After appearing at New York’s Tribeca and Toronto’s Hot Docs film festivals, Silenced is already generating plenty of media attention. Check out Silenced on Facebook for the latest updates about the film, but in the meantime, here are a few recent links:
Carole Di Tosti offers an in-depth look at James Spione’s documentary on government whistleblowers: http://blogcritics.org/tribeca-film-festival-silenced/
It’s always nice to have one’s music put to use, but I was especially happy to discover that “Chasing Butterflies” (from Overtones) was included in the soundtrack of John Sutter’s thought-provoking CNN digital documentary The Most Unequal Place in America. Listen for it at about 6:38 of the 15-minute program. You can hear the full track here.
It was nice to be mentioned in a concert review of the ensemble performance of Pete Seeger: The Storm King earlier this month. I’m hidden behind the crown in the picture, but don’t mind standing behind such a great group of musicians.
James Spione’s documentary Silenced debuted on April 18th as a Spotlight selection in the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Executive producer Susan Sarandon was on hand, as were two of the film’s main subjects: whistleblowers Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack. The third John Kariakou is currently in prison, but his wife Heather was there. I was glad to be able to meet them, and to hear the music in the excellent School of Visual Arts theater on 23rd street. I think the score sounded pretty good.
I’ve added a couple of cues to the music player on the homepage and in my Audio Showcase.