Milan Records: "Fallen Star: Finding Home" Music by Bobby Johnston


Perched atop the seventh floor of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, Do Ho Suh's "Fallen Star" has become a beloved landmark. Its planning, however, required years of effort and innovations in architecture, construction, and engineering. Why did so many people get behind such an improbable idea, and work so hard to make it a reality? A story of collaboration and the ways that art can surprise you, Fallen Star: Finding Home takes us behind the scenes during the creation of the 18th public artwork in the Stuart Collection.

Johnston is known for an unusual approach to film composition, using only acoustic instruments and usually performing every instrument himself. On occasion, he will bring in an instrumental soloist. Most notable are his scores to Edmond, which featured trumpet player Asdru Sierra from Ozomatli and Crazy Eyes, featuring Big Sir vocalist Lisa Papineau. He also worked with percussionist Greg Ellis on the scores to A New York Heartbeat, Mother's Day and The Barrens.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

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