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13 March 2015

Cue of the Week: “Kick the Can”

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Here’s the next selection from the score for Emerald, Texas. Two friends kick the can down a dusty Kansas lane. The music blends American folk influence with the chamber string sound that will recur throughout the score.

For those of you with an ear for detail, I’ll mention that the string harmonies come from playing several notes of the film’s main melody simultaneously. Composers employ sneaky tricks like this to create a sense of subtle familiarity throughout a score.

(Click on the play button to stream, or the cue title to download.)

Kick the Can

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