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    Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:35:19

    Sondre Lerche Scores "The Sleepwalker" Soundtrack - The film is at Sundance

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    Sondre Lerche is uniquely a part of the new film The Sleepwalker, which has been accepted into this year's Sundance Film Festival competition. The film is one of the top 16 films out of the 5,000 submitted to compete for Grand Jury and audience prizes.


    But, wait, how is he involved?

    The film's shadowy soundtrack, out now via Mona Records, is an original collection written and performed by Sondre and Kato Ådland. The latter is Sondre's longtime music partner.

    Mostly instrumental, The Sleepwalker Original Soundtrack [iTunes link] allowed Sondre to explore ideas, structures and textures that he's developed an affinity for but hasn't been able to find room for on his song based albums. Nothing goes to waste with Sondre Lerche.

    "The Sleepwalker demanded an entirely different approach and tone," says Sondre. "I saw this as a very welcome opportunity to finally explore more atonal and ambient tendencies that I'd been drawn towards."

    He continued, "The biggest most freeing difference was composing music that wasn't for me to perform as an artist, or god forbid, singer/songwriter, if you will. This was also the first time I composed music with someone else. We wrote most of it together in the studio, improvising and manipulating sounds and ideas to raw footage and dailies sent to us as they were shooting the film."

    Sounds like a "must hear" to us.

    Are you going to check out the film or the soundtrack?

    —Katie Sheehan

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