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Premiere: Hauschka – “Burning House” from the In Dubious Battle soundtrack

Digital soundtrack due from Lakeshore Records on March 3rd

Mar 01, 2017 Hauschka Bookmark and Share

Lakeshore Records will release a digital soundtrack for the new film, In Dubious Battle, on March 3rd, with a physical CD edition to follow in the near future.

In Dubious Battle’s score is by the esteemed German composer, Hauschka, whose instrument of choice is known as the prepared piano. Starting with a normal piano, Hauschka modifies the instrument to suit his needs, inserting objects ranging from sticks, to buttons, to marbles, and even sex toys between and adjacent to its strings. The results are a sound unique to each of his sounds: a customized instrument crafted exactly to the composition’s needs.

We’re very excited to premiere the song “Burning House” from the soundtrack to In Dubious Battle in the stream below. Hauschka had the following to tell us about this particular composition:

“’Burning House’ was a cue that was consisting of these two very diverse mutes,” says Hauschka. “There was the rage and the violence in the first half which i recorded with my good friend and longtime collaborator, Samuli Kosminen, who recorded the drums in Helsinki, and the second part was a dramatic loneliness of Jim, played by Nat Wolff. The strings are a mixture out of the solo violin played by Sabine Könner and the orchestra that I recorded in Budapest.”

Hauschka’s other recent film work include his Oscar-nominated score for the film Lion, as well as the score for last year’s The Boy.

In Dubious Battle, adapted from the John Steinbeck novel, was directed by and stars James Franco, alongside Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Analeigh Tipton, Bryan Cranston, Zach Braff, Ed Harris, and Robert DuVall. The film opened in theaters, On Demand and Digital HD on February 17, 2017. Check out the trailer below.



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