LAKESHORE RELEASES ‘THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS’ – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK


Lakeshore Records has released of the soundtrack to the heartwarming story Three Identical Strangers on iTunes and Apple Music on December 14th, and on all other digital platforms on January 4th, 2019.

Directed by Tim Wardle with original music from Paul Saunderson. Three Identical Strangers tells the story of three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds’ joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives – and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

 “Three Identical Strangers is a thought provoking, emotional rollercoaster of a story, full of twists and turns and I wanted the score to follow suite, and really connect with the audience to help them feel the raw emotion of what these boys went through. I knew at the beginning of the project that scoring this true story would be a challenge, as the film deals with very sensitive real subject matters.”

“The score was recorded with the London Contemporary Orchestra (two cellos, violin and a piano), along with a range of bowed metals, bowed guitars and electronics. With this line up I was able to create interesting organic textures proving useful for the cues relating to mental illness and the darker psychological moments in the film. The unusual choice for the two cellos instead of the traditional trio line up was made to help create an unconventional sound, with the first cello playing mostly high in its register, almost fragile in it’s timbre.”

“From the beginning of the process the director and I set out to create a very organic and cinematic score. Having a small collection of instruments helped to keep the music focused and give it an identity. It was important to me to keep the music sounding cohesive despite the large range of styles and moods that occur.”

“I feel that we really found the perfect balance of story telling, being powerful and emotive where the score needed to be without becoming to overwhelming and at the same time creating something unique.”

About Paul Saunderson:
Paul Saunderson is a British film composer and multi-instrumentalist who is as equally at home with orchestras as he is with contemporary music, known for his diversity and emotion within his writing never being afraid to push the boundaries of acoustic, orchestral and electronic music.

Saunderson has recently collaborated on MTV’s action adventure series The Shannara Chronicles, as well as completing the score for Jim O’Hanlon’s directorial debut A Hundred Streets starring Idris Elba & Gemma Arterton and Bill Clark’s heartbreaking true story Starfish. Other work includes scoring the RomCom Syrup starring Amber Heard & Kellan Lutz as well as the psychological gothic horror The Sleeping Room.

Saunderson learnt his craft working as arranger and programmer on over 35 feature films including Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn), Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes), Black Sea (Kevin Mcdonald), Johnny English: Reborn (Rowan Atkinson), 47 Ronin (Keanu Reeves), and Aardman’s latest feature animation Shaun The Sheep: Movie.

After receiving his Music degree from The University of Leeds in composition and electro acoustic music he immersed himself into the world of film music working as assistant to the award winning composer llan Eshkeri (Still Alice, The Young Victoria, Stardust, Layer Cake) and production assistant to Grammy award winning film music producer Steve McLaughlin (About A Boy, Heat, Batman, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon).

Saunderson has worked with many recording artists; recently writing arrangements for Badly Drawn Boy on Paul Weitz’s Being Flynn starring Robert De Niro. He has also worked alongside Coldplay, Kasabian, KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, The Cinematic Orchestra, Ash, and Andy Burrows. Saunderson is an emerging and exciting talent gaining in respect and success within the industry.

Track list:

01. Reunited

02. Nature vs. Nurture

03. You Have a Twin

04. Face to Face

05. Walk Through College

06. Newspapers

07. The Third

08. Adoption Agency

09. Louise Wise Services

10. Bubberla

11. Bottle of Champagne

12. I Left

13. Not Justifiable

14. Big Reveal

15. Natasha

16. Dr. Neubauer

17. Wedding Videos

18. Child Experiments

19. The Search

20. Eddy Gone

21. Jewish Board

22. Mental Illness

23. Parenting

24. Didn’t Fit In

25. Different Families

26. Washington Funding

27. All About Nurture

28. Findings

29. Three Identical Strangers

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