Life of Pi [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Life of Pi [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Mychael Danna



Composer Mychael Danna (Capote, Little Miss Sunshine) skillfully spins out a lustrous sheen of Eastern mysticism and old-school silver screen sentimentality for his third collaboration with director Ang Lee, a film adaptation of author Yann Martel's cosmic zoological fantasy fable Life of Pi. Largely orchestral, with only a smattering of the electronic elements that he has used in the past, Danna sets the pieces in motion early on with the lovely "Pi's Lullaby," which introduces the work's most affecting and predominant melody, one that is revisited in various shapes and forms throughout the film. Working in traditional instrumentation from the protagonist's native India, while maintaining an accessible, emotional center, Danna stays true to the story's spiritual underpinnings, resulting in a moving yet unassuming score that supports the film's lush visuals without resorting to bombast.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2012
Label: Sony Classics
UPC: 0887254772521
catalogNumber: 547725

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mychael Danna   Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Concert Master
Sid Page   Violin
Pandit Jasraj   Vocals
Richard Altenbach   Violin
Nick Ariondo   Accordion
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Darius Campo   Violin
Wade Culbreath   Percussion
Jeff Danna   Guitar
Brian Dembow   Viola
George Doering   Mandolin
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Julie Gigante   Violin
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Glen Holmen   Mandolin
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Katie Kirkpatrick   Harp
Edward Meares   Bass
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Carol Pool   Violin
Katia Popov   Violin
Kim Scholes   Cello
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Susan Ranney   Bass
Julie Rogers   Violin
Ulhas Bapat   Santoor
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Timothy Landauer   Cello
V. Selvaganesh   Kanjira
Leslie Reed   Oboe
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Chris Bleth   Ney
Shawn Mann   Viola
Antony Cooke   Cello
Anwar Khurshid   Sitar
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Michael Valerio   Bass
Andrew Schulman   Cello
Trevor Handy   Cello
Oscar Hidalgo   Bass
Timothy Loo   Cello
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Gregory Goodall   Percussion
Phillip Yao   French Horn
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Alyssa Park   Violin
Neel Hammond   Violin
Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan   Ensemble
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Joel Pargman   Violin
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Mark Adams   French Horn
Yelena Yegoryan   Violin
Robert Brophy   Viola
Bombay Jayashri   Vocals
Giovanna Moraga Clayton   Cello
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion
Armen Ksajikian   Cello
Stuart Clark   Clarinet
Nina Evthuhov   Violin
Thomas Diener   Viola
Alex Iles   Trombone
Phillip Teele   Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Michael Nowak   Conductor
Phillip Levy   Violin
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Marc Sazer   Violin
Robert Thies   Piano
Steven Becknell   French Horn
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Lily Ho Chen   Violin
Dave Everson   French Horn
Matthew Funes   Viola
Heather Clark   Flute
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Jennifer Olson   Flute
Thomas Fetherstonhaugh   Vocals
Kevin Connolly   Violin
Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School   Children's Chorus
Dylan Hart   French Horn
Aruna Kalle   Sarungi
Rajesh Srinivasan   Mridamgam
Jatinder Jeetu   Bansuri
Courtney Grueschow   Sitar,Tanpura

Technical Credits

Bruce Fowler   Orchestration
Mychael Danna   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
Walt Fowler   Orchestration
Isobel Griffiths   Choir Contractor
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Brad Haehnel   Engineering
Tom Steel   Stage Manager
Ang Lee   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Ron Searles   Engineer
Tim Lauber   Engineering
Conrad Pope   Orchestration
Tom Cavanaugh   Music Business Affairs
Jean Dréjac   Original Material
Christine Sirois   Stage Manager
Hubert Giraud   Original Material
Dan Parr   Orchestration
Kevin Kaska   Orchestration
Mark Cavell   Licensing
Bombay Jayashri   Songwriter
Lucy Whalley   Choir Contractor
Sai Shravanam   Engineer
Joseph Newlin   Orchestration
Carl Rydlund   Orchestration
Denis St. Amand   Stage Engineer
Isabelle Tulliez   Product Development
Rob Simonsen   Orchestration,Additional Music
Clifford Tasner   Orchestration
Tanay Gajjar   Engineer
Duncan Blickenstaff   Programming

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