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“A fabulous score by Arnau Bataller…” (Screen Rant)
“Special mention must be made for the emotive orchestral score from Arnau Bataller that makes the film soar.” (Cinapse)
The Antares Paradox (Arnau Bataller)
Original score from the 2022 science fiction feature film directed by Luis Tinoco, starring Andrea Trepat, Ferran Vilajosana and
Aleida Torrent, produced by Onirikal Studio and distributed by Selected Films.
THE STORY: In a race against the clock, Alexandra will be forced to choose how to spend the next hours: facing a critic family drama or trying to bring an answer to one of humanity’s most important questions.
THE SCORE: “Directing your first film is always tricky, but having it set in a single small room and having mainly one character is a titanic job. In that regard, Luis Tinoco had a clear idea about the importance of the music, always focusing on the big question that Alexandra has to face: what would you choose in a critical situation – your passion, or your family? The score is recorded with The Extremadura Orchestra, piano, and some electronics. The use of the main theme is also a paradox because it’s used to talk about Alex’s feelings about her family, a very intimate and personal situation, but also it is used to talk about extraterrestrial life and our place as human beings in the universe. There is also music to make the drama advance and create tension and expectation. Despite that the movie has a big technological component the music only has a slight touch of electronics, being the piano melodies and the big orchestral tuttis the main use of the score.” – Arnau Bataller
THE COMPOSER: Arnau Bataller originally studied to play the violin and got a degree on the instrument in 1998 – then he decided to specialize in film music, studying the art form at the prestigious University of Southern California. Since graduating in 2002, Arnau has worked on countless American and Spanish projects. Some of his most notable works include José Luis Alemán’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired horror films The Valdemar Legacy (2010) and The Valdemar Legacy II: The Forbidden Shadow (2010), the latter of which is available from MovieScore Media. After this, Arnau Bataller has been a MovieScore Media regular with releases of his scores for Julio Martí’s The Brotherhood (2014) as well as music from [Rec]4 : Apocalipsis (2014), The Vault (2021) and Mediterraneo (2021).
MMS22050 THE ANTARES PARADOX (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by ARNAU BATALLER
Release date (digital): December 23, 2022