Soundtracks are cool.
Matching music to images, collaborating with amazing people,
shaping the emotion with sound.
45th Brasília Film Festival (2012):
- Best Full Length Film Prize – Mostra Brasília (CLDF award),
- Best Soundtrack – Mostra Brasília (CLDF award).
Soundtrack by Joao MacDowell.
Animation directed by John R. Dilworth.
Commissioned by the Franklyn Institute, Philadelphia Science Museum.
Production Coordinator: Kasey Powers.
This is something we did for the Philadelphia Science Museum. In the live show they had an actor interacting with the film, demonstrating the differences between Real Physics and Cartoon Physics. Fun stuff. The director wanted the soundtrack to be in the Golden Age of Animation style, so I listened to a lot of that and then used mostly orchestral and big-band sound and then some organic sound effects with whistles, springs and coconuts. I had a great time doing it. Dilworth is a meticulous director and he really pushed me to find a theme that would be simple and memorable, but also to get to a high level of detail in the synchronization. For me this was a tribute to a lot of things that I grew up watching and listening.
Soundtrack by João MacDowell.
Written and Directed by Andrea Heydlauff
Produced by Panthera
This was a project I really enjoyed doing. Making music for kids is always fun. Here I had to portray the Brazilian landscape, keeping it simple.
I got to play a few acoustic guitars and lots of percussion.
More info at Panthera Website.
One hour long, through-composed soundtrack for massage therapy.
Modal Fantasy structured on Yanco’s research into the relationships between different chakras, modes and pitch classes. Composition was based on map of choreographed massage gestures, touching each section of the body, maintaining a steady pulse of 60 bpm, aimed to slow down brain waves and induce alpha stage.
Co-written with Karina Yanco. Available on CD, Independent, New York, 2011.
More Information and sample at Oanamassage website.
Video opening for Passarinho Verde Cultural Productions:
Greyhound to Cuba
Soundtrack by Joao MacDowell
Directed by Graham Eliot. Feature film – autobiographical documentary.
About “Féssoas” by Mauro Giuntinni:
Here’s a clip from the feature documentary “Parece Que Existo”, talking about the first soundtrack I did. “Féssoas” was a documentary about the representation of The Via Crucis, in Planaltina, a small historic town close to Brasilia. The director Mauro Giuntinni (who’s been interviewed here) decided to focus on the faith of the people who went there, not in the ceremony itself. I had to fill in the narrative with music only, as there was no spoken text through the film.