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Gift Of Fire

by Nico Muhly

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Released exclusively via Inpartmaint for the Japanese market, we have just 100 copies for our web store.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Gift Of Fire via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €14.99 EUR or more 

     

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Americans 01:08
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featuring Nadia Sirota
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I'm Home 00:41
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Tops 02:04
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Meeting 06:36
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Fairy Tales 02:48
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All A Front 01:50
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Rubble 02:41
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Irredeemable 02:07
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Credits 05:27

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Bedroom Community is excited to announce a new release from one of the label’s founding members, Nico Muhly, with the stunning new score for Japanese film Gift Of Fire. The release sees Nico team up with esteemed Bedcom alumni Nadia Sirota for some of the most stirring performances for film we’ve heard in some time. Mixed and mastered by Valgeir Sigurdsson at Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, this is the first release that sees so many of the original stable of label creatives working together in a long while.

The score is also receiving a wonderful CD release for the Japanese retail market, to go alongside the cinematic release of the film. We will have an extremely limited amount available on our bandcamp.

‘When Hiroshi Kurosaki asked me to write the score for his extraordinary film Gift of Fire , he made it clear that he was looking for something more than a soundtrack. He was drawn to concert music, longer than a typical film cue, and music with an emotional intensity commensurate with the difficult and provocative themes the movie explores. I immediately called one of my oldest collaborators, the violist Nadia Sirota, and decided to build the score as a suite of chamber music centered on Nadia, me, and percussionist Justin Peters at the heart of the sound. Rather than assigning an instrument to each of the three main characters in the movie, I wrote music which weaves their stories together, sometimes gently and sometimes violently. My longtime collaborator Fritz Myers recorded the instruments in New York very closely, so the grain of the instrument and imperfections in sound are themselves part of the content of the music. These pieces are supported by and sometimes antagonized by electronic sounds with which I’ve been working since my earliest collaborations with Valgeir Sigurðsson, who mixed and mastered this album’ - Nico Muhly

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released October 29, 2021

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Nico Muhly is a composer of orchestral music, stage works and sacred music. His work for film includes scores for for The Reader and the BBC adaptation of Howards End. Recordings of his works have been released by Decca and Nonesuch, and he is part of the artist-run record label Bedroom Community, which released his first two albums, Speaks Volumes and Mothertongue. ... more

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