Milan Records announces the release of THE THIRD DAY: SUMMER (MUSIC FROM THE LIMITED SERIES) with music by award-winning composer CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER. Available everywhere Friday, September 18, the album features music written by Tapia de Veer for the first half of Sky and HBO’s six-part limited series starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris. The first of three episodes encompassing the “Summer” chapter of The Third Day premiered on HBO and HBO Max on Monday, September 14 and Sky Atlantic (UK) on Tuesday, September 14.
Of the soundtrack, composer CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER says, “The music evokes a dialogue between Sam and the island, Sam and his subconscious. It is his mind being reflected back to him by the surroundings, as well as his mind being manipulated by them, forming some kind of vicious circle. I recorded all the melodies humming on my phone during long walks deep in the forest, far from any civilization, to capture a sense of being lost or isolated while increasing the feeling of connection to the woods and subconscious mind.”
Created by Dennis Kelly and Felix Barrett, the ground-breaking series from Sky Studios in collaboration with HBO, Plan B and Punchdrunk. The Third Day is a limited series which consists of three separate but interconnected stories that all take place on Osea Island in the UK; ‘Summer’, ‘Autumn’ and ‘Winter’. ‘Summer’ stars Jude Law (HBO’s The New Pope) as Sam, a man drawn to a mysterious island off the British coast. Isolated from the mainland, Sam is unable to leave the idyllic and dangerously enchanting world he has discovered, where the secretive rituals of its inhabitants prompt him to grapple with experiences of loss and trauma hidden in his past through the distorted lens of the present. As boundaries between fantasy and reality fragment, his quest to unlock the truth leads the islanders to reveal a shocking secret. ‘Summer’ is written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Marc Munden.
Multiple award winning Cristobal “Cristo” Tapia de Veer is a Chilean born, classically trained musician, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, composing music scores for film & TV, based in Montreal, Canada. Cristo’s music will stick in your mind long after you’ve heard it. His scores are a far cry from the orchestral music often used in film and TV. They are distinctive, experimental and often, downright strange – an eclectic mix of musical styles and ominous sounds that will give you shivers.
After obtaining his Master’s degree (with honors) from the ‘Conservatory of Music of Québec’, he plunged into the pop music world and got signed to Warner Music in 2001, putting a hold on his classical career. His band One Ton reached number one in Canada in 2003 with the electro-dance single “Supersex World” and won the Canadian Dance Music Award (SOCAN). After a tumultuous tour the young band decided to split up.
In 2011 he scored his first mini-TV series The Crimson Petal and the White, nominated at the BAFTA’S 2012 for Best mini-series. 2 years later Munden and Cristo teamed up again to work on C4’s critically acclaimed cult series Utopia. The 2 x 6 episode long conspiracy thriller won an International EMMY Award 2014 for best drama series and his music for Utopia won several awards and became an international milestone in the scoring world.
In 2013, he composed the music for ICI-Radio-Canada’s new TV-drama Série Noire (dir: JF Rivard), for which he won twice at the PRIX GEMEAUX (Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television) in 2014 and received a third trophy for the second season in 2016. Later that year, he began work on the BBC One mini-series Jamaica Inn, directed by BAFTA award-winning Phillipa Lowthorpe. Shortly after, AMC / C4’s co-production Humans became C4’s biggest drama hit in 20 years and got nominated for best drama series at the BAFTAs 2016.
His first feature film The Girl with all the Gifts opened the Locarno Film Festival and was released in fall. Cristo won in the best original music category at the 24th Festival International du Film Fantastique Gérardmer 2017, the film also won the public choice award. Congruently, Cristo was awarded a Golden Fipa 2017 as well as a BAFTA for C4’s mini-series National Treasure, which was hailed among critics as the most powerful series of the year.
SOCAN honoured Cristo with the prestigious International Achievement Award in fall 2017, marking the first time that a composer for film and television has been awarded the prize. Previous recipients of the award include bands such as Arcade Fire.
Due to his monumental success, Cristo was invited to be part of the jury at the 1st edition of Canneseries in France. CANNESERIES aims to highlight series from all over the world and to give an international voice to this increasingly popular and fiercely creative new art form.
Recent releases include 2 episodes of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Amazon, C4), for which he received an EMMY nomination, as well as the highly acclaimed season 4 finale of Netflix’ dark sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror – Black Museum.
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