- APPLE MUSIC
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There Is No Evil (Amir Molookpour)
Original score from the 2020 drama feature film directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, starring Baran Rasoulof, Shahi Jila and Mohammad Seddighimehr, produced by Europe Media Nest and released by Kino Lorber (USA).
THE STORY: Four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty ask to what extent individual freedom can be expressed under a despotic regime and its seemingly inescapable threats.
THE SCORE: “For me the most important element of this film is resistance. Yes, it’s seemingly about capital punishment, but choosing to be a part of that or not requires sacrifices. The director had chosen to use the Italian song ‘Bella Ciao’ as a leitmotif for this idea of resistance (we can hear the whole song at the end of the second episode) and so I decided to add another Italian Partisan song as a parallel to the movie. The whole finale sequence music (with the solo oboe) and the End Credits music is loosely based on a song called ‘Il partigiano’ (The Partisan) which is another beautiful and meaningful songs of the Italian fascist era.” – Amir Molookpour
THE COMPOSER: Amir Molookpour began to study the traditional Persian music at the age of nine before moving onto a study of Western music as an autodidact, followed by specialization classes with Hassan Riahi, the composer of the last Iranian National Anthem. In 2001 Molookpour moved to Italy to study Musicology at the University of Pavia (in Cremona) continuing to work with the Symphony Orchestra of the Iranian Radio as a composer. He wrote his thesis on the role and functions of music in the religious rituals of the Iranian Zoroastrians. His compositions include a string quartet, Three Lieder on poems of Hermann Hesse, a Requiem on Latin and Persian texts and numerous compositions for solo instruments such as piano, clarinet, and cello. His three film scores so far are all released by MovieScore Media.
MMS21076 THERE IS NO EVIL (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by AMIR MOLOOKPOUR
Release date (digital): December 24, 2021