Here's a work-in-progess sample of the soundtrack for DEAD WHEN I GOT HERE. The music was put together by Mark Pilkington of Strange Attractor publishing fame and many musical enterprises too numerous to mention.
We've spoken about composer Elianne Radigue, Tibetan singing bowls, silence, expanse and non-music.
What interests me a lot about making this film is something that the poet Lorca described as poetic fact. Something that isn't metaphorical. Something that isn't symbolic or standing in for something else. It just is. I felt this when filming the mental patients in the desert. They seemed to exist purely in their own worlds. Captain Beefheart was also interested in this idea and if you know his music - especially the more out there stuff, these ideas make sense. Apart from these notions, I also feel that music shouldn't be so much heard in a film as felt. For this reason, words always fail when desribing music.
Anyway, this is Mark's first attempt at a soundtrack. More to follow.