1.38
15 Joshua Hiding 3.41
16 Nobody Will Ever Love You 3.53

 

    Joshua (Nico Muhly)