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Taking about the soundtrack, Gazelle Twin expands, “Working on ‘The Power’ with Corinna and Max didn’t feel much like work. It was a long-haul thrill, from our field trip to the derelict wing of Goodmayes Hospital to record squeaky trolleys and smashed pill bottles, to making countless experiments with samples, voice, and electronics, pushing them in every extreme direction we could think of. The results bring me a lot of joy. I hope the collaboration continues.”
Max de Wardener goes on to say, “For this score we tried to match Corinna’s terrifying vision of the dark by creating music that was both as ambiguous as it was frightening. Keeping the palette small to increase the feeling of claustrophobia, this ranged from quiet dusty out of focus sounds, to full blown dense vocal textures with pounding synths to evoke our primal fear of the unknown. Gazelle Twin’s brilliantly inventive approach to vocal music became such an important part of the film.”
Summoning the spirit of classic ghost stories such as Susan Hill’s novel ‘The Woman in Black’ and the intense psychological atmosphere of Dario Argento’s ‘Suspiria’, ‘The Power’ is set in a crumbling East London Royal Infirmary in 1974. The supernatural thriller, written and directed by BAFTA nominated British filmmaker Corinna Faith, will be available exclusively to stream on Shudder from April 2021.
Gazelle Twin, aka composer, musician and producer Elizabeth Bernholz, was conceived in 2009, with the release of debut album, ‘The Entire City’. ‘Unflesh’ followed, in 2014, unveiling an onstage costume based on Bernholz’s teenage PE kit. In 2016, Gazelle Twin created ‘Kingdom Come’, an audio-visual performance depicting a fascist hell-scape based on JG Ballard’s final novel, released in 2017 and in 2018 Bernholz’s third studio album ‘Pastoral’ was released to international acclaim and went on to be an album of the year for the likes of The Quietus, Uncut, Loud & Quiet, The Wire, Electronic Sound and 6Music. ‘Pastoral’’s unforgettable ‘red imp’ character is reflected in the costumes for Gazelle Twin’s next project with drone choir NYX, ‘Deep England’.
Max de Wardener is a composer working in numerous and contrasting musical environments. Film scores include two features for Pawel Pawlikovski (‘Last Resort’ and ‘Woman In The Fifth’), Sarah Gavron’s ‘Village At The End Of The World’ and Tian Zhuangzhuang’s ‘Cry Of The Birds’, to be released later this year. Classical commissions range from a percussion concerto for Colin Currie, to composing a new work for the Indian Violinist virtuoso Kala Ramnath and the LSO. He has arranged orchestral arrangements for artists such as Emiliana Torrini, UNKLE, Matthew Herbert and Plaid. Max has released various electronic albums, most recently last year’s ‘Music For Detuned Pianos’ performed by Kit Downes (ECM).
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