GLOBE SOUNDTRACK & SCORE RELEASES ‘MARY SHELLEY’ - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE
Features Original Music by British Composer, Amelia Warner
Film Released in UK 6th July 2018 "a child of love and light" Percy Bysshe Shelley on Mary Shelley
Globe Soundtrack & Score is pleased to announce the release of the original motion picture score to the eagerly-anticipated biopic from Curzon Mary Shelley which features original music by young British composer Amelia Warner (‘Mum’s List’). It is released internationally immediately in digital format and the film’s UK release is on 6th July 2018. Warner most recently enjoyed runaway chart successes in both the UK and the USA, reaching #1 and #2 respectively in the iTunes classical charts, with ‘Eve’, the lead track from ‘Visitors’ - a unique digital suite of Warner’s original compositions and which followed her triumph on attaining the coveted #1 position in the iTunes chart with her previous EP ‘Arms’.
‘Mary Shelley’ showcases not only the love affair between Romantic lyric poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) and the eighteen year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (1797-1851), who would become his wife, but also the events leading to her writing her internationally famous Gothic novel, ‘Frankenstein’ (1818), 200 years ld this year.
During the composition process, Amelia Warner emphasised the ghostly themes of the film by utilising vocalists and orchestral rhythms in unusual ways to illuminate the telling of this extraordinary and enduring tale. Warner has spoken of her sheer joy at the whole world of sound and her enjoyment in the composition process, noting its “transformative nature”, whereby colour, texture and emotion allow themselves to be changed and to evolve throughout.
Of ‘Mary Shelley’ Warner comments: “We used a lot of synths layered with the orchestra. The real strings layered with electric synths created a strangeness and modernity that I think works well with Mary’s character. We found some amazing musicians and two incredible singers who are a huge part of the score. We used a soprano and a counter tenor and had them sing very expressive ways to create an unsettling disorientation. Voice was really important as were the strings, which are slightly discordant. We also used breath and heartbeat to feel like we are experiencing the drama as Mary.”
‘Mary Shelley’ is fittingly directed by acclaimed Saudi Arabian woman director Haifaa al-Mansour and stars Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley, Douglas Booth as Percy Shelley, Bel Powley as Claire Clairmont, Ben Hardy as John Polidori, Tom Sturridge as Lord Byron, Maisie Williams as Isabel Baxter, Stephen Dillane as William Godwin and Joanne Froggatt as Mary Jane Clairmont.