Peter Broderick - Music For Confluence [vinyl+downloadcode]

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Edycja winylowa 2016

Muzyka do filmu "Confluence" skomponowana przez Petera Brodericka.

Peter Broderick’s classic score Music For Confluence reissued on vinyl for the first time.

Through relentless touring and multiple album recordings, Portland-based Peter Broderick has established himself as a contemporary composer, known for his innate gift as a musical medium to picking up any instrument, turning his musings into poignant songs.  The scope of Peter’s work is vast – his recordings and original score work currently feature in dance arrangements, art installations, films and documentaries. He collaborated with many like-minded contemporaries such as Nils Frahm and Greg Haines, and featured on Clint Mansell’s Last Night soundtrack. Peter’s signature emotional depth cuts through any instrument to create stirring, personal music that is full of artistic detail. Currently an artist in residence at Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Ireland, 2016 has much in store for Peter.

Created in 2011 for Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott’s spell binding documentary film on five unsolved murders in Idaho, the soundtrack takes the listener through waves of stark emotions.

IN HIS OWN WORDS: “It was November 2010 when I started to seriously think about relocating to Berlin. I knew my Danish visa would run out sometime in 2011 and if I wanted to stay in Europe I'd need to either renew it or get another visa elsewhere.

Berlin pulled me in like a magnet, with so many of my friends and inspirations living and working there, and also being so central for my frequent European travels. And just when I started to think about finding a place, I heard about a friend of a friend who was renting out a spacious two-floor apartment in the middle of town. I was told the building was owned by a man who only wanted musicians to live there, so I could make all the noise I wanted, and on top of that I was given a key to the piano store on the bottom floor so I could play

anytime the store was closed… the place was made for me!

All winter, when I wasn't traveling and playing concerts, I was locked away in this new space creating. I had been asked to make the score for a documentary film called Confluence. The film is based in the Lewiston, Idaho area, not too far from where I grew up in the USA, and it chronicles several mysterious cases of young girls found murdered or gone missing around 1980, all of which seem to lead back to one man who for a variety of reasons has not been able to be charged with these crimes.

So with my minimal equipment and a key to Die Klavier Etage (the piano store), I set out to create some textural soundscapes which could compliment the building tension of the story without being too intrusive or suggestive. Days and nights, snowed in and experimenting with layers and layers of whichever instruments I had around, finding a murky atmosphere that fit with the uneasy feeling which the film gave to me. On New Year's Eve I was inside, recording the final notes for the score. I had finished everything except the piece for the credits. After speaking with one of the directors of the film, Vernon Lott, we decided the song for the credits should be different from the rest of the score. So while the fireworks were exploding outside my window, I was recording Old Time, a song which for me felt like a breath-of-fresh-air after story which can only leave you wondering…”                                                     

– Peter Broderick

‘It seems almost ho-hum to comment on the efficacy of Peter Broderick's soundtrack work… Flawlessness’ – Exclaim!

Broderick has created not only a wonderfully haunting soundtrack but he has also created an album of the same merit. (9/10) – DIY

Recenzja z

'Music for Confluence' is yet another excellent full-length from Peter Broderick, and this time he goes back to the lush, glacial orchestrations of his debut 'Float'. It's probably the cold Berlin winter and the fact that Broderick has an apartment just above a piano store that did it, and these touching vignettes are as beautiful as anything the young virtuoso has released to date. Strings heave and exhale cautiously over delicate field recordings and Broderick's signature pointed pianowork while occasional snippets of vocals erupt hauntingly. It's hardly surprising that the music was composed initially for a harrowing documentary about murders and missing persons in Iowa in the 1980s. Like his previous score work however, 'Music For Confluence' is an album which works just as well without the visuals as it no doubt works with them. It has a narrative all of its own, and enough emotional heft to keep us in awe from beginning to end. A beautiful album, and one that comes with two thumbs up from us.