SPECTRUM [2015] - Frederik Wiedmann (A Good Cause, That Takes Notice!)


Composer Frederik Wiedmann (FIELD OF LOST SHOES, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS) is proud to announce the release of SPECTRUM - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on July 7, 2015, with all proceeds going to Autism Women's Network.  The album was orchestrated by Hyesu Yang and mastered by Damon Tedesco.

“When Jill Jones (Director) and Brent Yontz (Producer/Cinematographer) asked me to compose the music to SPECTRUM, I was beyond excited,” Wiedmann said. “Their beautiful film captured such unique and interesting aspects of autism, from the perspective of children and adults, from a different point of view, than previously illustrated in other documentaries.”

Spectrum combines live action and animation to explore the inner sensory experience of autism. While autism is largely regarded as a social disorder, Spectrum reveals the underlying sensory differences that create an autistic perspective. Sensory issues create a world where vision, sound, touch and smell can be intense. The story is a series of character driven portraits beginning with Temple Grandin, the most well-known autistic adult in the world. Other characters include poet Tito Mukhopadhyay, artist Judy Endow, martial artist Nick Walker, and a group of young, energetic children. Rather than fearing autism, Spectrum seeks to understand it.

“Freddie’s score of Spectrum invites a fresh understanding of autism,” said producers Jones and Yontz.  “The main theme suggests an unexpected but optimistic journey. As we meet the subjects of the film, the music fosters an atmosphere of compassion. Keep listening, and the score builds to something more meditative, circling the ideas of sensory perception, suggesting the intelligence and complexity of our autistic characters. Freddie completes the score with a dramatic call to action to see autism differently. The beauty of the score commands our attention, and these voices deserve to be heard.”

“Our characters in this doc all describe their senses, things they feel and hear everyday, things no one else around them can experience the same way,” Wiedmann explained. “Jill and Brent created some stunning animation to visualize those experiences, and I had the daunting task to do the same with the score.”

The SPECTRUM - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally on July 7, 2015, with all proceeds going to Autism Women's Network. The film is now viewable at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/spectrumthefilm.

Frederik Wiedmann - http://frederikwiedmann.com/

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