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Lakeshore Records: "Three Identical Strangers" Music by Paul Saunderson

Lakeshore Records has announced the upcoming release of the soundtrack to the heartwarming story Three Identical Strangers, directed by Tim Wardle with original music from Paul Saunderson.  Three Identical Strangers tells the story of three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.  The soundtrack will be available on iTunes and Apple Music on December 14th.  The soundtrack will then be available on all other digital platforms on January 4th, 2019.

 “Three Identical Strangers is a thought provoking, emotional rollercoaster of a story, full of twists and turns and I wanted the score to follow suite, and really connect with the audience to help them feel the raw emotion of what these boys went through. I knew at the beginning of the project that scoring this true story would be a challenge, as the film deals with very sensitive real subject matters.”

“The score was recorded with the London Contemporary Orchestra (two cellos, violin and a piano), along with a range of bowed metals, bowed guitars and electronics. With this line up I was able to create interesting organic textures proving useful for the cues relating to mental illness and the darker psychological moments in the film. The unusual choice for the two cellos instead of the traditional trio line up was made to help create an unconventional sound, with the first cello playing mostly high in its register, almost fragile in it’s timbre.”

“From the beginning of the process the director and I set out to create a very organic and cinematic score. Having a small collection of instruments helped to keep the music focused and give it an identity. It was important to me to keep the music sounding cohesive despite the large range of styles and moods that occur.”

“I feel that we really found the perfect balance of story telling, being powerful and emotive where the score needed to be without becoming to overwhelming and at the same time creating something unique.”

Paul Saunderson is a British film composer and multi-instrumentalist who is as equally at home with orchestras as he is with contemporary music, known for his diversity and emotion within his writing never being afraid to push the boundaries of acoustic, orchestral and electronic music.

Saunderson has recently collaborated on MTV's eagerly awaited action adventure series The Shannara Chronicles, as well as completing the score for Jim O'Hanlon's directorial debut A Hundred Streets starring Idris Elba & Gemma Arterton and Bill Clark's heartbreaking true story Starfish, currently gaining rave reviews at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2016. Other work includes scoring the RomCom Syrup starring Amber Heard & Kellan Lutz as well as the psychological gothic horror The Sleeping Room.

Saunderson learnt his craft working as arranger and programmer on over 35 feature films including Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn), Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes), Black Sea (Kevin Mcdonald), Johnny English: Reborn (Rowan Atkinson), 47 Ronin (Keanu Reeves), and Aardman's latest feature animation Shaun The Sheep: Movie.

After receiving his Music degree from The University of Leeds in composition and electro acoustic music he immersed himself into the world of film music working as assistant to the award winning composer llan Eshkeri (Still Alice, The Young Victoria, Stardust, Layer Cake) and production assistant to Grammy award winning film music producer Steve McLaughlin (About A Boy, Heat, Batman, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon).

Saunderson has worked with many recording artists; recently writing arrangements for Badly Drawn Boy on Paul Weitz's Being Flynn starring Robert De Niro. He has also worked alongside Coldplay, Kasabian, KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, The Cinematic Orchestra, Ash, and Andy Burrows. Saunderson is an emerging and exciting talent gaining in respect and success within the industry.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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