One of the things I love about my job as a composer is the chance to work with lots of different musicians. Over the years, I’ve worked with everyone from the London Symphony to indie bands, and everything in-between.
But for a recent film score (“Iran In The Bible”), I had the chance to hire and work with brilliant Iranian musicians, using a half-dozen instruments I’d never used before in a score. These musicians were incredibly gracious, and willing to work at getting the sound I wanted without being able to read western music notation.
The film itself is an intriguing look at how Iran played a crucial role in Biblical history – particularly how a Persian king (Cyrus) was praised for being an incredible peacemaker between Persia (now Iran) and Israel.
You can hear a sample of the score (and these great Iranian musicians) HERE. Enjoy!