The Magic Mountain
Filmdirector: Claudio Zulian
Production: Jolefilm (Italy) and Acteon (Espana)
The album The Magic Mountain, released on all digital platforms, written by Joe Schievano with the production of Soundrivemotion, constitutes the eighth work of the artist, musical composer for film and TV and sound artist.
The album contains the entire soundtrack of the film The Magic Mountain, a complex and varied work, with a multiplicity of musical styles and approaches: from the classical quartet, to the baroque, to minimalist music, passing through electronics.
We can find some stylistic references in composers of different eras, including: Mozart, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Arvo Part, Alva Noto, Philip Glass and John Adams.
Many of the pieces are divided into several movements which are repeated in the succession of scenes. The album consists of 20 tracks crossed by the same sonic complexity, in which the artist’s ability to expertly combine sounds, music and voices emerges.
‘This work was for me one of the most complete experiences in composing film music.
I found myself facing completely different musical styles in a single film, with the aim of still giving a common sense of homogeneity and coherence to everything. With the director Claudio Zulian, also an excellent musician and a great connoisseur of both classical and contemporary music, we created the concept on which to structure the songs.
The collaboration with the orchestrator Denis Feletto was also very interesting and fruitful, as he expertly created the parts of the classical pieces, but also gave his touch with the piano to contemporary pieces such as There Was a Land. A collaboration that also continued in the production of my original soundtrack for the Tiziano docufilm. The Empire of Color, produced by Sky, Kublai Film, Artee Zetagroup. An excellent interpretation was performed by the harpist Nicola Vendramin in the piece written by the director Spazi Vuoti. Among the various performers I would like to mention the violist Sabina Bakholdina, now viola at the Scala Philharmonic, Nicola Fregonese and Antonino Puliafito, violin and cello at the Fenice in Venice. And finally the violin and cello of Luca Mares and Alessandra Bordin in the final piece Where Things Are Going.’
Songs composed by: Joe Schievano except ‘Spazi Vuoti’ written by Claudio Zulian
Musical: Concept Joe Schievano-Claudio Zulian
Musical production: Soundrivemotion
Orchestra recording: Imput Level Recording Studio
Orchestration: Denis Feletto
Nicola Fregonese violin
Antonino Puliafito: Cello
Denis Feletto: Piano
Nicola Vendramin: Arp
Where things are going:
Luca Mares: first violin
Sabina Bakholdina: second violin
Alessandra Boldrin: cello
There was a land:
Denis Feletto: Piano