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On January 19, 2017, XV SGAE Film Sound and Music workshop short films were projected.
In my case, I composed the music for La Dama y la Muerte, directed by Javier Recio.
It is purely orchestral music that adapts to the carefree character with which the short film tackles a serious subject : dying freely.
La dama y la muerte
The music is composed using leitmotivs that are associated with characters (voice = the lady, clarinet = husband, oboe = doctor, etc.) as well as certain emotional moods, such as the piano in the grave register that represents the determination towards death or the harp harmonics that symbolize a "thread" of life (or life in a thread).
The use of harmonies by fourths (4th = life, 4th tritone = death) and the attractive and original game of orchestral colors (frullati, mutes ...), bring even more symbolism to the soundtrack that runs alongside the images in a kind of parallel narration. Calls between the voice and the clarinet that pass through different moods / colors from the very beginning until its resolution at the end of the credits, army as a fanfare of metals associated with the battle that the doctor and death maintain and many other sound details that adapt to the great narrative driving that characterizes the film.