Milan Records: "SPACESHIP EARTH" music by Owen Pallett


Milan Records announces today’s release of SPACESHIP EARTH (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by composer, violinist, keyboardist and vocalist OWEN PALLETT.  Available everywhere now, the album features music written by Pallett for director Matt Wolf’s documentary film following a 1991 experiment in self-quarantine. Known for both their critically acclaimed solo recordings as well as collaborations alongside artists like Arcade Fire, Frank Ocean, The National and more, Pallett now adds Spaceship Earth to a growing resume of score work that includes their Academy Award-nominated score for Spike Jonze’s Her and their Emmy Award-winning compositions for Fourteen Actors Acting.  NEON launched Spaceship Earth everywhere on May 8.

Of the soundtrack, composer OWEN PALLETT says, "This is my second collaboration with Matt Wolf, after 2019’s Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project.  The film Spaceship Earth chronologically spans from 1960 to present day— it is serious, it is comedic, it is retro, it is futuristic, it is scientific and it is highly human.  It is also distinctly American.  As a result, I was inspired by 60s sci-fi film scores, Nino Rota, as well as American 20th century music— John Adams and Aaron Copland.”

Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially re-imagine a new world.

About Owen Pallett... is a composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist. They have released a string of critically praised solo recordings, winning the Polaris Prize in 2006. They currently release albums with Secret City Records and Domino Recording Co., and have performed as a solo performer with orchestras worldwide. Their chamber music work has been commissioned by The National Ballet of Canada, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Bang On A Can, The Barbican, among many others. They served as curator of the TSO’s New Creations Festival in 2017.

They have written string, brass and orchestral arrangements for numerous artists, including Frank Ocean, Caribou, The National, Taylor Swift, R.E.M., Pet Shop Boys and Linkin Park. They won an “Album Of The Year" GRAMMY for their work on Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. They have scored several films, and won an Emmy for their work on Solve Sundsbo’s Fourteen Actors Acting, and were nominated for an Academy Award for their work on the original score of Spike Jonze’s Her. They currently live in Toronto.

On May 22, Owen released their latest album Island, recorded live at Abbey Road Studios with the London Contemporary Orchestra.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

1 comment:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That does sound like a strange experiment.