Featuring Original Music By Ilan Eshkeri
(February 21st, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) IM Global Music, the music and publishing soundtrack subsidiary of thriving independent studio IM Global, will digitally release the original feature score by Ilan Eshkeri (KICK ASS, STARDUST, YOUNG VICTORIA) from the motion picture COLLIDE on February 24th.
While writing music for the film, Eshkeri suggested using only analog synthesizers – a bold and unique creative choice. The score is a technical achievement using many synthesizers not usually found in soundtracks in such quantities. The synths used in the score are the Minimoog, Juno-6, Korg MS-20, PPG-Wave, and the Arturia Minibrute.
Open Road Films is releasing COLLIDE in theaters on February 24th. Starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men film franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road), Academy Award® nominee Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Theory of Everything), Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley (The Jungle Book, Shutter Island) and Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (Thor film franchise), COLLIDE is directed by Eran Creevy (Welcome to the Punch) and produced by Ben Pugh (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Rory Aitken (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Brian Kavanagh-Jones (Loving, Midnight Special) and Daniel Hetzer (Rush).
Casey is a young American backpacker in Germany who has fallen in love with Juliette, a fellow American travelling through Europe. When she is diagnosed with a fatal disease, Casey decides to steal from German gangster Hagen in order to pay for the medical treatment, which could save Juliette’s life. Casey’s heist, however, doesn’t go as planned and Hagen catches him. Against all odds he manages to escape Hagen’s men, steal one of Hagen’s cars, and flee onto the autobahn.Pursued across Germany, he races to save his own life and get to Juliette before Hagen’s men get to her first.
“When the Director Eran asked me to do the music for the film, I didn’t want to do another traditional action movie score, so I said that we should do the whole score with real analogue synths and absolutely nothing else. I told Eran that he had to be completely committed to doing it that way with no exceptions and fortunately for me Eran was mad enough to agree to that crazy plan. It was really difficult to do but really good fun,” says Eshkeri on preparing to score COLLIDE.
David Schulhof, President of IM Global Music, said “Ilan wrote a very vibrant and uplifting score. We are proud to release the Score Album on IM Global Music. Many fans of the film will enjoy his incredibly energetic score.”
The soundtrack to the film will be released on February 24 on Casablanca / Republic.
About Ilan Eshkeri:
Ilan Eshkeri is an award winning British composer whose work uses multiple disciplines in various fields of art. Composer, songwriter, producer and conductor, Eshkeri’s work is performed in concert halls, theatres, galleries and on film & television; his eclectic body of work is linked by his love of narrative. His diverse portfolio is appealing to creative people from all walks of life, allowing him to work on a multitude of different projects. Most recently Eshkeri collaborated with Christopher Bailey on his game-changing Burberry autumn 2016 fashion show in London, where he conducted his choral symphonic suite Reliquary, which subsequently reached no. 1 in the classical chart.
Eshkeri has collaborated with Annie Lennox on a live orchestral show of her songs, David Gilmour on a solo record, written a song for Sinead O’Conner, and worked with other rock bands and pop stars including KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, Ash and The Cinematic Orchestra, as well as avant-garde electronic artist Amon Tobin re-composing the electronic music for symphony orchestra, performed to a sold out Royal Albert Hall. Eshkeri composed a symphonic tone poem about a Korean artist for the Louvre in Paris, and conducted the work to projected visuals of the art to thousands in the gardens of the Louvre. He has collaborated with infamous British art duo Jake & Dinos Chapman, legendary naturalist David Attenborough, and fashion brands, dancers and astronauts. Amongst his extensive catalogue of film & television are multiple Oscar & BAFTA winning films such as Still Alice, The Young Victoria and Shaun The Sheep. Eshkeri has been nominated for an Ivor Novello, as well as nominated for a BAFTA for The Snowman & The Snowdog, where he co-wrote the hit ‘Light The Night’.
2017 sees Eshkeri collaborating on projects with ballet legend Sergei Polunin and British astronaut Tim Peake. Eshkeri is signed to Globe, a division of Universal Records.