Available Digitally on July 15th And Via Amazon Disc-on-Demand
Music by Composer Mark Isham
ABOUT Septembers of Shiraz
Prior to the Iranian revolution it was a place where people of all religions were allowed to flourish. This is the story of a Jewish family who abandon everything before they are consumed by the passions of revolutionaries. Septembers of Shiraz is adapted by screenwriter Hanna Weg from Dalia Sofer’s bestselling novel, featuring powerful performances by Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody, and Academy Award® nominees Salma Hayek-Pinault and Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Mark Isham On The Score
“For the score, I needed to find a balance between ethnicity and the universality of the story. The circumstances are not unique to this time and place, but at the same time the story is very unique to the characters living it. So the score needed to serve two purposes: to move between accompanying exactly what you are seeing on the screen and reflect the universal emotions of what is being expressed at the same time. Musically, to demonstrate the dichotomy I incorporated a chamber orchestra including two cellos for a more classical sound that reflected the universality of the story and Middle Eastern percussion to reflect the ethnicity of the story and location.”
ABOUT Mark Isham
Mark Isham is an electronic music innovator, musician and prolific film composer. His work has received accolades including Grammy and Emmy awards, and Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. He has performed worldwide, and collaborated with celebrated directors in multiple genres including Robert Redford, Brian De Palma, Frank Darabont, Jodi Foster, and Robert Altman. Mark Isham is highly regarded in his field which is evident by awarding him the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) highest honor, The Henry Mancini Career Achievement Award for musical excellence. As a musician and songwriter, he won a Grammy for his Virgin Records release, Mark Isham.
Isham’s inimitable musical voice can be heard on over one hundred film and TV scores including his Oscar and Grammy-nominated score for A River Runs Through It, Golden Globe nominated Nell, and Grammy nominated Men of Honor. Other film credits include The Black Dahlia, Eight Below, The Cooler, Warrior, Dolphin Tale, and the Jackie Robinson biopic 42. His TV credits include scoring his sixth season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Oscar-winner John Ridley’s ABC drama American Crime. Isham’s upcoming films include The Accountant, reuniting with director Gavin O’Connor and with director Scott Hicks for Fallen. Isham is also working with first time director, animation veteran Christopher Jenkins (The Lion King, Aladdin) on the upcoming animated film Duck Duck Goose.