Lakeshore Records is set to release the soundtrack for False Positive the Hulu Original film from A24 directed by John Lee and starring Ilana Glazer, Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan. The score by Lucy Railton and Yair Elazar Glotman (additional music for Mandy), provides an ominous yet luminescent backdrop to the psychological thriller. The album will be available digitally June 25 and the film will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning June 25.
After months of trying and failing to get pregnant, Lucy (Ilana Glazer) and Adrian (Justin Theroux) finally find their dream fertility doctor in the illustrious Dr. Hindle (Pierce Brosnan). But after becoming pregnant, Lucy begins to notice something sinister through Hindle’s gleaming charm, and she sets out to uncover the unsettling truth about him, and her own “birth story.” As if getting pregnant weren’t complicated enough…
Says Railton and Glotman: “The film goes through a lot of dramatic shifts so we had the chance to indulge in many areas of music making we both love, from its glistening, hallucinatory scenes to the more dirty and twisted horror that unfolds. As collaborators it was great to be able to draw on our different strengths as musicians and also to have the freedom to score a soundtrack that pulls elements from some our own solo work. In ‘False Positive’ our own playing is featured throughout the score, utilizing our weapons of choice, cello and double bass, modular synths, tape machines and vintage keyboards. It was a very special project for us!”
ABOUT LUCY RAILTON
Berlin based cellist Lucy Railton has been an active performer and composer for over a decade, releasing albums on the labels Modern Love, Editions Mego - GRM Portraits, PAN (with Peter Zinovieff), ECM, SN Variations, Shelter Press and Takuroku.
She scored her first feature film, "False Positive" (A24/Hulu) together with Yair Elazar Glotman in 2021 and has previously contributed as both performer and composer to Philippe Parreno’s films ‘Li Yan‘ (2016) and ‘No More Reality’ (Luma Foundation 2021) in collaboration with sound designer and recordist Nicolas Becker (Sound of Metal) and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Candyman). She also worked with Becker on the score of ‘Earth Water Sky’ by Emma Critchley at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and in the same exhibition worked with Soundwalk Collective on the installation: 'A Roof For Silence' by the Lebanese architect Hala Wardé, as cellist and writer.
Railton has also composed for the dance productions ‘Everything that rises must dance’ (Complicité, London) and Akram Khan’s ‘Gnosis’ in which she also toured world wide as composer/performer. In 2019 she was commissioned by Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) to compose for the Acousmonium installed at Maison de la Radio, Paris and also for the John Giorno exhibition at Geneva Contemporary.
Since training at the Royal Academy of Music in London she has cut a distinct path of her own, engaging with a range of interdisciplinary collaborations including those with Rebecca Salvadori, Catherine Lamb, Beatrice Dillon and Kali Malone, and contributing to projects that highlight the work of Maryanne Amacher, Alvin Lucier and Pauline Oliveros to name a few. Railton also established the 10 year long new music series Kammer Klang at Cafe Oto and co-founded and co-directed the London Contemporary Music Festival from 2013-2016.
ABOUT YAIR ELAZAR GLOTMAN
Yair Elazar Glotman is a composer and a musician based in Berlin.
Glotman trained in both classical music as an orchestral contrabass player and in electroacoustic composition. His current practice is informed by both of these traditions and employs a range of improvisation, extended contrabass techniques, and a special interest in textural and spatial compositions and combining analog and digital processing.
In recent years, Glotman’s focus has been in composition for film and media, alongside regularly releasing and performing his own music. His work for film has included working closely with the influential, late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, most notably writing additional music for “Mandy” (2018) and co-composing “Last and First Men” (2020). He scored the forthcoming A24 production "False Positive" together with cellist Lucy Railton. In addition, he has worked with composers Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ben Frost, Chris Clark, Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury, Dustin O'halloran & Hauschka, and others. In addition to film and TV, he has composed for dance performances and Opera, most notably designing the Soundtrack for the Royal Opera House in London’s production “Mamzer” (2018) by Na'ama Zisser.
Glotman has released music under his own name as well as under other projects such as KETEV and collaborations with composer Mats Erlandsson and Viktor Orri Árnason. His work has been released on notable labels including Deutsche Grammophon,130701/Fatcat, Bedroom Community, Miasma and Subtext. He has played at various music and arts venues around the world, including MaerzMusik, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Volksbuehne, CTM festival, Steirischer Herbst and Atonal festival.
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