Death By Neon
The Sinner is probably simply one of the 5 best score of the DECADE. The atmosphere is mind-blowing and the themes are absolutely mesmerizing... Please do a favor to yourself and purchase this one as a blind buy, you won't be disappointed this is a sure thing!
The riveting #1 cable show of 2017, THE SINNER has been nominated for Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards. In its first season, the series follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what” – but the “why” – as an investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive. Together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.
This original soundtrack album is a deep dive into the mysterious and captivating musical world of THE SINNER – an emotional journey of discovery through a landscape of distinctive electronic rhythms and beats, evolving layers of danger and mystery, and memorable, masterfully orchestrated melodies. The Apple Deluxe edition includes a package of 9 additional exclusive bonus tracks from Kirchman’s score.
Says showrunner Derek Simonds: “I can’t imagine THE SINNER without Ronit’s music. She’s a whiz in the studio, a talented multi-instrumentalist who creates singular textures for her compositions, and most importantly, a soulful artist with a deep sensitivity to the subtleties of character and mood. Her work effortlessly expresses both the churning dread and the contemplative, bruised heart of Cora’s journey.”
Kirchman elaborates: “It’s a real pleasure to write for a show where I am asked to create something new and musically innovative, with sounds and themes that feel original and unexpected, while at the same time totally organic to the story. We want the audience to respond with genuine engagement, suspense, and surprise – and that means coming up with a fresh tool kit and truly unique themes. My hybrid palette for THE SINNER incorporates specifically designed electronic elements, sculpted sounds, acoustic instrumental writing with extended techniques, and processing of live sounds. The goal is for the audience to feel taken over by this compelling story.”
ABOUT THE COMPOSER:
RONIT KIRCHMAN is a composer, music producer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. She composes music for film and television, theater and dance, multimedia installations, and the concert stage. She performs internationally and is also an accomplished visual artist and author. In addition to her powerful work for the popular and critically acclaimed series THE SINNER (USA Network), Ronit’s widely varied film scores include the feature-length Zen and the Art of Dying, Finding Neighbors, and The Skin I'm In, as well as The Golden Age of Fish, Say You Love Me, and Gowanus, Brooklyn among others. Ronit is also a pioneer in the reimagining of film scores for live performance in her Remix Anatomy concert series, which has been supported by FilmForum and Sundance Institute.
Kirchman is known for her impressive stylistic breadth, depth, and originality, as well as a unique cross-disciplinary understanding of storytelling and creative collaboration. She is the first-ever recipient of the Sundance Institute Time Warner Foundation Fellowship in Film Music, and has also been awarded the Sundance Composers Lab and Documentary Composers Lab Fellowships, BMI Conductors Fellowship, and a Subito grant from the American Composers Forum. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received her MFA in Composition-New Media from CalArts. Born and raised in NYC, Ronit currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
released May 11, 2018
Music composed, produced, arranged, and programmed by Ronit Kirchman
Album produced by Ronit Kirchman
All instruments performed by Ronit Kirchman
Recorded and Mixed by Ronit Kirchman
Mastered by Mike Roskelley
Derek Simonds; Alicen Schneider and Molly Stapleton at NBCUniversal; Jake Kozarec at Fortress Talent Management; Chandler Poling and the White Bear PR team; David Ferreria at Mark MML; the editorial team of The Sinner Season 1: Dan Evans Farkas, Gary Levy, Erica Freed Marker, Aaron Yanes
Executive Album Producers for Lakeshore Records: Skip Williamson and Brian McNelis
Director of A&R: Eric Craig
Art Director / A&R: John Bergin
Special Thanks: Lynn Hobensack, Don Smith, Tony Giles
Ronit Kirchman is a composer, music producer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental performer, visual artist and author. She composes music for film and television, theater and dance, multimedia installations and the concert stage.
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It isn't hard to imagine this as the soundtrack to "Night of the Living Dead" in a parallel universe where the classic film was made in early eighties Italy. The metronomic kick drum throbbing away at the start of "Opening Credits" and that eerie vocal choir synth line awakens the same frisson as when listening to Frizzi's "Zombi 2" main theme. A wonderful homage to retro Italo-horror soundtracks which also functions very effectively as an alternative score for the film. Excellent... Kish Kollektiv