MATCHES - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK"
picture soundtrack for the mysterious, creepy short film "20 Matches"
writer/director Mark Tapio Kines about a serial killer in
The ambitious movie stars German actress Nina Rausch, whose
character is telling the story of the serial killer only by match
The music by Chris Wirsig underlines the gloomy, confined
atmosphere with a small chamber string ensemble and electronics that
blend to form a hybrid score, reminiscent of John Carpenter’s work, but
still firmly rooted in today’s sounds.
Director Mark Tapio Kines about the music: “I chose Chris for this
project because I was interested in working with a composer who had a
background in electronic music. I wanted a score that could feel both
menacing and modern, with a dense texture and a sort of rhythm to it,
while being sparse and claustrophobic at the same time. That's a lot of
different ideas to ask for from one composer, especially for a short
film, but Chris and I got on the same page pretty fast, and my notes
got fewer and fewer. By the time he sent me the music for the end
credits, I had no notes at all. It was perfect. It was all perfect.”
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