Listen Online

Comforting Skin (Alain Mayrand)

Original score from the 2011 horror drama feature film directed by Derek Franson, starring Elisabeth Rosen, Kirby Morrow and Tygh Runyan, produced by Brainstorm Productions and released by Uncork’d Entertainment (USA).

THE STORY: A lonely young woman’s desperate need for emotional and sexual companionship draws her into a surreal and ultimately destructive relationship with a shifting and whispering tattoo she has willed to life on her skin.

THE SCORE: The highly original music for Comforting Skin, written for a chamber ensemble consisting of strings, woodwinds and piano, is by Canadian composer Alain Mayrand, whose highly entertaining and playful large orchestral score for The Legend of Silkboy was released by MovieScore Media last year. The fascinating score for Comforting Skin reflects states of desolation, despair and dementia, effectively making use of stark contrasts between poignant melodies and atonal colors evoked by a wide variety of extended techniques. This is Screamworks Records first digital only release.

THE COMPOSER: Alain Mayrand is a composer and orchestrator with a passion for the golden age craft of cinema. Besides Mosley, his composition credits include The Martini Shot starring Matthew Modine and John Cleese, Defining Moments starring Burt Reynolds and The Legend of Silkboy starring Jackie Chan – the latter title is also available from MovieScore Media which is also the case with Alain’s score for the art house thriller Comforting Skin. Alain has also worked as orchestrator and conductor on the blockbuster films Elysium, Enders Game as well as What Happened to Monday, Dead Snow II and the TV series Olympus.

SWD0001 COMFORTING SKIN (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by ALAIN MAYRAND
Release date (digital): October 18, 2011

Alain Mayrand on MovieScore Media

Horror Music on MovieScore Media