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Birdman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Digipak]

Album: Birdman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Birdman: Get Ready
2)    Birdman: Dirty Walk
3)    Birdman: Just Chatting
4)    Birdman: Waiting for What?
5)    Birdman: Semi Comfortable in 3
6)    Birdman: Strut Part 1
7)    Birdman: Doors and Distance
8)    Birdman: Night Chatter
9)    Birdman: Almost Human
10)    Birdman: Schizo
11)    Birdman: Infernal War
12)    Birdman: Kinda Messy
13)    Birdman: Strut Part 2
14)    Birdman: Claustrophobia
15)    Birdman: Fire Trail
16)    Birdman: The Anxious Battle for Sanity
17)    Symphony No. 9 in D major: 1. Andante comodo
18)    Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64: Andante cantabile - (with Stefano Seghedoni)
19)    Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
20)    Piano Trio in A minor: Passacaille (Tr?s large)
21)    Death of Klinghoffer: Prol ogue: Chorus of Exiled Palestinians, The
22)    Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 2. Allegro molto
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Performer Notes
  • Liner Note Author: Alejandro Gonz?lez I??rritu.
  • The soundtrack to the 2014 Alejandro Gonz?lez I??rritu-directed black comedy Birdman features an innovative, percussion-based score from Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez. Also included on the soundtrack are various classical pieces used in the film including compositions by Gustav Mahler, Maurice Ravel, and Sergei Rachmaninov. While Sanchez is primarily known as a jazz musician, he took a more free-form, avant-garde approach for Birdman. Rather than composing pieces for the film, at I??rritu's request, Sanchez improvised to a rough cut of the film and then re-recorded his improvisations yet again once the film was completed. Hoping to match the gritty, live aesthetic of the film, Sanchez altered his traditional percussion set-up, employing instead the use of different drum heads modified at times with tape to deaden the sound and even attached items to his cymbals to achieve a less pristine, more broken quality. I??rritu even went so far as to have percussionist (and Sanchez' friend) Nate Smith appear in the film playing along to Sanchez' soundtrack, which was recorded to sound like it was being played in the actual scene. The result is a highly creative, sonically varied soundtrack that matches the quirky, conceptual nature and dramatic tension of I??rritu's film. ~ Matt Collar
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