Lynne Sachs first reached out to me in 2012, asking if I could recommend someone to work on the soundtrack for an upcoming film. I probably paused for a polite moment and then offered my own services. Since that time, I’ve created music for several projects by Lynne, including 4 feature-length films, a performance work (created in collaboration with playwright Lizzie Olesker) and a short film that uses a track I did with Molly Berg for a 12k CD. Over the years, I’ve amassed an archive of pieces made for these projects, some used in the films, some excerpted, some proposed. In some cases, Lynne would be looking for a 30-second clip for a transition and I’d use that as an excuse to record a 10-minute piece, figuring we’d find the 30-seconds somewhere in there.
This first volume of soundtracks works are from two films - Film About A Father Who, a complex portrait of Lynne’s father and (many) siblings. And then, Tip Of My Tongue, a piece on events of the last 55 years as remembered by a collection of friends and colleagues. As much as these musical tracks were created for the films, I don’t believe one has to have seen the films to enjoy them. That said, running out, or jumping on your computer, to watch and listen to the films would be a very good thing to consider.
Film About A Father Who, directed by Lynne Sachs, 2020
Editor - Rebecca Shapass
Tip Of My Tongue, directed by Lynne Sachs, 2017
Editor - Amanda Katz
released February 5, 2021
Stephen Vitiello - guitar, modular synthesizer, piano, Rhodes keyboard, field recordings
Justin Alexander - percussion (FAFW)
Sara Bouchard - piano (FAFW)
Olivia LeClair - clarinet (TOMT)
Andy McGraw - percussion (TOMT)
Cover art - Lynne Sachs
Mastering - Lawrence English
supported by 15 fans who also own “Soundtracks for Lynne Sachs (Volume 1, Film About A Father Who, Tip of My Tongue)”
When so much ambient music out there is poor or mediocre, it's a real delight to listen to this release! My favorite ambient release of 2020. Loved Michael Grigoni's Mount Carmel release also on 12k as well. Don't have a favorite track- I like it all. joeschmoe4idaho
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Equivalents - A series of photographs of clouds by the photographer Alfred Steiglitz beginning in 1925 Who's intent was meant to detach the actual image from the subject. In this case the subject was something other than the clouds.
In music all are equivalents as music is truly abstract by its very nature, so what you conger up is yours and yours only. Brian Bourassa