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“Composer and conductor Nicolas Repetto’s film score sets a deeply anticipatory tone over the glowing Tulsa skylines, and the mounting stakes at play in the story.” (

The Sound of Identity (Nicolas Repetto)

Original score from the 2020 documentary feature film directed by James Kicklighter, starring Lucia Lucas, Hidenori Inoue and Denni Sayers, produced by Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions and released by Shout! Studios (USA).

THE STORY: In the spotlight of global media coverage, the first transgender woman ever to perform as Don Giovanni in a professional opera makes her historic debut in one of the reddest states in the U.S.

THE SCORE: “In my discussions with James Kicklighter about the score, we both agreed early on that having an ‘Identity motif. This motif, recurring to signify Lucia’s journey along with a full realization of her theme playing in key moments, would be the glue that ties the entire score together in addition to working in tandem with another important theme representing Lucia’s mentor, Tobias Picker. I decided on using solo violin, performed by Rebecca Schlappich-Charles, to represent the ‘Identity motif’ alongside passionate cello solos performed by Ruslan Biryukov and the intimate viola solos by Jonathan Morgan assisted in representing Lucia’s and Tobias’ thematic material throughout the score. In addition to the solos, the use of a chamber string orchestra and a sprinkling of synths/electronics completes the soundscape. In essence, Lucia’s operatic and life journey, presented beautifully throughout the film, helped our score find its identity as well.” – Nicolas Repetto

THE COMPOSER: Argentinian-American composer Nicolas Repetto moved from Miami to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue a career in film and television scoring. He started his career assisting composers Penka Kouneva and Cliff Eidelman with additional music and orchestration on various media and concert music projects.  His recent credits include The Reunion (2020), the Prohibition-era dramedy Tijuana (2019), while his upcoming projects include James Kicklighter’s next documentary The American Question on the division of the country, the fantasy feature Empire Queen: The Golden Age of Magic and the indie horror Spider.

MMS21038 THE SOUND OF IDENTITY (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed and Conducted by NICOLAS REPETTO
Release date (digital): May 28, 2021

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