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Gravity
(2013)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:
Steven Price

Conducted by:
Geoff Alexander

Orchestrated by:
David Butterworth

Co-Produced by:
Alfonso Cuaron
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
WaterTower Music
(September 17th, 2013)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release. The CD was released two weeks after the digital version.
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AWARDS
Winner of an Academy Award. Nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award.
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Buy it... if you demand intellectual wrangling of purpose and intent in your film music, a work that requires as much pondering and challenging as it does appreciation.

Avoid it... if you have difficulty accepting extensive electronic manipulation of organic tones in any context, even when balanced by ten minutes or so of rewarding tonal triumph for a more traditional sound at the conclusion.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,191
WRITTEN 12/23/13
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Gravity: (Steven Price) One of the most phenomenal success stories of 2013 was Alfonso Cuaron's starkly tense and dramatic space thriller Gravity, a depiction of a possible disaster that could strike American astronauts on a routine shuttle mission in orbit (assuming the shuttles ever fly again). While two of them are repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, a debris field from a destroyed satellite riddles their position and causes the debilitation of the shuttle and the death of the other astronauts. The two survivors, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, are the only people actually portrayed in the film, and the story concentrates on their attempts to use the various space stations available to them as a means of escape back to Earth. Despite some disturbing fallacies of logic in the orbits of all these man-made entities in the film, Gravity has been hailed for Cauron's remarkably accurate utilization of visual and aural elements to convey the alternately awe-inspiring and terrifying environment of space. It is ultimately a highly personal story of introspective perseverance, however, and it is this triumphant spirit in conjunction with the technological elements that yielded tremendous box office returns and critical acclaim. Among the aspects of the film to garner this praise is Steven Price's score, an unlikely creation resulting from a meeting Cuaron originally had with Price to discuss sound design applications in the film early in the production process. Although Price had produced space-related scores before, none had been of the truly deep, serious kind that was necessary for Gravity, though the Englishman's experience as a music editor for a number of very high profile projects in the 2000's was sought as means of expanding the typical role of music in this film. Cuaron clearly had the idea of a hybrid sound design score in mind from the start, its use in the finished product a result of what might be heard in the heads of the characters rather than in those of the audience. Price ultimately scored the film from only the perspective of Bullock's character, reacting to the surroundings through solely that psychological lens. Interestingly, however, the music for Gravity still maintains some of the stereotypical elements of sound design space music evolved from Solaris, Oblivion, and a number of others, making it a fascinatingly intriguing but nevertheless troubling effort.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 71:44
• 1. Above Earth (1:50)
• 2. Debris (4:24)
• 3. The Void (6:15)
• 4. Atlantis (3:43)
• 5. Don't Let Go (11:11)
• 6. Airlock (1:57)
• 7. ISS (2:53)
• 8. Fire (2:57)
• 9. Parachute (7:40)
• 10. In the Blind (3:07)
• 11. Aurora Borealis (1:43)
• 12. Aningaaq (5:08)
• 13. Soyuz (1:42)
• 14. Tiangong (6:28)
• 15. Shenzou (6:11)
• 16. Gravity (4:35)

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