The Polar Sea episodes 5-10 start broadcasting tonight on TVO and Arte in Europe. It doesn’t have a broadcaster in the US as of yet, and if you are having some trouble viewing it go here and download this:
And watch the episodes HERE:
Here’s a description from tonight’s episode:
Crossing the Northwest Passage remains an immense challenge despite the melting ice. Halfway through their journey, some explorers break down and fall back, leaving others exiled. One such calamity forces Richard Tegner into hitchhiking through the passage. His experience is a poignant mirror of legendary Arctic disasters that befell both Europeans and Inuit.
And some more pieces from the series:
This first composition was our first attempt at the opening credits…they now use a portion of it in the beginning when the narrator (the legendary Gorden Pinset) says “last time on the polar sea….”
Here it is presented in whole….
And some more reflections….
Hope you can tune in and as always, thanks for listening.
Happy to announce the first episode of Polar Sea airs tonight in Canada on TVO (9pm) and in Europe on Arte Future. Those of you stateside (or elsewhere in the world) can watch the episodes here:
(also it appears that some are getting this message : “”We’re sorry, the video you’re trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current geographic location due to rights restrictions.” apparently you can download this app. I can’t recommend it’s quality as I don’t use it but I’ve been told it works)
We’d like to share some more music from this amazing project the Toronto Star calls “overwhelming and essential viewing”. Read the glowing review here:
This fella right here is Richard. One of the crazy people who take a run at crossing the Northwest Passage in a tiny boat! This composition is one of the variations on the ‘Sailing Theme’. You’ll have to watch to see if the epic ending to the piece relates to victory or failure!
This is Micheal. He is an Inuit author and story teller. Story telling is still a common way of communicating both current news and the people’s rich history. This particular cue was written to reflect the more folk-y aspects of isolated northern living.
This is a variation on our landscape theme. It is used to reflect the Epic, Beautiful and often Lonesome world of the Inuit communities.
Thank you again for listening! More to come.
So there are two aspects to this job. One aspect we are really, really good at (the one about making music and putting it to the moving picture) and the other, well……. could use some work (self promotion).
So it is with an emboldened sense of self worth that I present, FINALLY, a composer’s reel.
It’s like a resume for us creative types.
We chose to use two compositions to show diversity but not to overwhelm. A longer reel is given to future/past people we wish to work with/again. This longer version has multiple scenes with our music as it appears in the film itself.
In good conscience, I can’t add these to this post as some are actually the climax of the film. A film I’d hope you want to see.
Big love goes to Nick Taylor, an amazing director, editor, songwriter and brother for this edit.
Spring & Arnaud get a run (in Ontario) on TVO!!!!!! You can find the broadcast times HERE
A wonderful and beautiful meditation on Life, Death, and Art…..we couldn’t be happier it is seeing the light of day.
We’ve all but exhausted any music that we could possibly post here from this wonderful film….but what the hell…..here’s some more!!!!
And then there’s this…….
With a new trailer and some exciting upcoming release dates!!!!
And again…..some more music from this wonderful and terrifying and beautiful road film!!!
This one is just the string part from the tragic end cue.I wanted you to hear this arrangement Ohad composed. It’s beautiful, and might get lost in the full-on pummeling that happens in the film’s climax.
This one actually is supposed to represent the feedback one hears inside his own head!! I hear this sound all the time. Perhaps I should …ahem…’turn down’!!
Again THANKS for listening!
Justin and Ohad
Self-promotion has never been my strongest suit. I’m more of a subtle ‘hype person’. So it comes as no surprise to those who know and love me that I, Justin, am a little late on the uptake to announce that Algonquin has some screenings and that I had been interviewed about the project and my work in film!
You can find the link to me BLAHBLAH-ing HERE
You can find play-times for Algonquin HERE
(Ahem!!!!!!!) official trailer featuring some of our music….
To celebrate the screenings here are some of our favorite compositions…….
Here is the first piece you hear…. It sets the tone for our Hero(ish)
We called this one ‘Crossing the threshold’ because at this point in the film there had been a realization. A moment. We wanted to capture that.
If you’ve not seen the film, there is a reason this composition is called ‘Last Night’ ……there IS. A . REASON
This particular piece was…performed by two amazing drummers (not THEE DMST drummers) by us!!!!! and ….then a little magic in the mix..a little love for Miles Davis and really fun cue!!!!!!
Y’know thee END!!!!
We’ve been super busy with beautiful, amazing projects including a wonderful long form documentary and a new Do Make Say Think record. And just today heard some great news of a release and promotion of ‘Road to Paloma’
We will keep you posted!!!!!
Happy New Year! Our warmest wishes for a productive, safe and exciting 2014!!
We here at Telepathic had a fabulous 2013 and if everything falls into place we’ll have a busy remainder of the winter ( given the frosty weather we’ve had already, that’ll be fine by us!!!).
Thank you for following us this year, and for your listening pleasure… some audio highlights from the films we worked on…..
Road to Paloma:
Don’t get Killed in Alaska:
Spring & Arnaud:
Also…..Today…..I (Justin) decided to join the ramshackle internet society known as ‘sound cloud’. I chose to do it because I wanted a platform that I could put the more esoteric, humble, personal and unreleased music that I’ve done with bands, at home and of course with films. You can find me HERE:
Getting excited to see a screening of ‘Don’t Get Killed in Alaska’ in Toronto next week. Really can’t wait to see it on the big screen!! I would love for you all to see it as well. Hopefully in the new year we will see a wider release!!!!!
In the meantime, here is some more compositions from that film…
As well as some other projects we completed this year that will see a release next year……..
One that will be seeing the light of day is the wonderful ‘Road to Paloma’. Directed by Jason Mamoa.
This is a road movie about redemption, revenge and the consequences of both.
And this little beauty right here………Algonquin: the movie. It’s a movie. About Algonquin. And other WAAYYY more complicated family stuff……
With Sheila McCarthy and Nicholas Campbell starring!!!!! It’s a Canadian movie for sure!
As always…Thanks for listening!!!