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“It has a brooding, malevolent, and chilling aura about it, which is unpredictable and unsettling, the composer’s utilizing both symphonic, choral, and electronic means to bring this to fruition.” (Movie Music International)

The Exorcism of God (Elik Álvarez / Yoncarlos Medina)

Original score from the 2021 horror feature film directed by Alejandro Hidalgo, starring María Gabriela de Faría, Joseph Marcell and Will Beinbrink, produced by Epica Pictures and Mouth of the Devil, and released by Saban Films (USA, UK, Australia etc).

THE STORY: An American priest working in Mexico is possessed during an exorcism and ends up committing a terrible act. Eighteen years later, the consequences of his sin come back to haunt him, unleashing the greatest battle within.

THE SCORE: After watching the first cut of The Exorcism of God, we sat down with director Alejandro Hidalgo (The House of The End of Times) to discuss how we could create a distinctive score that effectively underlines the wildest ride between good and evil. Part of this ride, presents a deep exploration of sin and a suffocating feeling of guilt, for which we decided to bring on board music programmer Cosme Liccardo and produce disturbing textures and intricate percussive sounds created from a variety of rare musical instruments that were later implemented in the score. At the same time, we invited multidisciplinary artist Leonor Lanza to lend her extravagant and powerful voice to reinforce the presence of the devil and its battle against God. As the story develops, self-condemnation is often blended with a profound search for forgiveness, for this, we wrote a bold dramatic theme masterfully performed by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra.” Elik Álvarez & Yoncarlos Medina

THE COMPOSERS: Elik Álvarez is a Venezuelan-born composer based in Los Angeles. He is known for scoring many of Sir David Attenborough’s groundbreaking mini-series, such as the Lumiere Award winner and BAFTA nominated Conquest Of The Skies 3D, IMAX Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland and Kingdom Of Plants 3D for which he won Best Documentary Score at the International Film Music Festival Provincia de Cordoba. He also worked on the scores of animated pictures like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yugioh! and G.I Joe Sigma 6. His score for the baseball romantic comedy Take Me Out has been released by MovieScore Media.

Yoncarlos Medina is well-known thanks to the score composed for director Alejandro Hidalgo’s box office success The House at the End of Time (the most watched Venezuelan film in the world), which received the award for Best Soundtrack of the ELCO Festival (2013), the Román Chalbaud Municipal Feature Film Award (2014) and was a candidate for Venezuela for the first edition of the “Platino Awards” (2014). He was also nominated in 2018 in the category of best Music for Film at the Pepsi Music Awards for his composition for Solteras Indisponibles (Singles Unavailable) and in 2019 for The Hollywood Dreams Excellence in Film Award for the film Blindado (Steel Clad) both by director Carlos D. Malavé.

MMS22016 THE EXORCISM OF GOD (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release date (digital): April 1, 2022

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