A Diamond ́s Roots: A Journey of Introducing Canary Folklore to Film Music
A Diamond ́s Roots is a very personal project, born from the merger of cinematic music and the folklore from Gran Canaria, the place of my birth . I composed the music for a 3 minutes video-spot that shows the island in a really different way than usual, like a fairytale. Through this paper, I would like to display the process of analyzing every little detail of the pictures, narration and sound design, to compose the music for it, as well as how I did the fusion between epic and fantasy genre combined with the island folklore. Furthermore, I also explained about my experience with the directors and producers of the short movie, explaining the problems that we had and how we resolved them. Finally, I showed the more technical part: from mockup to orchestration, how organize we must with all the preparation be before the recording at Air Studios in London (score, parts, conducting, etc.), during it (be always there before your recording time, to place correctly each part..) and after it (to organize all the material and mix it). I hope that this can help future students to be more prepared for this kind of recording sessions, as well as to know a little how to deal with directors and producers.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
music fusion; composing for media; recording; orchestration
Rivero Santana, Celia. “A Diamond ́s Roots: A Journey of Introducing Canary Folklore to Film Music.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2019. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-scoring/118.