Dosia McKay


for Symphony Orchestra (1, 0, 1+bass, 0 - 2, 1, 2, 0 - 2 perc, pno, hp, str)

During my graduate studies in scoring for film and multimedia at New York University, I had the privilege to record four demo soundtracks with the NYU session players. The common practice is to extract a scene from an existing film and interpret it with original music. I am naturally drawn to drama and thrive on lyricism, but this time I wanted to explore sensuality and aggressive desire in music. The knife throwing scene from "The Girl on the Bridge" -- La fille sur le pont (1999) by Patrice Leconte seemed like the perfect canvas to paint on with bright red. In the original version, the film features a melancholic song, but my instrumental soundtrack adds a little more poetry and sizzle to the scene, stylistically suggesting the film noir genre.

NYU session orchestra at the Frederick Loewe Theater, Dosia McKay, conductor, New York University in Manhattan, June 2011

Composed: 2011
Total duration: 2'20"

Difficulty level: Advanced
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