This week I continue a series of cues with an inspirational or uplifting character. I was surprised to find how few of these I’ve written. Film and game music tends to be dramatic in mood, conveying strife and mystery, poignant introspection, pulse-pounding heroism, or awe-inspiring wonderment. Requests for simple positivity don’t come along often.
Fortunately, George Adams’ extraordinary documentary Touché: A Blind Fencer’s Story gave me one such occasion. This theme, here on piano, accompanied the documentary’s subject’s journey from fully-sighted mom to blind fencing champion.