Director Charlie Kaufman's film SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK has been labeled one of the more challenging film's of 2008 to grasp. The first time director, himself, called the film his version of a horror movie. Dealing with the subject matter of "death" rarely makes for simple viewing and that querky undefinability will certainly find representation in the film's score. Brought on to write the musical score for this mind-bending film is composer JON BRION, who seems to be the de facto choice when it comes to providing the score for movies in this vein. His work for MAGNOLIA and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND both earned him Grammy nominations. Below is the full press release:
JON BRION CREATES ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK SOUNDTRACK
AVAILABLE ON LAKESHORE RECORDS
DIGITAL: iTunes, Amazon Digital on October 21st
IN STORES CD: November 11
Los Angeles, CA – Singer, songwriter and composer Jon Brion (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Magnolia) composed original music for the soundtrack for SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK. Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack in stores on November 11, available now via iTunes and Amazon Digital.
Jon Brion received a Best Score nomination at the World Soundtrack Awards for the score for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which was co-written by his Synecdoche, New York director Charlie Kaufman and that film’s director Michel Gondry. He recently composed the scores for Step Brothers, The Break-Up and scored and wrote songs for I Heart Huckabees. Additionally, Brion composed scores for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love (2001) and Magnolia (1999, Grammy nomination for Best Score), and Hard Eight (1996).
Highly in demand as a producer and studio musician, Brion has collaborated with such artists as Kanye West, Dido, Macy Gray, Rufus Wainwright, The Crystal Method, Jude Cole, Susanna
Hoffs, Sam Phillips, and The Eels. In addition to his collaboration with top artists, he is an indie music darling and is renowned for his regular Friday-night gigs at the Los Angeles club Largo, which features covers and original songs, a variety of instruments and the occasional guest.
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK is the directorial debut of two-time Academy Award®-winning writer Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich). The film boasts an all star cast, including Academy Award®-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, two-time Academy Award®-nominee Samantha Morton, Academy Award®-nominee Michelle Williams, two-time Academy Award®-nominee Catherine Keener, two-time Academy Award®-nominee Emily Watson, two-time Academy Award®-winner Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis, and Tom Noonan.
Sony Pictures Classics presents SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on October 24, 2008, and theaters nationwide throughout October.