(December 7, 2018– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records announces the digital release of THE DEVIL WE KNOW – Original Documentary Score on December 7th. The score features music from Composer Brian Tyler (CRAZY RICH ASIANS, YELLOWSTONE).
“Composing the score for THE DEVIL WE KNOW was a truly personal experience for me,” composer Brian Tyler shares.
THE DEVIL WE KNOW tells about one of the largest lawsuits in environmental history, staring a gym teacher and cattle farmer who led the citizens of a small West Virginia city to battle the multinational chemical megaliths, Dupont and 3M. In tribute to this heroic struggle, Brian Tyler creates a rich audio panorama for the tale of one of the biggest environmental scandals of the modern day. “I wrote the score thematically and used multiple pianos, electronics, guitars, cellos, rhodes electric piano, and my own voice to make the music.” Tyler said.
As he continued he was honest about his desires for the music, “ My hope that it will take the listener on an auditory journey that echoes the true story of this film and the remarkable people that stand up to powerful foes with truth and bravery.” Directors Stephanie Soechtig (UNDER THE GUN, FED UP) and Jeremy Seifert (GMO OMG, DIVE!) present an unusually engrossing human-interest documentary amongst the complexities of industrial pollution, corporate secrecy, and governmental lobbying.
Brian adds, “While the music reflects the mysterious layers of the worldwide ecological scandal as the clues are uncovered, I wanted to concentrate on highlighting the film’s emotional underpinnings. There is so much humanity that imbues the documentary – personal stories, family, love”.
THE DEVIL WE KNOW is currently available on DVD and VOD services, like iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Screenings by universities, governmental agencies and various other public interest groups continue to bring this critical document to theaters nationwide. Find a local screening and learn more about the film at: https://thedevilweknow.com.
ABOUT BRIAN TYLER
BRIAN TYLER is a composer and conductor of over 70 films and was named Film Composer of the Year at the 2014 Cue Awards. Tyler composed blockbuster hits CRAZY RICH ASIANS, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, FURIOUS 7, IRON MAN 3, and THOR: THE DARK WORLD. He conducted the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia of London, and the Hollywood Studio Symphony for those films. He also scored EAGLE EYE for producer Steven Spielberg, and the recent FATE OF THE FURIOUS, which had the biggest global box office opening of all time. He was nominated for a 2014 BAFTA Award and was inducted into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2010. His films have grossed $12 billion worldwide.
Tyler’s score for Bill Paxton’s FRAILTY won him a World Soundtrack Award in 2002, as well as The World Soundtrack Award as Best New Film Composer of the Year. He has received three Emmy Award nominations, 26 BMI Music Awards, five ASCAP Music Awards, and recently won 12 Goldspirit Awards, including Composer of the Year. His soundtrack for CHILDREN OF DUNE reached #4 on the Amazon.com album charts. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON,FURIOUS 7, IRON MAN 3, THOR: THE DARK WORLD” and FAST FIVE all hit #1 on the iTunes soundtrack charts.
Tyler recently scored THE MUMMY starring Tom Cruise, which opened in June 2017, and CRAZY RICH ASIANS, which opened August 15, 2018. He most recently wrote the music for the new epic scripted dramatic series “Yellowstone” starring Kevin Costner and written and directed by Taylor Sheridan which premiered on Paramount Network on June 20, 2018. He also wrote the new Formula 1 theme for global broadcast, which debuted this season in late March.