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An Update on Pad Yatra

The film recently received an advance/test screening in Nepal, and much to the my amazement, my director, Wendy, told me that it received a ten minute standing ovation and that there’s now an entire mountain praying for the film’s next steps forward (npi).

And in what feels like a subtle compliment, His Holiness asked for some additional music in the film, so I’m back to work on the project, lengthening previous pieces and probably writing some new ones. It’s been a very personal and rewarding experience so far, so this all comes as good news.

Here’s a track from the film. For me, getting to write a little accompaniment to the production sound/chanting at the end was a particularly special moment.

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Posted at 3:00 PM 31 October 2011

Walking on the World’s Rooftop

For the past few days, I’ve been starting work on a wonderful documentary about a Pad Yatra, Sanskrit for sacred pilgrimage. This particular film is about 750 Tibetan Buddhists and their 400km trek across the Himalayas to spread awareness of global climate change following a disastrous cloudburst that completely levels one of their villages.

Based on early conversations with the director and working my way through the first few cues, I can tell this is going to be fun to write for. I’ll get to incorporate some world instruments I don’t often get a chance to use to construct what’s shaping up to be a colorfully layered and textural score.

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Posted at 11:01 AM 08 September 2011