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MovieScore Media: PRESSURE - Benjamin Wallfisch

Ivor Novello Award nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch (Summer in February, Desert Dancer, Hammer of the Gods) gets his underwater thriller score for Pressure released digitally and on CD by MovieScore Media. The music conjures the majesty and perils of underwater exploration and is Wallfisch’s seventh album release by the label.Starring Danny Huston, Matthew Goode, Joe Cole and Ian Pirie, Pressure follows the adventures of four men who are tasked with fixing an oil pipeline under the sea. Once they get separated from their ship, the group must first survive in a small pod on the bottom of the Indian Ocean, then figure out a way to get back to the surface with no outside assistance. Directed by Ron Scalpello, Pressure opened in the US on June 12, 2015.

Benjamin Wallfisch’s score for Pressure balances between sketching out the four main characters’ pasts and motivations while also creating tension stemming from personal conflicts and natural causes. The hybrid solution of mixing orchestral elements with electronics portrays the battle of man, machine and nature, ranging from the claustrophobic ambience of "Ocean Emergency" through the sacrificial heroism of "Final Swim" to the serene and reflective "Rain". The album also includes the lyrical end credits song "Satellite", performed by the composer’s sister Joanna Wallfisch who had previously contributed her vocals to Dear Wendy and Summer in February.

Benjamin Wallfisch’s work in film has earned him multiple awards and nominations, including two Ivor Novello Award Nominations for Best Original Film Score, a nomination in the 2009 Emmy Awards, three nominations as Discovery of The Year at the World Soundtrack Academy Awards and the 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score - Special Feature. He made his scoring debut at the age of 24 (Dear Wendy), a score which earned him a 'Best Original Score' nomination at the Danish Film Academy Awards. Since then he has gone on to work on over 40 feature films. His prior releases with MovieScore Media include Dear Wendy (2006), The Escapist (2009), Conquest 1453 (2012), Hammer of the Gods (2013), The Thirteenth Tale (2013) and Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014).
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