Cliff Eidelman’s “NIGHT IN THE GALLERY” coming to all digital store and streaming services January 11, 2019Recorded January 29, 2018 by Members of the London Symphony Orchestra with Michael McHale on piano at Abbey Road Studios.
Jonathan Allen (left) and Cliff Eidelman (right) at work at Abbey Road.
He describes the formation and inspiration of this new work.
Nothing short of a perfect way to spend time for a worthwhile listening experience. A wonderful example of post-classical narrative music. Eidelman has a way of guiding the listener through an open-ended musical story. This release is never dull and always transports us through an impressionistic and spectral scenario. The undulating and tital sounds avoid being sappy while preserving a no-nonsense and organic touch.
Always subtle, always intelligent, Cliff’s writing flatters the audience, making you feel you’re watching something that operates on another realm entirely.
There is not space (nor interest, I suspect) for a blow-by-blow description of the happy union which ensued. Suffice to say since our film was basically an opera, we asked for (and got) an operatic score. Eidelman is quite specific in his orchestrations and fond of strange, non-western instruments, ideal for the depcition of an alien culture, the heart of our film.
As his latest score -for the wonderful He’s Just Not That Into You -triumphantly proves, Cliff Eidelman is one of the most versatile, resourceful and accomplished composers working in films today.