Music From the Motion Picture CLOSED CIRCUIT Releases Today

BACK LOT MUSIC CLOSED CIRCUITReleasing today digitally on Back Lot Music is Music From the Motion PictureClosed CircuitThe album features 14 new cues by composer Joby Talbot (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). Focus Features releases the movie across the country on Wednesday, August 28th.   

The international suspense thriller is a Focus Features presentation of a Working Title production, and stars Eric Bana (Hanna) and Golden Globe Award nominee Rebecca Hall. In Closed Circuit, a high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers (Bana and Hall) on the defense team – testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy. The movie, which also stars Julia Stiles and Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent, is directed by John Crowley (Is Anybody There?) and written by Steve Knight (Eastern Promises).

Joby Talbot’s compositional aesthetic threads through classical and concert works, projects with choreographers, and scores for television and film. In his first collaboration with Closed Circuit director John Crowley, he composed the score for the featureIs Anybody There?, starring Michael Caine.

Mr. Talbot studied composition privately with Brian Elias while attending University of London Royal Holloway and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Brian Dennis and Simon Bainbridge, respectively. On the concert platform, he has composed for major orchestras, soloists, and vocal groups. Works for large ensembles have included the trumpet concertoDesolation Wilderness, for Alison Balsom and the RLPO; Tide Harmonic, for the Orchestre National de Lille, which was a collaboration with choreographer Carolyn Carlson; and the 60-minute a cappella choral work Path of Miracles, for Nigel Short’sTenebrae choir.

BBC Proms commissioned his madrigal The Wishing Tree, for The King’s Singers; Sneaker Wave, for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; and an arrangement of Purcell’s Chacony in G Minor for the BBC Symphony Orchestra. As an arranger, Mr. Talbot has worked with musicians including Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Air, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Neil Hannon and The Divine Comedy (for and with whom he also wrote and performed), Travis, and Ute Lemper, as well as with record producerNigel Godrich.

His music has attracted such choreographers as Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor, with whom he collaborated on Entity for Random Dance, Genus, co-written with the musician Deru, for the Paris Opera Ballet, and Chroma, for the Royal Ballet. The latter was choreographed to his original works alongside his arrangements of songs by The White Stripes from the XL Recordings album Aluminium, which he also produced. Following their work together on Fool’s Paradisefor Morphoses, in 2011 he and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon premiered their full-length ballet of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada.

For film and television, Mr. Talbot graduated from scoring classic silent films including Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger for the British Film Institute to writing the themes and scores for the comedy series The League of Gentlemen (for which he won a Royal Television Society Award) and Psychoville. His feature film scores include ones for John Landis’ Burke and Hare, andGarth Jennings’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Son of Rambow. He composed the score, and developed song arrangements with young musicians, for Marc Evans’ Hunky Dory, starring Minnie Driver.

Recently, he premiered works with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Netherlands Dance Theatre, and the China NCPA Orchestra. He also oversaw the returns of Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandChromaFool’s Paradise, and Path of Miracles to houses worldwide. He is currently working with Christopher Wheeldon on a second full-length ballet for the Royal Ballet and National Ballet of Canada, as well as a one-act piece for the Dallas Opera.

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1. Borough Market Bomb
2. Wheels Within Wheels
3. The Shrine
4. Claudia and Martin
5. Leave To Remain
6. Clarifying The Situation
7. Wembley Stadium
8. A Reason To Get You
9. Should Have Kept Her Mouth Shut
10. No Right Way Out
11. Your Part Of The Bargain
12. The Execution
13. Where’s The Boy?
14. Questions In The House

Back Lot Music is Universal Pictures’ in-house record label, releasing music from their films and stage productions both digitally and physically.

SOURCE Back Lot Music


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