Today we’re excited to spotlight Evgueni and Sacha Galperine.
What’s your composing method?
We’ll often begin with piano or another instrument which feels more pertinant as a lead intrument for the project. And the computer of course. Starting from there the method changes with every film and with every director. Sometimes we write the music being inspired only by a conversation with the director and his way of expressing the essence of the story. Other times, we score very closely to the picture, especially if it has to be synchronized to the action. Sometimes we’ll watch the a film several times then try to forget the picture in order to be able to dive in to the deep feelings that the film awakens in us. Then we translate these feelings into sounds. Often, our challenge is about understanding what is the story that music can tell behind the one told by the picture to help the audience to know the characters and the world they are living in, in a more unconscious way.
What challenged you most, and what rewarded you most, as your résumé evolved over the years?
The best reward is being in love with the film you’re working on because when you’re in love you give your very best, your everything. So the choice of projects must be made with care to be sure to be a part of something you feel connected with. Then the work begins and the biggest challenge is to find the unique musical key that opens the emotional door of the film, and to help the director take the best possible advantage of the amazing story telling tool the music can be.
Where is your favorite place to travel? Have these places ever influenced your work?
Japan. We spent some time in this incredible country and were blown away. To witness this different world with it’s own rules, different way to see art and to conceive it as a way to connect with the nature and space (Modern Art Museum on the Naoshima, Inujima and Teshima islands)… All this gives you such a new perspective on your life and work.